If the Lord is our Shepherd, we should follow Him closely. This is my summary of a recent post by Bridget Thomas entitled, “Following the Shepherd’s Lead.”
My blogger friend was on to something. I sheepishly 😄 admitted I’ve tried to be friends with God before without following Him.
Yes, this sounds preposterous, but it happens all the time.
For instance, I know folks who are serious social media lurkers. They’re active on major platforms but never engage, choosing instead to scroll and troll through the content feeds of others.
Bridget’s post reminded me–Ok, convicted😞–I’ve done the same thing with God. I’ve claimed to be His “follower,” yet not fellowshipped with Him at all. I wanted Him around, simply for His content feed. “Don’t like. Don’t comment.” was my motto.
Thankfully, I was still able to hear His voice–calling me back to the fold. And this reminded me who my true shepherd is.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.Jesus–John 10:27 (NIV)
Kind reader, the Good Shepherd (Jesus) seeks us out before we even realize we need Him. To know Him is to follow Him, and vice-versa. Do you hear His voice today?
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.Jesus–John 10:14 (NIV)
Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️ prayers and love.