To be like Jesus 137

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5 v18-21 AKJV

Nothing has been created except what was created of God. Men have chosen the paths of right or wrong and in the process of time attributed to the current state of which our world is now in. God, through his Son Jesus, has made possible and accomplished the path of restoration of those who have chosen and will choose his purposes now and for eternity.

Lord, we thank you for this day. Let us have a heart of repentance that guides us to a life of liberty in you.

Lord, this day is yours. Amen

May 17

To be like Jesus 122

What comes after the Gospel’s. The Acts, and then the letters/epistles, then Revelation.

Jesus came…

“…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10 v10 AKJV

To choose how we live life is often given to us. Many of the blessings of consequences follow because of those choices. The Spirit of Christ dwelling in those who are his can guide the choices of abundant life of we allow them.

Lord, bless this day, for it is yours. Amen

May 2

To be like Jesus 92

“Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him for they feared the people. Then entered Satan into Judas sur-named Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. And he sent Peter and John, saying,

Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.” Luke 22 v1-8 AKJV

Lord, that place that is higher than us is in you. That place of knowing you have provided a opportunity for life than does not have to be mixed with the cares of this world. Lord, this day is yours and as we go forward with what we feel are our responsibility’s guide us in your ways. Amen

April 2

To be like Jesus 69

A hand of kindness…

“Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him and forgave him the debt.

But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desirest me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your fathers forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” Mathew 18 v23-35 AKJV

To understand our talents and use them wisely TBLJ 63 to follow the God’s purposes TBLJ 64 to hear the word of the Lord and keep it TBLJ 65 to serve the Lord God TBLJ 66 Lotd, teach us to avoid tempation and to reach that place higher than ourselves TBLJ 67 to share the Gospel TBLJ 68

and then today … -a hand of kindness-goes farther than we will ever understand this side of heaven.

Lord, I thank you and pray for the resolve to be forgiving as you have forgiven. When I am weak, you are my strength. Amen

March 10

To be like Jesus 53

Today

“And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the misdst of Samaria and Galilee And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them,

Go shew yourselves unto the priests.

And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said,

Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? They are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

And he said unto him,

Arise, go thy way: they faith hath made thee whole.” Luke 17 v11-19 AKJV

To be like Jesus. Today, all that needs to be is, to God be the glory for what he is doing. It came only from a stranger.

Lord, this day is yours, for I am not able to carry it through on my own. I ask your forgiveness in my own struggles, not to put them out to the world only to be trampled by them, but to let them know as well that I am only what you would have me to be, by your graces and mercy. I know many face the same as well. We do know there is an adversary, and he awaits the challenge and never rest so by your graces-(not to use them as an excuse for wrong doing)-We will overcome. Amen.

February 22

To be like Jesus 51

Today

“Then said he unto the disciples,

It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times a day, and seven times a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.” Luke 17 v1-4 AKJV

To be like Jesus. To live in a world of expectations of the better good winning is an instilled right of everyone who lives. To understand that there is a constant challenge between good and evil is to accept reality. All people are influenced by one or the other on the daily decisions we make, at home, at work, or where ever we go.

As a Christian-to be like Jesus- and to follow his teachings requires us to know him in a way that we can walk in his spirit, as we have been taught, and as that teaching by his spirit continues to come.

“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Nor the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkeness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections of lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” Galations 5 v16-26 AKJV

To be like Jesus. It isn’t everyone accepts what many are shown many of the mysteries of the gospel, so to expect understanding of them is to be misguided. As I am offended, Lord, Jesus, help me not to offend others. Make my goals in this life be remembered as goals for eternal life not only for myself, but in my daily travels, for others as well. Let me understand better, and instill in me a greater fullness of the “fruit of the Spirit” that the witness of you will overcome the darkness shed by the “works of the flesh.”

Lord, forgive us this day, as we seek to forgive those who trespass against us. This is your day. Amen

February 20