We have been doing sheep work this afternoon, work as in rounding them up and getting them in from the paddock to the yards, drafting off the lambs to get ready to sell them tomorrow.

Our sheep follow my husband, he is their shepherd, and they know that he looks after them.  When we had a bigger farm and larger amounts of sheep you had to spend hours getting them in.  Now that we have a smaller amount they just follow my husband.  He walks out to them in the paddock and then calls to them and they come. Quite amazing really!!DSC_0546[1]

John 10:4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

People say that sheep are stupid but I don’t think they are any more stupid than us regarding our shepherd.

Now as I say, the sheep follow my husband, but there are always those couple that decide they know best and don’t want to submit to my husbands authority over them.

This sounds so familiar, it reminds me of us people with regards to our own Good Shepherd Jesus.

He comes out and calls to us and we follow, most of the time, but there is always that part of us that thinks we know better and just don’t want to submit to his authority and headship in our lives.

We want to be just like the sheep and go our own way and do our own thing.  The grass always looks greener where they aren’t supposed to be, just like it is with us.  If it gets too hard with Jesus leading us we just take back the reigns and go on our own, and where does this get us – in strife.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray;we have turned – every one – to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Let us remember who our Good Shepherd is, Jesus is always there for us, we know His voice and we should follow him with our whole heart.



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10 thoughts on “ARE YOU A SHEEP”

  1. I’ve been reading about sheep recently and why, even as Christians, are compared to them. You’re right, they get into a lot of trouble when they refuse to submit to their shepherd, and yet are kept safe and from harm when they do! We have so many lessons to learn from them. Thank you for sharin.

  2. I loved hearing about your sheep and how they (most of them) follow your husband. I always wanted to have sheep but never could. I did take care of one for one week. It ran off and I had to run off after it. We kept it in with our chickens and allowed it to graze in our yard. I know you are supposed to have more than one but that is all our friends had.

    1. Thanks for your comment Judith, friends of ours have a huge farm and always end up with lambs that need mothering (feeding by bottle), they then become great pets, although they can be a bit annoying. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving. Blessings

  3. I love how you beautifully described the sheep and the shepherd with a real life connection. I must say that I am one of those sheep who stray at times because I think I know best. Thanks for linking to The Weekend Brew.

  4. What a perfect, real life analogy of a shepherd and his sheep. Yes, we now the voice of The Shepherd. Helps us to obey you Lord! Thank you for joining us at The Weekend Brew!

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