“There once was a shepherd with a hundred lambs, but one of his lambs wandered away and was lost. So the shepherd left the ninety-nine lambs out in the open field and searched in the wilderness for that one lost lamb. He didn’t stop until he finally found it. With exuberant joy he raised it up and placed it on his shoulders, carrying it back with cheerful delight! Returning home, he called all his friends and neighbors together and said, ‘Let’s have a party! Come and celebrate with me the return of my lost lamb. It wandered away, but I found it and brought it home.”Luke 15:4-6 TPT
I am surprised that Jesus did not have a follow up parable to the original parable of the lost sheep. Returning home is only half of the story as we sometimes (sheep too) wander again, even after being found. Being rescued is the easy part, however ‘staying found’, refraining from endeavors that force you to need rescuing again, is not.
To stay found in life and not ensnared by lure of Satan, we have to develop an intimate relationship with God, where we view Him as a friend, confidant…whatever we need Him to be! That doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes, taking a few steps outside the fence, yet you know that even in you self-induced lostness, God keeps your mind and always provides a way read greater heights!
Weekend Wellness Tip
Until Midweek Musings,