Feed My Sheep
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:
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.
3 For I know my transgressions,
6 You desire truth in the inward being;a
in me a clean heart, O God,
15 O Lord, open my lips,
18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;