One of the toughest things in life as a Christian is watching someone go through life and seeing the choices that they are making. When this happens to me, I want to go up there, I wanna help them I want to make them see how their decisions are affecting their life. Conviction in Christ comes from the Holy Spirit. It’s my job to be an example or the face of Christ on earth.
Too many times, we work of emotion. We are quick to react and more often than not, we end up regretting our actions. Lets all take a min to just breath and take our time before we commit our thoughts or actions to anything.
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
We have an enemy as real as the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. His goal is to steal, kill and destroy our relationship with God. (John 10:10) He is as subtle and crafty as the Gibeonites. With names like deceiver (2 Corinthians 11:3) and father of lies (John 8:44) we must be always be on the lookout. We can’t ever let our guard down.
Have a blessed morning. God Bless!