Being Sheep

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep."John 10:14-15

Monday, October 26, 2009

I Just Wanna Be A Sheep

"The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."
John 10:2-5


We are called to be sheep, to recognize our Shepherd's (God's) voice, and to follow Him. We must trust Him to lead and guide us along the right path.

One of my favorite children's songs goes like this:


Just Wanna Be A Sheep

Chorus
I just wanna be a sheep
Baa, baa, baa, baa
I just wanna be a sheep
Baa, baa, baa, baa
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
I just wanna be a sheep
Baa, baa, baa, baa,

Verse 1
Don't wanna be a goat…nope
Don't wanna be a goat…nope
Haven't got any hope…nope
Don't wanna be a goat…nope

Verse 2
Don't wanna be a hypocrite
Don't wanna be a hypocrite
'Cause they're not hip to it
Don't wanna be a hypocrite

Verse 3
Don't wanna be a Pharisee
Don't wanna be a Pharisee
'Cause they're not fair you see
Don't wanna be a Pharisee

Verse 4
Don't wanna be a Sadducee
Don't wanna be a Sadducee
'Cause they're so sad you see
Don't wanna be a Sadducee

Verse 5
Just wanna be a child of God
Just wanna be a child of God
Walkin' the same path He trod
Just wanna be a child of God


I don't want to be a goat, I don't want to be a hypocrite, a http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23:13&version=NIV, or a Saducee. I just want to be a child of God. Walking the same path He trod.

It's a never-ending struggle: will I truly follow what God has for my life? Do I really want to be like Jesus? After all, Jesus was crucified for what He said and did while on earth. Lord, use me to accomplish Your will. Give me faith in You. Let me be your child.