Follow His paths… not your own…

53:06 Isaiah “All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.“ (NLT)

Isaiah correctly identifies that the people of Israel had wandered away from God… far away from Him. They had abandoned Him but He never abandoned them. He provided a way of reconciliation through the coming of Jesus. In God’s plan, only He could provide a way for them to have their sins forgiven. And that is just what Jesus did for all people who call upon His name. He will lead you. He will guide you. He will be your Savior.

Copy this link or this blog post to give this verse to friends… near or far. Ask if they spent any time around sheep and watched how the sheep acted. Ask if they ever strayed off of a walking path and then got lost from wandering off. Remind them that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He leads and guides us through life. He helps us to stay on the path. We need to keep our eyes and our minds on Him. Continue to Take Time For God’s Word© each and every day. If you see sheep or pictures of sheep, then think of this verse and how God provided a shepherd for us. It may cause you to remember Psalm 23…”The Lord is my Shepherd…” It may bring to mind other verses. That’s the point. Each day, be mindful of God’s Word as He is always mindful of you and your needs.

We pray for individual missionaries that you may know. This may be through your church or fellowship group. This may be friends or family members. Be specific in your prayers for them. Let them know that you do pray for them. Call them. Text them. Email them. Write to them. Be there for them. Be that kind of blessing to them. Pass it on by helping others to find the Good Shepherd, too!

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