He leaves the 99

HE LEAVES THE 99. True story.

I really struggled as a teenager to grasp the concept that God loved me. I didn’t feel worth knowing, and was content to stay in the shadows of obscurity, hiding away nurturing my hurts.

I have shared before how a trio of brothers felt led to each share an aspect of how God would meet with me – through the Word, through music, through relationship.

It wasn’t until Holy Spirit opened my eyes to see just how much crap and pain I had been holding on to, and how much Jesus and the Father loved me that I understood just how far God would go to find me.

Me. Just the way I was. Even when I couldn’t see just how lost I was, He would not stop pursuing me.

That’s the kind of love God has for each and every one of us, friend. A love so purposeful and freeing, when you encounter it, you are changed for the better!

This week, I share a bit each day about the heart of my Father.

#heartoftheFather #hopefortheharddays

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7 thoughts on “He leaves the 99

  1. Michele Morin July 2, 2019 / 7:37 am

    You’re right! We have absolutely no concept of how much God loves us. Our love is so unfocused and me-centered that we can just barely conceive of God’s perfect love. What a gift!

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    • Karla Lees July 4, 2019 / 6:05 pm

      Indeed, a gift we can keep unwrapping into eternity!!! 🤓

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  2. Rebecca Hastings July 3, 2019 / 8:56 am

    God’s love is amazing! But I’ve often struggled with this story. I’m not saying I’m perfect, but I’ve always been the rule-following good girl. AT times I’ve identified with the 99 more than the 1. I’m learning to find God in all the places.

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    • Karla Lees July 4, 2019 / 6:04 pm

      I can relate, Rebecca! What I have come to realize is He loves us all equally, regardless of how far we stray or run! Blessings as you seek Him!!!


  3. Rebecca Hastings July 3, 2019 / 8:57 am

    God’s love is amazing! Sometimes, as the rule following girl that I am, I’ve struggled with this story because I’ve identified with the 99. Trusting God to show me His love and grace in all the stories.

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    • Karla Lees July 8, 2019 / 4:34 pm

      Amen, Anastasia! Thanks for stopping by! 🤓


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