READ: John 21
MY VERSE: John 21:17 – “Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep.'”
MY REFLECTION: Jesus said to Peter three consecutive times, “If you love Me, feed my sheep.” Jesus did this for emphasis, to make a point to Peter and to make a point to me. The point is this: that if we are following Him it will result in not just being fed, or even learning to feed ourselves; the end result will be that we will join Him in the task of spiritually feeding others. This is spiritual maturity – growth and maturation that goes beyond the infant stage where someone must feed you; beyond the adolescent stage where you learn to feed yourself; to the adult stage where you take responsibility for the well-being of others around you. Jesus is asking this of Peter back then, he is asking it of me today.
MY PRAYER: Father God, help me to constantly maintain a rhythm to my life where I am feeding myself through the discipline of prayer, study and listening to You. Help me to be able to look back on my life and know that I have spent my life doing what You asked Peter to do, “feeding Your sheep”. I also ask for your help, guidance and wisdom in mobilizing a movement of people who are all about feeding others. With love and loyalty, Dave.