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Genesis 29:8 (NIV)

“We can’t,” they replied, “until all the flocks are gathered and the stone has been rolled away from the mouth of the well. Then we will water the sheep.”

Don’t become a prisoner of habit.  Here in this story, we read how Jacob had arrived to a new land:

Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples. 2 There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large. 3 When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone away from the well’s mouth and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over the mouth of the well.

Genesis 29:1-3 (NIV)

This short story mirrors our ministry today. Our churches represent those wells where the different flocks come to receive that living water.

In the story, the shepherds had a way watering the flocks; the bible says that

“Once all 3 flocks were gathered, only then, would they roll the stone and allow the sheep to drink from the well”

This way of watering the sheep had been effective until then. Suddenly we have a “fresh set of eyes” come into the picture; Jacob.

Jacob observed that the sun was out, there was one flock of sheep there already, why not give them some water?

Genesis 29:8 (NIV) “We can’t,” they replied, “until all the flocks are gathered and the stone has been rolled away from the mouth of the well. Then we will water the sheep.”

The shepherds had become prisoners of habit. They were not sensitive to the need right in front of them.

As Women and Gang Girls, we are called to “feed the sheep” that God entrusts under our care. We cannot ignore their individual needs! Most of all don’t allow our hearts, ears and eyes to be closed. This 3rd wave is that “fresh set of eyes” Be open to new ideas, allow the 3rd wave to position themselves.

Today, be willing to stop, to break your agenda…to break your schedule, so that you can give living water.

Lidia Jimenez,

Gang Girl Regional AV Nor Cal

Prayer Target:
More people to “Hear and Answer” the “Call of God”

Ministry Challenge:
Memorize the Mission Statement

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