Monday, June 3, 2013

Shepherd My Sheep


The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd. (Ecclesiastes 12:11)

  • Some of us have wise spiritual leaders who make positive impacts on our lives.
     
  • They have made the Word of God come alive.
     
  • They have trained us in our study of the Bible.
     
  • They have shepherded us in building vital ministries to help others grow spiritually.
     
  • Each of these teachers has encouraged us in different ways.
     
  • King Solomon wisely observed some ways that spiritual leaders can help us grow: “The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd”.
     
  • Some teachers prod us.
     
  • Others build solid spiritual structures into our lives.
     
  • Still others, as caring shepherds, are there to listen to us when we are hurt.
     
  • The Good Shepherd has given our spiritual leaders a variety of gifts: exhorting, developing, and shepherding.
     
  • The Good Shepherd desires that we maintain humble hearts and a love for others.
     
  • What a privilege to be led and used by our Shepherd to encourage others in their walk with Him.
     
  • May our Lord God give us the wisdom we need to encourage others in their spiritual walk.
     
  • May He give us His Spirit’s power to do that.
     
  • May He use the gifts He have given us to help others along on their journey.
     
  • May our words always reflect the heart of God and His wisdom.


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