Have you ever lost something of value, and hoped that you could find it?
You get frustrated trying to figure out where and how you lost it. You put on your thinking cap, rewind in your mind where you were, and start back-tracking. All the while you’re searching, you’re not so happy. But, then you find it . . . and your happy and full of joy . . . hoping that you never lose it again!
That’s the way it is with our Heavenly Father. When we put others and things before him, we are lost to this world. We are like lost sheep.
You are valuable to God. When you start seeking God, and His righteousness, He rejoices because his lost sheep is now found!
Luke 15:8-10 (KJV) – either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.