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The Lost Sheep

  • He told them this parable. 'Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?' Luke 15:3 WEB

    When I first got serious about serving the Lord Jesus, I was a musician and played music somewhere almost every night. We played gigs everywhere, festivals, weddings, rodeos, parties, bars, as well as the praise team at church. I also filled in for other bass players when they couldn't make a show with their group, so I played a lot of music.

    I had enrolled in Bible College and playing music helped me pay for it. The southern religious side of me was ashamed to be seen in a bar, so I prayed about leaving music but always felt: 'No' or 'Not yet.' I even went to my pastor and had him pray over it with me and he told me: 'No. Not yet.' So I reluctantly stayed where I was, though I didn't understand why.

    One night while performing in a bar at around 2 A.M, I suddenly felt the unmistakable presence of the Holy Spirit descend on me like a warm blanket. I remember asking Him (the Holy Spirit) 'What are You doing here?' because I was very surprised that He was there.

    Suddenly scriptures started coming to my mind, and the guitar player across the stage caught my attention. I knew the scriptures were meant for him, but I had learned to not pursue people with scripture unless the Lord directed me to, because you can push them farther away. So I told the Lord: 'Break time is coming up and I am going out to sit in my car. If you want me to witness to him, then send him out to me.'

    When the band went on break, everyone headed to the bar for a drink, and I headed out to my car. I opened my Bible to the scripture that had come to me and sat there reading it. Soon there was a tap on the window, it was the guitar player, and he started asking me questions about the Bible. I was already on the right page, and I began sharing the scripture that the Holy Spirit had given me.

    This man came under such conviction that he started trembling all over. When I saw him Wednesday night at practice, he was still shaking and in tears. He said that he had been unable to stop shaking since Saturday night. Then he said 'I want what you have!' We knelt down and prayed together and I led him to Jesus. He came back up with the biggest smile that I had ever seen on his face. My friend wouldn't come to church, so God went after him where he was. Soon after this, the Lord released me from the band.

    I learned that sometimes we can be so religious that God can't even use us. God had snuck me into the band to reach those inside of it, while I was more concerned that it was against His will for me to even be there. Since then, there have been quite a few times in my life when God has placed me in the center of a group of lost ones, and then changed the people around me. We are His hands and feet on this earth, and all He needs is a willing soul.

    God will use you wherever you are standing if there is a lost sheep near by. Where is God today? He is Looking for the lost sheep. What is important to God today? Finding the lost sheep. You may be where you are because He chose you to reach someone there. After all, it is not all about us is it? If you are a lost sheep, know that He is looking for you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to see those that need You, through Your eyes. Fill me with Your wisdom, speak to me and through me. Help me be in the right place at the right time. Help me bring in the lost, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen....., Help us to serve you and share your word and your love with the lost souls..... Amen
Mar 20
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Yes Lord, help me to bring in the lost. Give me the wisdom, courage and help me to give encouragement and your word when it is Your will.  Thank you for setting me free.  Thank you for being down to earth Pastor Dion and for such encouragement.  God bless you and Sylvia.  Have a blessed and peaceful day. 

Mar 20
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Mar 20
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Mar 20
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Lord, thank you for your love and mercy . Thank you for never giving up on your lost sheep and always seeking us out. Pastor Dion, thank you for always showing us the way to Jesus. 

Mar 20
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen, thank you Jesus! 

Mar 20
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Mar 20
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Most would be surprised at where God's hand will go!

Mar 20
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,lead us and we will follow.We love and worship you.

Mar 20
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Mar 20
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 20
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank You Pastor.

Mar 20
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father please help me to see those that need You, through Your eyes. Fill me with Your wisdom, speak to me and through me. Help me be in the right place at the right time. Help me bring in the lost, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

 

 

Mar 20
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah!! Use Me the way You want to use me for others that are lost.  Amen

Mar 20
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help us God. Amen. 

Mar 20
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, please help me to see those who are lost and bring them to You. That Your Holy Spirit lead me to be the channel to their lives. In Jesus name I pray ,Amen. Glory be to God almighty. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional, God bless you .

Mar 20
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Mar 20
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

I was one of those lost sheep, but I'm no longer lost "thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ", i owe Him everything!!!  My Lord and God please help me by Thy Holy Spirit to pass on what I received from You by word, deed and action upon Your prompting, leadership and guidance, in the holy name of Jesus Christ I ask and pray, Amen!

Mar 20
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

Mar 22
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Mar 20
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumaredited: Mar 20

Yes dear Lord...Help me be the saved sheep, n to lead the lost ones around me....

In Jesus's name....Amen!

Mar 20
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 21
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father please help me to see those that need You, through Your eyes. Fill me with Your wisdom, speak to me and through me. Help me be in the right place at the right time. Help me bring in the lost, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen!

 

Thank you, Pastor Dion for this powerful devotion. :)

Mar 22
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Jun 23