To be like Jesus 85

Today

“And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said,

Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.” Luke 21 v1-4 AKJV

My security is not in what I can own but in what owns my heart. Lord, this day is yours. Forgive me as I seek to forgive others. Let my respect be shown to you in what is right of conduct as yours. I thank you. Amen

March 26

To be like Jesus 84

Today

“Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,

Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.” Luke 20 v45-47 AKJV

Lord, let us learn and understand to walk in your way. We thank you for this day. Amen

March 25

To be like Jesus 83

Today

“And he said unto them,

How say they that Christ is David’s son? And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy foot-stool. David therefore calleth him Lord, how is the then his son?” Luke 20 v41-47 AKJV

Can I tell you with many nations in-between-of the lineage of Adam, …to Seth, …to Noah, …to Shem, … to Arphaxad, … to Abraham (Abram), … to Isaac, … to Jacob, … to Jessee, …. to David (the King), … to Jacob, … to Joseph, and then onto

Jesus

and have you understand that God was at the beginning, and in the place of his Son-Jesus-to which belongs the turning point of time, and will be in the end, forever-eternity. What does it all mean? To question rightfully is to seek to understand. The beginning of that understanding is knowledge, and that begins with recognizing God.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge:…” Proverbs 1 v7 AKJV

To understand, is to know that the one who is in the family after Christ, is you. By faith, we choose to be a part of the family of God, not of our doings but in the fact that Christ Jesus is the redeemer of all our sins-grafted in.

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man a measure of faith” Roman 12 v3 AKJV

Can I then tell you I know everything, or understand everything by a relationship to Christ. I cannot as at this moment, every day comes with more to understand, yet, I seem to see at times what some do not understand. Am I more than them? I am not.

As I entered the church this morning, thinking to myself; Am I only doing as I seem to see others do, going just because I committed this time to go to church. My answer to me this morning. Yes, I had been here before with a different approach and recieved what I had felt as a mild scold from some who had set behind me, and to shake my hand during the greeting time-as I said it had been two years since we had visited-and to hear-O really, it’s been two years since you’ve been hear. I felt the sting.

I watched as the Pastor, a woman, that day, delivered her sermon in what I seemed to see as delicate in order to somehow not offend nor displace any of those who may have been of importance. In me, that thinking was wrong of me. But it all lead to my second approach to the sanctuary.

I arrived this morning with the wrong perspective of what was to come. You see, this same pastor delivered the message of an alabaster jar, and what is in your jar. All the way, she went into the one being forgiven having so much to give. As the message went on, a tear came to the corner of the eye, and then another, and as I worked to keep them from being noticed, then another. It was once again good to feel the presence of enlightenment of God, through his messenger, and in his church. I was and am so very, very thankful for all that he has done.

My heart hurts, at the time we spend in missing what God has for us under the subscription of doing what he would have us do. We go and come, so anxiously busy at the things which one day will have no value. We work to measure up to those who will have no say in the end of our journey, only to be passed up by many with no regard on the way. The bad part of that is they to are missing the most important part of the journey.

To Christ there is no end. To his goodness there is no end, his mercy endures forever. Lord, I thank you for this day, in life. Amen

The mysteries…

March 24

To be like Jesus 82

Today

“Then came to him certain of the Saducees, which deny that there is any resurrection;and they asked him, Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise seed unto his brother.

There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and the left no children. Last of all, the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them,

The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

Then said certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said. And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.” Luke 20 v27-40 AKJV

Lord, this day is yours, as is now, and always. Amen

March 23

To be like Jesus 81

Today

“And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly. Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no? But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them,

Why tempt ye me? Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it?

They answered and said, Caesar’s. And he said unto them,

Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.

And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.” Luke 20 v20-26 AKjV

Lord, this day is almost past and is yours still. I thank you. Amen

March 22

To be like Jesus 80

Today

And he beheld them, and said,

What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.” Luke 20 v17-19 AKJV

“Some men trust in chariots, and some in horses:but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20 v7

Lord, as I see this day unfold into eternity, let me seek to remember your name and the place that is higher than me, that is in you. Let those I have challenged wrongly be healed in you, let those who have challenged your way in me be done according to your word. Amen

March 21

To be like Jesus 79

Today

“Then began he to speak to the people this parable;

A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent hi away empty. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.

The said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?

He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others.

And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.” Luke 20 v9-19 AKJV

It is said, the first step in fixing a problem is realizing there is one. All of these were driven of their own desires and for there own purposes, even as they worked for another. The treatment of one to another based on what was to gain was an enlightenment to those hearing. If only we hear. What is the Lord saying? Nothing is hidden.

Lord, renew the right spirit in me, at every place I go today, let me remember, it is your day, and tomorrow is yours as well. I thank you, forgive us this day. Amen

March 20