Relax, Sheep-momma

They aren’t very smart, sheep.  They will follow each other off cliffs, they will wander with no real direction, they will allow themselves to become prey.  Maybe you already know that the comparison God makes between us and sheep is not flattering.  I know I’m not a cheetah or anything, but even a dog would be an upgrade.  Dogs can be rather intelligent, are often kind and loyal to their owners.

But God tells us clearly we are his sheep, and He is our good shepherd.  As I lament my sheep-like tendencies—wandering from my Abba Father to follow what seems better, following the herd of other sheep (ahem, Facebook, Pinterist), allowing my mind to be preyed upon by that prowling lion—I discovered great comfort in a passage from Isaiah.

He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom and will gently lead those that have their young. (Isaiah 40:11) [emphasis mine]

He will gently lead those that have their young.  Mommas, the one who crafted the tiny hearts of your children in the womb, He, will gently lead you while you lead them.  The one who calls your children His handiwork and has already prepared good works for them to do, He, will lead you.

Oh, let’s relax, sheep-mommas, God almighty is our shepherd, and He notices those that have their young.

Join me in allowing Him to gently lead you and your littles today. When you hit a wall with your little one(s)

1. Instead of searching Google or even another momma-blog, search their Creator’s heart.

2. Post Isaiah 40:11 or some of Psalm 23 somewhere you will see it often.  Read it aloud and let it remind you it’s okay to be a sheep.

3.  Don’t be surprised when your children act like sheep, just stoop down with them and point them to the Shepherd.

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