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Sheep Without a Shepherd

May 7, 2017

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Sheep Without a Shepherd

In today’s world,  there are many  looking for a “spiritual experience”  in transcendental meditation,  mazes,  prayer shawls,  praying to the “saints”,  etc.     Many of those same people claim  to be Christian  —  but,  nowhere  in the Bible  does God ever direct us  to seek  any such “spiritual experiences”.

Prayer throughout God’s word  is simply directing our thoughts  and words  to our Creator,  Redeemer,  Savior.     God already knows our every thought.     He just wants us  to direct our words  to Him,  because He only is LORD  and God over all things.

Whenever  we feel harassed,  put down,  discouraged,  or helpless,  we are to go straight  to God  in prayer,  asking for His help  —  and praising Him  for all that He does.     God has compassion  on all those  who seek Him.     That is pointed out  in Matthew 9:35-38,

Jesus was going through  all the cities  and villages,  teaching in their synagogues  and proclaiming the gospel  of the kingdom,  and healing  every kind of disease  and every kind of sickness.

Seeing the people,  He felt compassion  for them,  because they were distressed  and dispirited  like sheep  without a shepherd.     Then He said  to His disciples,  “The harvest is plentiful,  but the workers  are few.     Therefore  beseech the Lord  of the harvest  to send out workers  into His harvest.”  

All around us,  we see people  who are like “sheep  without a shepherd”.     They are blindly trying  to become “godly”  in “ungodly” ways  —  heathen ways  that disregard God’s ways.     They all need  to be led  to God’s word  to learn about  God’s way  to forgiveness  through Christ Jesus alone.     Only in Christ can anyone  come to know the love and salvation  of God.     So Hebrews 13:20-21 says,

Now the God of peace,  who brought up  from the dead  the great Shepherd  of the sheep  through the blood  of the eternal covenant,  even Jesus our Lord,  equip you  in every good thing  to do His will,  working in us  that which is pleasing  in His sight,  through Jesus Christ,  to whom be the glory  forever and ever.     Amen.

Depending  on Jesus  to lead us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for leading us.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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