The Calling of a Shepherd

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The Calling of a Shepherd

Post  fennywest on Sun 21 Nov 2010, 6:03 pm

The calling of a shepherd
Is to seek and save the sheep
Love them, care for them
feed them and not fleece them.

This calling is for all God’s sheep
not just for the Good Shepherd
We were saved to serve others
not sit and stare and want to be served.

We are saved to have a heart for others
like beggars, lepers who have found bread
taking the Good News to those who starve
And being the answers to our prayers.

Before the call of Moses God saw the need
He heard the cry of the children of Israel
Before Esther was crowned, God saw
The plot that was coming to kill his people.

God is calling shepherds after His heart
Like David unlike Eliab;
like Joseph, unlike Saul
Like Timothy, unlike Samson,
Like Joshua, unlike Achan
Like Paul unlike Demas.
Reach out for the sheep of His pasture
Who have been assigned to your boat.

They my not recognize you; they may abuse you
They may throw stones at you; or spit on you
Trample you, vilify you, or even crucify you.
But know that His grace is sufficient for you.

So know you are here for a definite purpose
Find that purpose, prepare for that purpose
Pursue that purpose and fulfill that purpose.
To the glory of the Most High God.

Moses at the Burning Bush
1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
4 So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
5 Then He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” 6 Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. 8 So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
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Re: The Calling of a Shepherd

Post  WARRIOR on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 5:11 pm

Yes,,, the day is soon ending...
we are to be about our purpose,
bearing witness to the light...
leading people into the kingdom of heaven.
Loved this... it ministered to my soul.
Blessings... Warrior!

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