Feeding the Flock

“I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest,” declares the Lord GOD.  Eze. 34:15

On Sunday my daughter and her family came over.  I ended up babysitting the two year old while everybody else went shopping.  We had a good time.  Most of it was spent on the back porch drawing with chalk and then watering the plants.  I won’t be surprised if some of those plants drown as much water as Avery put on them.

Avery is talking more and more every time I see her.  She is quite a blessing and she loves to help.  After we watered the plants and caused our town to escalate to a whole new critical stage in the “Drought Alert” we turned our attention to the bird feeder.  We have a bird feeder in the back yard and last summer there were a whole host of finches, chick-a-dees, doves and other birds that would come around to partake of the food.  During the winter time when it became cold and I did not spend so much time outside I was not as diligent about putting bird seed in the feeder.  As a result the birds began to wander off and seek out provision somewhere else.

But this weekend I had my helper with me and Avery and I filled up the feeder again with bird seed.  Today I noticed a few finches coming back.  My experience with that bird feeder (and my lack of consistency in supplying provision) has made me appreciate God’s faithfulness even more.  God promises to take care of His People throughout His Word.  He says in Ezekiel 34:15

“I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest,” declares the Lord GOD.  Eze. 34:15

The Lord promises us a faithful Shepherd who will never leave us nor forsake us.  He promises to always meet our needs and to feed us with His word.  There is no need for us to seek provision from anywhere else.  In John chapter 6 many superficial followers began to leave Jesus and Jesus asked the disciples if they planned on leaving too.  Peter said in John 6:68,”Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.”  The Lord always offers us all the provision we need; He offers us words of eternal life.  His words are always available.  His comfort and provision are in abundant supply.

If you would like more information on how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please feel free to email me directly at pastorpstephens@aol.com

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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