Here are my "journal thoughts" as I was taking notes during Sunday's sermon on Luke 15.
//God didn't have to "start" seeking me, because He has done that from the moment He created. I was created with eternity in mind.
As I think about the parable of the Lost Sheep (v. 3-7) I'm reminded of Jesus, my Great Shepherd. I am precious to Him and He gently guides me. As I read about the woman and the Lost Coin (v. 8-10) God reminds me that He is my Jehovah-Jireh. He alone is my Provider!
Our Pastor only touched on the parable of the Lost Son (v.11-32). However, as I read through this very familiar story, I was struck afresh as to how the father must have longed for the broken relationship to be restored. I'm reminded that God is my Abba, my Daddy!//
We start many things...work, diets, projects, Bible studies, books. Sometimes we finish...other times we just leave them undone. (However, it's VERY hard for me to NOT finish a book no matter how bored I am.) I am so thankful that God always finishes what He starts.
"I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!" Philippians 1:6 (TPT)
He is always there guiding, providing, and being my Father. Amen.
This post was prompted by Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with very little editing. (Some weeks I have more trouble with that part than others and this week I had problems posting on my blog.) Check out the other writers on this topic!