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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.
Here is a wise word for all “Farmers And Shepherds.” The wiseman stated that it’s imperative for the Shepherd to take care of the condition of his flocks. There’s also discussion concerning the grass and the hay, which is where the Farmer comes in. It all works together. When the fields are cared for, the flocks maintain a healthy diet and in turn, produce goats milk, food, and wool clothing for us humans. But none of it happens if “The Farmers And Shepherds,” neglect their duty.
I will be married to my darling Dr. Robyn for fifty years in a few months! That’s right; I’m shaking my head. I just can’t believe it’s been that long. Through these many years of marriage and ministry, my wife has always told me, “Rich, we are Farmers and Shepherds as Pastors. She has always reminded me that our people are like a garden and our people are the sheep we Shepherd. In her words, “As long as we care for our garden and our sheep, everything will go fine, but if we leave it up to someone else and walk away or get tired of maintaining our garden and our sheep, we’ll be finished overnight.” Why? Because the very next verse says that money won’t last forever, and even a crown or the nation’s leadership isn’t guaranteed forever. I’m not sure if you’re a Shepherd or a Farmer or a Pastor, or a Business person. But don’t leave your flock and gardens for someone else to take care of. There may not be much left to care for in a short while.
Thank you this AM for taking care of me. Thank you for nurturing me, feeding me, healing me, but most of all, thank you for saving me. You’re everything I could ever ask or hope for. Amen