John 10:4
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him…

So many lost sheep.

What about the onlookers, Lord?

They seem to be mere spectators in life; the crowds that watch what is happening instead of being involved.

The people I bring to you are not the onlookers – they are the heart of the matter.  There is no waiting when I bring one who has left the flock or gone astray.  See the other sheep?  These are the onlookers!  They watch to see the assurance of My rescue of the one gone astray!  They are cheering Me on and know that they can count on Me to do the hard work of bringing back to the fold!

There is power in this!  The onlookers intercede, for intercession is the role of the saints in Christ!  “He is ABLE!” they say.  “Go, get the one and bring her here to Me!” He says to them.  I send away messengers to My saints.  They do My bidding and bring back news – “No More!” they say.  “Let them stray and flee NO More! Let them Remain!  Always staying near to the heart of this Shepherd.”

Off to the slaughter?  No. Never.  These sheep stay close.  They hear My VOICE, my soft whistle.  My look they perceive in nearness, and so, stay. I guide them with My careful eye – onward we go together – never to be separated again.  These things are important for you to share and remember! They are health to your bones – making you solid with the assurance that your Savior is near you forever.  He hears you when you cry out!  He is quick to answer when you call!  He alone knows the way straight to your very heart!  And so He knows all of His sheep this well!

Never worry! There is NO concern that He will forget about your lost loved ones!  Those are the very sheep He is finding!  

Seeking is complete!  The FINDING is happening now!  

So, REJOICE!  Again- YES!  RAISE YOUR VOICE AND SHOUT!  ‘HEY! GOD!  YOU ARE THE BEST SHEPHERD of this little flock of my heart, mine, my children, they are indeed YOURS!  You are the father they seek!  You have the heart of the GOOD FATHER they have longed to know!  Your APPROVAL is Excellent and PERFECT in every way!  Without condition, without shame, without guilt, but With Jesus, your perfect approval is earned. By no act of your own, but by His perfect love, you may receive the approval of the father you have longed to know!’

This is MUCH greater than even the most wonderful earthly father can give!  For His ability to love brings freedom from punishment, freedom from lies – distortions of His truth come only from the enemy of God (who is the same enemy of your soul, since your soul belongs to Him now!).

So HERE you GO – Walking hand in hand with the Father who FREES you!  Embracing this FATHER will always bring you home where you long to be – caught up in the long arms of the MOST LOVING FATHER of your life!

Be free and remain close.  Remain close to be FREE.  See this, little sheep?

Gallop around My skirts and frolic in joy for the freedom to be loved this way! Happy Daughters’ Day!  Happy Sons’ Day!

This is what makes your Happy Father every day of your life!


“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are!  The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.  But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.  All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.  Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness, But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins.  And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning.  No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.  Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray.  The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.  The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning.  The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.  No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.”

 ~ 1 John 3:1-9 (NIV)  


With love & belief, Jill