John 21:17 ” Jesus said, ‘Feed My sheep.’ “

The Lord’s commission to “Feed My sheep” is without exception for all Believers.  But for all of you who have been around livestock and done chores, you know that it can be very frustrating moving and feeding animals.  They don’t want to go where you want them to…they’re noisy, dirty, stinky and pushy.  And on top of that, daily chores are mundane, boring, and at times unnerving when the animals act up.  You find yourself saying, “I wish someone else would do this!”  But “Feed My sheep” means much more than just giving nourishment.  For God, it means shepherding, tending, guarding and leading a group of at times unruly people.  People that you can tenderly lead to (Living) water, but then watch as they refuse to drink. That’s when discouragement can set in, but remember it’s not about you, so don’t take it personally… just continue to do the chores you’ve been called to.

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