The yoke of a created-dependent sheep,
trying to be an independent/CEO/orphan/shepherd, is extremely heavy, burdensome. A Curse, weighing down the sheep: we get stressed, exhausted, from having the weight of the world on our shoulders. Why do we sheep do this? We believe a lie, that we’ll be happier functioning as shepherds/somebodies, rather than lowly sheep. Common. Ordinary. Nobodies. Losers, by comparison. Unable to direct myself, captain my soul, master my fate. No glory to me, because all glory goes to shepherds/somebodies.
But the Good Shepherd offers His own yoke to His sheep, and it’s as light as a feather. Easy as pie. And for those who are humbled by the Spirit, into wearing it, LIFE-giving. Effortless existence when I function as DumbSheepDave, because my joy and peace have nothing to do with my circumstances. Ahhh. Tis so sweet to freshly trust in Jesus: freshly dead to being something I was never designed to be.
–ShepherdDave, needing prayer for fresh conviction of the sin of independence, so he experiences LIFE as DumbSheepDave, enticing the pre-believers around him to want what he has (please pray now)
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