“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.