Sunday, May 08, 2011
"I have made each one of you special and unique. My children have not always been comfortable 'in church' because I have made them unique. I have not made My children to fit into the same clothes that others wear. I have created them to be free, to run and to roam, to share and be shared with. I have prepared places for each one—fields where you will know why you were made and what you were made for, and where you will 'run' to the full potential I made you for.
"What does it mean to be a 'shepherd'? Does it mean putting the same clothes on everyone and telling them that it is My will for them to enjoy their prison?
"I have created each of My children with special, unique hearts that need special, unique care. Shepherds, you cannot tend to My children's hearts when you are focused on keeping them in your church seats and within your church walls. I am calling you to wake up, for I will not allow My children to be captive forever. Already your seats are emptying and your church is not as full as it once was.
"What is your goal? To fill your seats or to make sure My children's hearts are full? The two goals will not always go together. Shepherds, I am calling you to choose whether you will minister to My children or minister to your ministry. You cannot serve two masters. I am for My children. Are you with Me?"