Friday, March 10, 2017

What Kind of Sheep are You?



Some of us claim the "The Lord Is My Shepherd" but what kind of sheep are we! Are we happy and contented sheep or sad discontented sheep! 

Happy and contented sheep follow the shepherd, because they trust him. They know he loves them and will do whatever it takes to protect them and supply their needs. However, discontented sheep seem to be "restless" they have the propensity to wander. Author of "The Way of the Shepherd", Don Baker says these, "restless sheep have insatiable cravings that cause them to wander from the rest of the flock."   

He notes "the Shepherd will hang a bell around the neck of discontented sheep because during the night he may hear what sounds like the Morse code of bells. A single clang of the bell means that a discontented sheep is trudging off. It may be in search of greener pastures or purer water. If the clang is rapid it means the sheep is running-sometimes of danger but usually, it is just dissatisfied."

Discontented sheep leave the shepherd and the flock because they are not satisfied with the shepherd's provision. Baker says, "sheep don't need much, however they often want more than they need. Their cravings can make them drunk if they eat too many grapes, sick if they drink polluted water and die if they bloat themselves from too much alfalfa."   

When sheep decide to disdain the shepherd's guidance they flee the flock.

When they want more than He's provided they decide to make a run for it and become prey for wolves.


Believers place themselves in danger when they decide to leave the flock to pursue greener pastures in the world's system. 

Trust the Good Shepherd. Decide to be content with the things/life He has provided for you, because He knows what's best for you at this time. 

Rest in His care today, because all is well with the man or woman who submits to the One who boldly said to Mary,  "Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" (John 11:40) Her brother was dead but Jesus the Good Shepherd told her to believe because with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). You must believe He is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11) and that He will withhold no good thing from you (Psalm 84:11)!  

Be satisfied and content with Him today! Don't leave the flock and the presence of the Good Shepherd for worldly pleasures and pursuits. For you shall see the glory of God if you continue in his kindness (Romans 11:22) Yes, continue/remain in His loving care for all is well with thee!


Today I declare that  you will see the goodness of God in the land of the living! (Psalm 27:13)

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