After selling the cows in one pasture, we moved other cows into their vacated field. We weren’t sure how to get them to cross over, but we set up the panels across the driveway and moved their feed, hoping they would go on their own. At first, they didn’t move. We thought we might have to cut off their water supply so they would look for it in the new pasture. Thankfully we didn’t have to do that because it seemed cruel. They must have become curious because by the following day, that had all moved over, and we could close the gate behind them. They seem okay, but we can tell that they want to cross back over because they keep gathering near the access.
When God moves you into a new pasture that is green and lush and sets a meal in front of you, don’t try to cross back over. Be thankful that your past is behind you and that God moved you forward. Your life in Jesus is about moving closer and closer to him and turning away from past sin into a new direction. Don’t look back! The promised land is just ahead.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalms 23:2-3