Jeremiah 3-4 B

“Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.” 3:1

There was this sweet spot, for a few years after high school, where I was a sponge soaking up everything about Jesus. I couldn’t put the Bible down and I had an insatiable appetite to get to know him. My peers, mentors, crushes, roommates and friends were strategic choices I made of people who wanted to talk about God. I tackled women to mentor me. I volunteered my time to the church and my future to Ministry, whatever it may be. 

The verse above jumped out to me. It got me thinking of all the shepherds after God’s own heart who have been spoon-feeding me over the years. Good, godly people who bestowed grace all over me and my messy, self-centered life.

Who has shepherded you over the years?

Who have you shepherded? Who do you pray for, who do you lift up and encourage?

I love God’s design of community; all of us sharpening and encouraging each other. It’s beautiful, messy, exhausting and holy.

-Carly

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