Love The Sheep In Your Pasture

May 18, 2016

 

My daughter, Bekah, departed in January to go on the World Race through Adventures in

 

Missions. She began a journey that would forever change her life. She is on my heart more

 

than ever this week as we celebrate her 26 th birthday. Thank goodness for WhatsApp and FB

 

Messenger. These tools have allowed us to stay closely in touch with one another!!

 

One of Bekah’s favorite Bible verses as a child was;

 

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned – every one - to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6-8

 

Cibolo Creek, Texas                                                                                           photo by Sharon Moye

 

 

Every day, we should remember the cross and be grateful for what Christ

 

did for us. Jesus came to save His lost sheep and bring us back into the

 

fold.  In the parable of the lost sheep found in the book of Matthew, Jesus says

 

to His disciples,

 

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hill and go look for the one that wandered off?”

 

Jesus’ parable of the Shepherd taking care of the sheep is describing Jesus, the True

 

Shepherd taking care of us.  Bekah is out on the field loving God’s sheep in Cambodia right

 

now. I am so very proud of what Bekah is doing for the Kingdom of God. Her works are not

 

wood, hay and stumble. As I shared in my blog last week, there are two things that last in this

 

world- The word of God and Relationships. She and the other racers on the World Race are

 

sharing the love of God and the Gospel of Grace to many sheep in His pastures all over the

 

world.

 

 Bekah in a village outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia                                                             

 

 

We all have our own opportunities in our pastures to share the good news of Jesus. We are

 

His workers in the Harvest.  Jesus said to his disciples;

 

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”

 

                              Matthew 9:37

 

As we go about our day, let’s ask God to lead us to the people He desires for us to share the

 

good news.  Bekah and her squad are living in conditions that are not comfortable and very

 

hard at times. She is learning to lean into God for everything. As an introvert, Bekah has been

 

placed out of her comfort zone. She is learning to love people well in a tight community. She 

 

is living, breathing and serving with others for the sake of the Gospel.  Let’s make our lives

 

count for the Gospel of Jesus. Daily, Remember the Cross. My pastor, Randy Pope, shares

 

with his Fold;

 

 

”We lost it all. He(Jesus) did it all. We get it all.”

 

 

When we remember the cross and what Christ did for us, all of our light momentary afflictions

 

and concerns of this world seem to fade away and be put in the right perspective.  We 

 

become grateful for Jesus’ sacrifice and what he did for us!  He died for us that we won’t live

 

without Him. We gain Eternity!! It does not get better than that. We remember what is most 

 

 important and get ignited to share the gift of Jesus in a world that needs the hope of the 

 

 Gospel.

 

 

Run the race joyfully unto the Lord

Bekah running the Peachtree Jr. in Atlanta 

 

 

Check out the World Race online at .. www.worldrace.org. They are doing amazing things.

 

 

Bekah's Team- E Squad Route

 

 

 

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