The Shepherd’s Work is Never Done

4.0.1Disciples: If you don’t got out there as powerful as a bulldozer – stirring up acres of undisturbed soil every hour – nobody will know who you are, and surely nobody will hear what you have to say, and the message won’t get out there at all.

What would God say?

I cannot answer that, but, the question to ask might be…

Does he want you to be his child, his student, or does he want you to try to be as big as him?

Remember when there was no internet (if you are old enough), the times when you opened your bible in the quiet of the day, or you bowed your head in prayer, and savored your time with him, and him alone? He rejoices and embraces the one that listens. The one that humbly sits at his feet and says, “Father, I am here. Teach me.” Without distractions. Without ulterior motives. Isn’t that sufficient with anyone that we love – the quiet times, the simple things, the devotions, the moments we preciously spend by our loved one’s side?

Can we really do two things at once, and do them both well? Are we capable of being his voice, booming out his words, and still be a lamb in his personal flock, listening for (him) The Shepherd to call our name?

Whoever coined the phrase “balance,” hit a home-run. There is a time, and there is a place.

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:18 NIV)

Proclaim to the world the truth, We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

An ambassador – a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign being as (His) representative. Diplomatic –  skilled in dealing with sensitive matters or people, tactful.

A representative that carries a message, and is skilled in insightful compassion. A representative led by The Shepherd, The One that calls us to him when he sees the light beginning to dim, so that we may hear his voice…so that he may teach us.

Surely, don’t scare the lost sheep away – brothers and sisters – that you see off in the distance. Love each one of them, show them what you have been trained well to do. Be sensitive so that they will want to follow you to safety.

And finally…your Shepherd, your educator, sees his work as never done…seek guidance in His Word, always, and remember – He is The One.

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