Matthew 18:12

What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?

Insight: Life is full of hills and valleys, ups and downs.  There are times that circumstance causes us to remain in a valley, or we might even put ourselves there.  In these lows I know I can feel so distant from God that it seems like he has forgotten me, but am I always making myself available to be found?

Prayer: God thank you that you have a plan a purpose for my life ... for blessing and a future.  Help me to recognize when I have allowed circumstance to put me in a valley, and when I have put myself there.  Please also help me to make sure that I am looking for you in all things and that I am making myself available to be found by you.  Thank you for your son that you send to die for my sins, that I have life more abundantly.

Emily