I’d Rather Be a Sheep Than a Goat

I’d Rather Be a Sheep Than a Goat

Morning thoughts and my cup of coffee with Jesus ☕️:

It’s been bothering me that over the last few months I’m hearing the phrase “blind sheep” in a negative and mocking tone.

I think we’ve forgotten that Jesus calls us His flock, His sheep.

Look at how even Christians are jumping on the band wagon of using what is supposed to be a beautiful picture of us and Jesus in such a demeaning way.

It’s is a mocking spirit and it’s from the enemy. Don’t partner with it!

We are called sheep by our Lord and Savior, the good Shepherd, so let’s not twist it and belittle what is woven throughout scripture.

I am not a blind sheep wandering aimlessly through this life. My eyes are fully opened and I can hear my Father’s voice as He leads me towards safety and continual victory EVERY SINGLE DAY!

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. John 10:27-29 (NLT)

I would much prefer to be known as one of His sheep than to be separated as a goat.

All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. Matthew 25:32-34 (NIV)

Wouldn’t you?

Let’s stand firm and be careful what we partner with and the language we adopt to get our point across. 🙋🏻‍♀️♥️🐑

You are my flock, the sheep of my pasture. You are my people, and I am your God. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!” Ezekiel 34:31 (NIV)

Now may the God of peace—who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21 (NLT)

Jillian Ahonen, wife, mom to five, and founder of Jillian Ahonen Ministries, is real, relatable, and passionate about seeing lives transformed through God’s overwhelming love and power. Click to learn more about Jillian and her Ministries. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Life is Muddy (book) now available!

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