Hi! I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2!
Dear Jesus, I come before you today. Open my heart and my mind as I read Matthew. Help me to understand what You are trying to say to me, and to see what You are trying to show me. I love You.
You can read your own Bible or read an online version like the one below. I like to use my own Bible so I can highlight, circle and underline those things that stand out for me.
What I am doing is sending you out like sheep among wolves.
Even though we are WOLF – Women of Laughter and Faith – God is calling us to be like sheep. Sheep gather together for protection, they listen to the voice of their shepherd, they trust their shepherd, they follow their shepherd, they are gentle towards others, their wool keeps them warm or cool and protects them from rain and injury, and they are just so soft and cuddly looking! If we are called to go out like sheep among wolves, then Jesus is calling us to witness to others by our very lives and to stand true to the truths that we learn from Jesus. He will protect us.
Go instead after the lost sheep of Israel. As you go make this announcement: “The reign of God is at hand!”
Our mission is to find other sheep among those wolves. Yes, we need to witness with our life and stand firm with God, but we also need to witness to others with our words. We need to announce that the reign of God is at hand. So many people want God in their lives and don’t know how to do it! And sometimes they don’t realize even what it is that they are searching for.
My challenge is to look at my life and see what I am doing to witness. Writing it down will help me to see what I am doing, and how God wants me to grow or change those areas. I’m being called to do less, but do it more effectively.
YOUR TURN! What has God spoken to your heart today?