Today I want to share from Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost For His Highest".
The Unrelieved Quest
Feed My sheep. — John 21:17
This is love in the making. The love of God is un-made, it is God’s nature. When we receive the Holy Spirit He unites us with God so that His love is manifested in us. When the soul is united to God by the indwelling Holy Spirit, that is not the end; the end is that we may be one with the Father as Jesus was. What kind of oneness had Jesus Christ with the Father? Such a oneness that the Father sent Him down here to be spent for us, and He says – “As the Father hath sent Me, even so send I you” (rv).
Peter realizes now with the revelation of the Lord’s hurting question that he does love Him; then comes the point – Spend it out. Don’t testify how much you love Me, don’t profess about the marvellous revelation you have had, but – “Feed My sheep.” And Jesus has some extraordinarily funny sheep, some bedraggled, dirty sheep, some awkward butting sheep, some sheep that have gone astray! It is impossible to weary God’s love, and it is impossible to weary that love in me if it springs from the one centre. The love of God pays no attention to the distinctions made by natural individuality. If I love my Lord I have no business to be guided by natural temperament; I have to feed His sheep. There is no relief and no release from this commission. Beware of counterfeiting the love of God by working along the line of natural human sympathy, because that will end in blaspheming the love of God.
I especially LOVE the underlined part! (My underlining) JESUS is perfect in all of His ways and in every aspect of His person! We, on the other hand, are decidedly lacking in some areas! That is because of our flesh nature (human weaknesses)! Refuse to see another believer through their attitudes and actions! SEE them through the Blood of JESUS, just as the Father does! See the world as lost and desperately needing the SAVIOUR! See believers as brothers and sisters who are in all different stages of maturity! Do YOUR part in 'feeding' these sheep, without condemnation or judgement. As you do this, Holy Spirit will be continually working HIS 'GOOD WORK" in YOU, making YOU more Christ-like and mature! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with a new song called "Who You Say I Am":
Shalom in Him!