Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of September

Sep 28, 2020 by

Verses:

Dan. 9:3 “So I set my face toward the Lord God to seek Him in prayers and supplications with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.”

 

Excerpts:

Those who shepherd the flock of God should shepherd according to God. To shepherd according to God is to shepherd according to God’s nature, desire, way, and glory, not according to our preference, interest, purpose, and disposition. In order to shepherd according to God, we need to become God in life, nature, expression, and function. We need to be the reproduction of Christ, the expression of God, so that in our shepherding we express God, not the self with its disposition and peculiarities. We need to become God in His function of shepherding the flock of God according to what He is and according to His goal in His economy. When we are one with God, we become God in life and nature and are God in our shepherding of others.

 

The shepherding that builds up the Body of Christ is a mutual shepherding. To shepherd is to take all-inclusive, tender care of the flock. All believers, regardless of their stage of spiritual growth, need shepherding. All of us need to be under the organic shepherding of Christ and be one with Him to shepherd others. We need to shepherd the flock of God according to the Father’s loving and forgiving heart and according to the Son’s seeking, finding, and shepherding spirit. We are both sheep and shepherds, shepherding and being shepherded in mutuality; through this mutual shepherding, the Body builds itself up in love. (Crystallization-study of Jeremiah ad Lamentations, msg.11)

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