Category Archives: Bible Stories

Who among us is going after the lost sheep

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Lost Sheep

Luke 15:1, 3-4
“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear him…Then Jesus told them this parable: ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?”

Are we actively pursuing “lost sheep”?

Are we willing to leave behind our friendships, social network, family and even church involvements to pursue, go after lost sheep?

Are we willing to go after lost sheep until they are found?

This re-orientation of priorities is radical and rare among God’s people. The lost sheep are the “low hanging fruit.” They know what it means to follow the Shepherd; they once grazed next to us, but now they have wondered off.

Who is pursuing them?

Who is going after them?

Jesus was on a mission to pursue lost sheep. He still is.

Lord Jesus, fill me with your love for people who have wandered away from your family. I desire to live on your mission and not just for myself.


 It’s hard to go after lost sheep when you are judgmental. Love one another as Jesus has taught us. That will open the door to all. PJSLB

The spiritual power of food and sleep (funny)

Found this on facebook from the Twitter page of Joy Clarkson.  Nothing biblical here but sometimes, we all just need something to make us smile – especially on a monday.  Trust me, i slept really good this weekend and i ate alot…i must be ready for this week!  PJSLB

 

God does the impossible

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“Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon” (Joshua 10:12). God not only heard Joshua’s prayer, He answered it, delaying the setting of the sun for a full day.

“Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand” (Joshua 10:8)

What is your God-sized prayer? Will you believe with me today we have a God who can do the impossible?


The picture and the excepts above are from the daily devotional First 5.  I first wrote about first 5 as i was explaining the typical walk with Christ in a day.  If you are searching for daily inspiration or just want to read more about the wonder of our God, first5 is a solid place to start.  Have a great day and God Bless us all!!! – PJSLB