Saturday, March 12, 2011

3/13/11 Survival Guide Journal Entry from Gina Carroll

Today's Reading:
Deuteronomy 22-24; Galatians 4

If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home with you and keep it until they come looking for it. Then give it back. Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it. --Deut. 22:1

Do not ignore the lost. Person, place or thing, if it is lost, provide a way to restore it back to its rightful place. The proper place for a lost person is at the foot of the cross, before the Lord Jesus himself. That is all we are called to be, the light to the path toward Him.

Do I take the time to help the lost? Do I sometimes leave them for someone else to pick up and guide along the way? We are all called to be the best example of God’s love for others. We are all strategically placed to be the best examples of God's love we can be. Many times we are the closest thing to the inside of a church most people will ever know. How does it feel to be operating within His will? You are there, obediently walking as he has commanded you, to follow Him out into the world. To find the lost, never ignoring them, guiding them to their rightful place, home with Him.

Father, I humbly pray for your guidance and the courage to follow your gentle prodding. You are stirring us today as we are on this journey called life. Allow us to be willing to follow you, to yield to the Holy Spirit and to simply say, Yes Lord. I thank you, Lord, for the Word that is given to be our guide when we ourselves are lost and for the brothers and sisters in my life that are there to guide me when I go astray. I thank you Lord that you have made us.


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