Sept. 18, 2020 ~ Grass is Greener...
(Ephesians 2:3). The grass is truly only greener in Christ and not keep looking back at our old life where the grass is not greener. God is enough, He is all we need.
So, we’ve all heard the saying the grass is greener on the other side of the fence… Well, let me tell you a little story about Pepper the sheep! Pepper is one of the “twins” that Mom has. She keeps 4 to 6 lambs every summer for weed patrol around the barns and pens at the home place. This year she has twins, Salt and Pepper. Salt and Pepper are like two peas in a pod, except…. Pepper REALLY likes to be wherever Mom is when she is in the barn yard.
Mom is like the Pied Piper of sheep, she calls and the sheep follow. She has a little tin bucket and the sheep know that good things are in that bucket so they learn to follow her wherever she asks them to go. This makes it really easy to move them from pen to pen as well as into the trailer when it is time for us to sell the sheep in the late fall. However, this year, Pepper has decided that it is so much more fun to jump in and out of the sheep pen to see where Mom is in the barn yard and what she is up to. Mom goes in the barn… Pepper is waiting impatiently to see what she is going to come out with! Mom walks back to the sheep pen, Pepper follows her and jumps back in.
Pepper knows that Mom has good things and will not let bad things happen to him. Just as we know that with Christ all things are god and the grass may look greener, but that may not be the case at all. God knows what we need, if we keep our eyes and hearts in the direction of Christ good things will come. I want to rely on God for the strength to stop fixing my eyes on greener grass—and start fixing my eyes where they belong, on God.
You know every decision I need to make and every challenge I face. Please forgive me for the times I try to figure this life out on my own. I need your Holy Spirit to give me strength, wisdone, and direction. Amen.