Picture of bowl of fruit and Fran's Bible taken by Fran
“A Cherokee elder sitting with his grandchildren told them, “In every life there is a terrible fight – a fight between two wolves. One is evil: he is fear, anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment and deceit. The other is good: he is joy, serenity, humility, peace, generosity, truth, gentleness, and compassion.” A child asked, “Grandfather, which wolf will win?” The elder looked him in the eye. “The one you feed.” Anonymous
A group of psychiatrists did research trying to find out why some people repeated the same behavior as their parents even though they hated their parents behavior. Yet other children managed to avoid becoming like their parents. What they found was an eye-opener.
The children who constantly thought about and/or talked about what their parents did that drove them crazy became exactly like their parents - repeating the same hated behavior.
The children who found someone they admired and thought about and/or talked about what they were doing right became like the hero - they did not repeat the same hated behavior.
Turned out that whatever we keep in the back or front of our minds has a lot to do with how we act and react. So when Jesus said, "feed my sheep," He was talking about preaching the word of God to the masses.
We eat Spiritual food when we are studding or meditating on God's word. If Jesus is our hero and He is who we constantly look at, we will become like Him. He also said that the word washes us clean. It's like a spiritual bath.
Josh 1:8 "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Psa 4:4 Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
Psa 63:6-7 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
Psa 77:11-12 I will remember the works of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will also meditate on all Your work, And talk of Your deeds.
Psa 119:15-16 I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
Psa 119:78 Let the proud be ashamed, For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood; But I will meditate on Your precepts.
Psa 119:148 My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
John 21:15-17 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.
Mat 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
Luke 22:19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
John 1:1-4, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. ... And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 15:3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy; meditate on these things.
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