March 24, 2014


A Shepherd will search for a lamb even in inclement weather that has strayed from the flock. He will search, until He has found him. He will then carry the lamb over his shoulder and carry it to safety. If he was hurt in any way while away from the flock, He will nurture it back to health as He continues to love and protect it from outside evil elements that wants to harm him.

In our own lives, we sometimes go astray. We become fearful to go back home when our lives are a mess. Satan tells us we Del_Parson_The_Good_Shepherd_525can’t change directions now, it is too late. But like the Prodigal Son who “When he came to his senses, said, I will go back to my father and say to him:

Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants. So he got up and went back home to his father. Luke 15:17-20 (NKJV) The common element we have with sheep is the propensity to get lost and stray away from the path.

The Devil then by circumstances that he created begins to steal away our joy and happiness thus, causing you to lose your balance and focus, which then causes you to wonder aimlessly into self-destruction until Satan has us believing we can’t go back. He tells us, Christ will not accept you, you have gone too far to go back home.

Then your hope fades with each day you stay away. But remember my friends The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.LS00033lg Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deu. 31:8 (NIV) Christ tells us himself “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? Luke 15:4 (NASB)

It will be a difficult journey finding our way back to Christ. But set your mark on the prize which is eternal life in God’s pure and holy kingdom. And then on that day you find our way back, Christ will repeat His words of love to us as He says “We must celebrate…,for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. HE WAS LOST, BUT NOW HE IS FOUND” Luke 15:23 (NLT)

Oh My friends, to be back into the arms of the Master. On Jacob’s return home, one night he had an encounter with God. The Bible says they wrestled all night. in Jacob’s fight with God, It says that God was not able to prevail against Jacob (Genesis 32:25). You mean someone is more powerful then God. Heaven forbid. Than how was it possible?

imagesNo it was not possible. But God has his limitation that He set’s. If you are fighting God, he will not overpower you. He will not take away your will or force you to come to Him. This must be your choice, and what is important for your Salvation. Either Life through Christ, or destruction by allowing the things of this world and the forces of evil to control your life.

And at daybreak, God asks Jacob to let him go, and Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me. This was Jacob’s choice asking for salvation, and it must also be ours. But we must, like Jacob have faith, hold on, focus, and endure. God did bless Jacob “….And You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Is. 62:2-3 (ESV)

And Jacob says, “I saw God face to face and my life was spared.” That my friends is the way to struggle with God. Oh what a wonderful God we serve. And God will bless all of his faithful who have lost their way, and seek His presence once again “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matt 7:7 (NKJV)


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY




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