I wasn’t happy with yesterday’s entry.
Too long, true, but not precise, not accomplishing what I wished.
So today, pithy and pointed:
We pray, we seek the blessings and mercy and the grace of God for those whose lives are damaged or derailed.
What Jesus came to do, to seek and to save that which was lost, we do, and we are beyond privileged to be included in the undertaking.
Now … how?
These last few days have intended to say,
First, we make sure we know how GOD feels about them, what He has for them, and how greatly we are held responsible to join in His compassion and the powerful effects of Jesus’ resurrection.
Then … we discover how to go on. How to pray, making sure we are listening, ready to obey in spiritual and temporal matters.
Okay. That’s concise.
Now … it is a good thing to identify which is the lost lamb. Jesus saw sheep scattered, and so do we when we look around. Some are gathered and returned, some are sought and brought near to the love of God for the first time.
All have something written about them in the Word of the Lord, something the Lord has said, many things He has said, relative to their isolation, their denigration, the infiltration of darkness into their lives, their souls.
A MILLION things said … start with one.
Any one that is true and expresses the heart of God … I’ll begin here, for one on my heart this day,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; with my unfailing love I have drawn you to myself …” Jeremiah 31:3
Lord God, this is JUST how you feel toward this one, these several, that I love with the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. In your amazing un-failing-ness, both draw them and give them all grace to be brought near, to see You as You are, to hear Your Voice, to believe, to turn and be healed. In Jesus’ name … Yes, in Jesus’ Name! I ask it. Amen.
Nevit Dilman, by permission, Wikipedia