Shepherding

….and Are You Called To Shepherd Others?

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I awoke in a hotel of rooms stacked one on top of another. A thought comes to mind in the bright morning light while reminiscing about the previous evening spent with friends. God blesses our honored relationships. Friends are valued like Mom’s fine China she’d use on Sunday – a trophy removed from a hutch. You hold this connection delicately for there’s nothing else like it. We look at each other and wonder why life sent us different directions yet we’re still allowed to share our experiences as we retire from life’s ventures. God rounds out our personalities because He somehow understands the importance of camaraderie.

Some people, though, merely exist, alone and separated from the love of others. Late in life, when we need each other the most, some wake with their lives closed out from their souls. You can’t help but wonder where God is in their world. Painting a way to find Jesus, our mornings are brighter when we live in prayer.

Returning to my roots, I look for spirits to connect to once again. Many are more interested in appearances and status than acquaintances. I feel the absence of strength as I walk about in the misty harbor. So, I ask God how I can shepherd those too busy with their self-absorbing destinies. They’re not aware that He is the tour guide carrying their spirits. Many are too wrapped up in material gifts to justify their tranquility which exists only because of God. At the end of the day when goodbyes are exchanged, we walk away with our heads held high. I know, in some small way, I gave my heart to the good of God’s children…. shepherding His name.

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EDITOR’S NOTES:

Are You Called To Shepherd Others?

  • A Christian leader must pick up the towel and serve others. He/She is a constant guide of encouragement to their flocks – a caretaker, if you will. Much time and energy may be spent “herding the sheep”, sacrificing every waking moment.
  • A Christian must lead their sheep to the greener pastures of God’s word. Sometimes, this may mean becoming personally involved in other’s lives, ensuring that all are “fed”—and fed well. Discipleship and sharing every day are key characteristics of a shepherd.
  • A Christian leader should remove fear from others and strive to resolve conflicts. They will not hesitate to confront others about things in their life that need to be removed. Using a “rod and a staff”, they fend off evil and rescue the good sheep by helping them get through the rough spots of life.
  • A strong Christian follows the Lord as well. Our leadership is only successful if we are leading people in the path of Christ.

 

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Dana S. Bicks, a Severna Park, Maryland native, was born a left-handed dyslexic, and falsely labeled "retarded" as a young child. He struggled throughout his life with the disability until the age of sixty when one night, a miracle occurred. God, in His infinite grace and wisdom, awoke Dana and demanded him to be a writer of His messages to the world. Shortly after finding humor in God's suggestion, Dana picked up a pen. He began writing, right-handed nonetheless, Christian struggles of life, and prayers ascribed to him by the Lord. In June 2017, Dana and his wife created their Christian blog, www.danabicksauthor.com, which currently maintains 19.6 million readers in twenty-nine countries across the world. It has won multi-awards including the Top 50 Inspirational Blog as voted by Feedspot.com in September 2017. His blog is followed by numerous celebrities, ministries, authors, and people in all walks of life. Only God's hand could allow an unexperienced writer to grow a fellowship of such success in less than a year! Dana Bicks is blessed to witness and live his own miracles every day of his life. He shares these stories in his beautiful books, blogs, and social media platforms. Currently, his works include the inspirational book series, "There.... In God's Grace", and the children's book series, "Dr. Peacock and Friends". Dana’s creative, talented writing can only be heaven sent!

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