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David Had A Little Lamb

  • David said to Saul, Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after him, and struck him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and struck him, and killed him. 1 Samuel 17:34 WEB

    As a shepherd caring for the sheep, David knew each one of them. He was there when they were born, he knew their parents, he knew why they were different. He had seen this one get picked on at the water trough, now they were frightened to be around others. This other one had a black spot that set her apart from the rest. He saw the squabbles between them and who hung around with who. Each lamb was unique and special in their own way as he watched them grow up.

    When a lion or bear took one of the sheep from his Father's flock, David chased it down and killed it. He rescued the lamb and brought it back. That is what shepherds are supposed to do. They go after the lost sheep and the ones that went astray for whatever reason. They try their best to protect them and keep them safe.

    We work for the Father and His number one concern is the flock, and in particular the ones that are missing when night falls. I could quote a lot of scripture, but really Jesus said it all in Matthew 18:12 and Luke 15:4 where a man with one hundred sheep left the ninety-nine to go after the one that was lost.

    If you are in any kind of leadership, meditate on Ezekiel 34: As shepherds we are to rescue the ones that are dragged away by the enemy, and not feed on them. If you are lost, have gone astray, or do not know Him yet, God is seeking you and calling your name. He knows your parents, your life, who you hang out with, and He knows and understands why you act the way that you do because He was there the whole time.

    God knows your black spots and they are ok. You are created unique and He knows everything about you, including how many hairs are on your head. Your weaknesses will not make Him love you less. Don't let what you cannot seem to control drive you away from Your relationship with Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You draw my heart to You. Use me to reach someone and bring them to You. Give me an encouraging word to speak and I will say it. Cause Your thoughts to flow through my mind. Increase the boldness in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

December 10, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You draw my heart to You. Use me to reach someone and bring them to You. Give me an encouraging word to speak and I will say it. Cause Your thoughts to flow through my mind. Increase the boldness in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. YES!!! This prayer!!! EVERYDAY!!! AMEN <3 Thank you Pastor :) God bless

December 10, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 10, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I thank God for sending Jesus! He is my Good Sherperd, Great Shephard, and my Chief Shephard. He loves me, teaches me,and guides me.

December 10, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Beautiful message, I love it! Thank you Jesus for being my Shepherd. I  pray to touch someone with your love today and pass it on. Amen!

December 10, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. My prayer is that my Christian inspirational books will bring some of the prodigals and the lost into the Kingdom. I pray that Abba Father sends them to those who need to find Jesus again or find Him for the very first time.

December 10, 2016
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse

Thank you. This was important for me to hear this morning. Right on time 

December 10, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: December 10, 2016

Amen, the timeliness of the daily devotions is without parallel....it is like God is talking to me personally. As a person who has been called, I seek God's face daily, and I have resolved to seek Him more fervently. A quote comes to mind:

 "Christianity does not erase your humanity! Even when you're chosen by God, life will remind you at the end of the day, you're just man!" ~ Deitrich Haddon

December 10, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

December 10, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen

December 10, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! Father God, thank You for going after me, and bringing me back to You 

December 10, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

December 11, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I pray that You draw my heart to You. Use me to reach someone and bring them to You. Give me an encouraging word to speak and I will say it. Cause Your thoughts to flow through my mind. Increase the boldness in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father I pray you draw my heart to you. Use me too reach someone and bring them to you. Give me an encouraging word to speak and I will say it. Cause your thoughts to flow through my mind. Increase the boldness in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen.

December 11, 2016
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Greg Hall
Greg Hall

Amen. Thank You Pastor Todd!

December 12, 2016