Feed My Sheep

 

 

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Feed My Sheep

by

Karen E. Pansler

 

 

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?  He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.  He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?  He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.  He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.       

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?  Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me?  And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.  Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.                                                                 John 21:15-17

 

Is God calling you to be a shepherd to lost souls?   Is He speaking to your heart, “Who will watch over and protect My sheep from the wolves who seek to devour My people?  Who will seek My stray sheep, lift them out of dangerous places, and carry back them back to safety?  Who will lead My sheep to drink?  Who will feed My sheep? I have chosen you.”

 

What is your answer?  Have you dared to defy your Creator by shaking your fist to heaven and protesting:  “No, Lord, I will not watch over and protect Your sheep from the wolves who seek to devour Your people!  No, Lord, I will not seek Your stray sheep, lift them out of dangerous places, and carry them back to safety! No, Lord, I will not lead Your sheep to drink!" 

 

Are you so hardhearted to see countless lives destroyed because you refuse to repent and watch over His sheep?  Are you so hardhearted that you not only refuse to protect His sheep from the wolves, but - even worse - that you are a wolf seeking to devour His sheep ? 

 

You must cry out to God a heartfelt cry of repentance before it is too late. You must cry out with all your heart Psalm 51:

                    

Psalm 51

Prayer for Cleansing and Pardon

To the leader. A Psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

 1  Have mercy on me, O God,
         according to your steadfast love;
     according to your abundant mercy
         blot out my transgressions.
 2  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
         and cleanse me from my sin.

 3  For I know my transgressions,
         and my sin is ever before me.
 4  Against you, you alone, have I sinned,
         and done what is evil in your sight,
     so that you are justified in your sentence
         and blameless when you pass judgment.
 5  Indeed, I was born guilty,
         a sinner when my mother conceived me.

 6  You desire truth in the inward being;a
         therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
 7  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
         wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
 8  Let me hear joy and gladness;
         let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.
 9  Hide your face from my sins,
         and blot out all my iniquities.

 10  Create in me a clean heart, O God,
         and put a new and rightb spirit within me.
 11  Do not cast me away from your presence,
         and do not take your holy spirit from me.
 12  Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
         and sustain in me a willingc spirit.

 13  Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
         and sinners will return to you.
 14  Deliver me from bloodshed, O God,
         O God of my salvation,
         and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.

 15  O Lord, open my lips,
         and my mouth will declare your praise.
 16  For you have no delight in sacrifice;
         if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.
 17  The sacrifice acceptable to Godd is a broken spirit;
         a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

 18  Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
         rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,
 19  then you will delight in right sacrifices,
         in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
         then bulls will be offered on your altar.

 

 

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