Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Taking Ownership

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father." John 10:11-18 ESV

I am so glad that God has this attitude. He does not have 'hireling' attitude.

Jesus took ownership of His calling and laid down His life and had fellowship with God the Father in it.

It is amazing that we can take ownership by faith of what we are powerless to perform. By prayer and faith we move in God's leading and He produces fruit in the midst of it.

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