In the Gospel of Luke, the parable is as follows:
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? When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing. When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance."
I am powerless to do this on my own. I admit my need for help and Jesus Christ is the One, the only one who can fully heal and restore me.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I
do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the Law is good. As it is, it is no
longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me,
that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it
out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I
keep on doing. Romans 7: 15-19
I will accept help from others and any treatment I may need. My
life has become chaos and unmanageable and I surrender my problem and life to
Christ, His Lordship for my recovery.
Read and reflect on these passages for the next week and beyond—why we
need to place our trust in Christ: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Ephesians 3:14-21; Hebrews 11:32-34
Read and reflect on these passages for the next week and beyond: why we need
to place our trust in Christ: Isaiah 55:8-9; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Romans 7:18-20; 2 Corinthians 1:9 and
Mediate on these passages for the next week or more: Psalms 1; Psalms 51:17; Psalms 116:1-9
Mediate on these passages for the next week or more: Psalm 5; Psalms 20:2-3; Psalms 147:10-11
PADAk....Then start with prayer fnd a nice quit comfortable place and tell God how you feel, what you are scared of and what your desires are. Just be honest and be yourself and don't worry about anything else. We will be praying or you and the Lord will be with you so you are not alone.
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways unto Moses, His acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.
14 For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children's children;
18 To such as keep His covenant, and to those that remember His commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the Lord, ye His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word.
21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye His hosts; ye ministers of His, that do His pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all His works in all places of His dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.
I am 25 years old, but think of it as a child going to church for the first time
"It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
God's Word is put into action by the process and practice of prayer. If it's written in our hearts, it forms an outflowing current of prayer.
Dear Lord, I know that I cannot live on what this world provides alone, but rather on every word that comes from Your mouth. Please speak to me today, lead me to walk in Your ways, and help me enrich my prayer life as a means of hearing You and relating to Your voice.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Been praying for you all as I have checked the thread each day, just have not posted. I thank God daily that he is still on the throne! Be blessed today everyone!