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David Had A Little Lamb

  • David said to Saul, Your servant was keeping his fathers 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 and 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 was unique and special in their own way.

    When a lion or bear took one of the sheep from his Fathers 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 Matt 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 never knew Him, know that 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. He knows your black spots, and they are ok. You are unique, He knows everything about you and He just wants you back safe with Him.

    Prayer: Father I pray that use me to reach someone and bring them to You. Give me an encouraging word to speak to someone. 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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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Dear Father, thank you for always leading me on the right path, when I stray you always bring me back!  Forgive me for my sins as I am a sheep and Jesus is the Good Shepherd who always loves and protect his flock.  That is the true Blessing!  Amen!!
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Deleted Member Yes, Jesus always loves us and protects His children. Praise His Holy Name.
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord, amen.
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Susan P
Susan P Thank you for the reminder of God's great love and mercy towards us. 
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Deleted Member Amen
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J D  Williams
J D Williams WE ARE ALL LIKE SHEEP BEING LEAD TO SLAUGHTER SO YES LORD I NEED YOU TO GUIDE AND PROTECT ME FROM ALL THE WOLVIES IN SHEEP CLOTHING.... 
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen, I'm thankful that God is my Lord & Shepherd I shall not be in want. ..
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I am blessed for lives in me today. Amen
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall What a powerful word this morning Thank you God Bless you !!!
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Deleted Member Amen, a very powerful word, God is good.
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman Good morning, glad to be able to comment and let you know how much I enjoy your devotions.  God's Blessings to you and Sylvia:)
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Yes lord, that's all I want to be for you, someone to help your people. Amen
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Deleted Member Amen
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Lisa Proctor
Lisa Proctor I have to be honest I'm one of the sheep that have strayed away,I was brought up in Church and continued to go on and off through my life. I've struggled with addiction and been thru mental,physical and emotional abuse. I am 45 yrs old and trying my best to keep on track and read Gods word as much as possible. I haven't been to my home church in two yrs,I'm very upset with myself for that but I am seeking and I am very close to returning to church. I'm so THANKFUL for this amazing website,God has Truely Bless the
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Deleted Member Lisa, Jesus is there with arms open wide for you to come to Him, He loves and cares for you so much. I will be praying for you to be able to get through any struggle you are facing and that you will accept Jesus as your Savior and I look forward to hearing great things that Jesus is going to do for you and through you. Love and prayers
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Lisa Proctor
Lisa Proctor sorry don't no how it post before I was finished. God has truly Bless the Pastor with his Great words of encouragement and I'm getting Blessed more and more everyday reading the daily devotions. God bless All
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Deleted Member Amen,  God is so good and blesses us with this wonderful Daily Word. God bless you too.
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan Thank you  Lord for your unconditional love and grace !  
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield After reading this message, I was prompted to go back and re-read Ezekiel again, particularlary Chapter 34.The Bible never ceases to amaze me! For the "Good Shepherd" is just one of the many themes that God uses to reinforce His messages to us. There are others, such as "bread', "blood" and others, but I think the Good Shepherd is my favorite.And it's amazing how the Bib;e's messages are always new and freah, even if I read the very same passages in the past!
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli The Good Shepherd is my favorite too, Kathy :)
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Deleted Member Amen
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! God's eyes are forever upon us. He never sleeps. He hears all, sees all and knows what we are thinking! There is nowhere we can hide from Him . He is our loving Almighty Father, always waiting eagerly for our attention,  welcoming our communion with Him. Nothing can separate us from His love. Even when we walk away, He never turns His back on us. He simply waits for us to return back to Him, and rejoices when we do!
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!!!!
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Kealtis &quot;Key&quot; Austin
Kealtis "Key" Austin Isn't it wonderful how God's resources are so limitedless?  How He continues to bless all of His children with His Word?  Pastor Dion, I praise God for you and Mrs. Sylvia being willing vessels in His Kingdom.  I thank Him for you both being so willing and obedient in spreading His Word for His children, that He has choosen.  May He continue to bless you, guide you, and strengthen you.  In Jesus Name.  Amen
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Vicky McRae
Vicky McRaeedited: September 3, 2015 I woke up this morning feeling weighted down by not fitting in. I usually am the black spot in the room. The one that people think is weird. Thank you for the the reminder that God, loves me and except me just the way I am. It would bring much more peace if I could only except that I just unique.. and it's ok
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Deleted Member Praying for you. Always know Jesus loves and cares about everything that troubles you. Always know He is standing with arms outstretched to hold you close and give you comfort.
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Shelby Casey
Shelby Casey Thank you Lord for making me a sheep of your flock. Teach me your ways and remind me that into your arms, I commit my spirit. Allow me to minister to the lost sheep in mind, word and deed. In Jesus name, Amen. Thanks Pastor Dion for another message on the Word.
September 3, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Heavenly Father.that you love and care for each one of us and know us personally by name.Help us to follow you and hear and respond to your voice each day.Give us a hearing heart and the will to obey..In Jesus Name.  Thank you Pator for the word given to us today,and the pray.Thank you for your Ministries and all those that are lost ,and seeing .
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Praise God! Amen Pastor D. Love this. Thank you again for an amazing message.  
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Uwalaka Dorathy
Uwalaka Dorathy Amen.
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Deleted Member Such a beautiful devotional, so inspiring, we must be about The Father's business to bring back those little lost sheep. 
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Wow thank you pastor Todd this was another great teaching from the word and u hit the nail on the head thank you for your heart felt monthly updates as they so help me to get to know you all better! Its been a very long journey for me to be able to trust humans and I still have some issues in that area but your making it easier for me to do that dont get me wrong your just the vessel Jesus is really the one  doing the work, I do believe in giving credit where credit is due So again I say thanku to your ministry and to our lord and savior Jesus Christ.  sincerely Scott Riegelmann and boys.
September 3, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
September 4, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler So good....meat this is.  I see the Shepard, Jesus, as so concerned for us and what He'll do to protect us or step towards us to bring us back in His safe keeping.  Very good.  Good friend of many years went away from the Lord.  It hurt so...she brought me to Christ.  Several U.S. Joined together with me to pray.  I called her to visit and she said, no way!  Don't try to come to me for it will not work.  Grief for quite awhile for myself & others close to her.  Over 25 years now for she was in our wedding.  Pray every time I think of her.  Believe God will get her to His self.
September 4, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Speak to me and through me, Lord God.
September 4, 2015
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Joan Buxman
Joan Buxman I know all about our Great Shepherd because he did the same thing to me. When I wandered away from God, He was still watching and protecting me until I came back.  Praise God, He truly loves all of us so much.
September 5, 2015
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Rhonda Crenshaw
Rhonda Crenshaw Thank you Pastor Dion for a great message. I enjoyed reading it and plan to implement it into my life. I wear my heart on my sleeve and stray away, but God does always pull me back to my flock!
September 6, 2015