Monday, March 4, 2013

March 4

today's reading: Mark 11:27- 12:17


As you read through the Gospel accounts of Jesus Christ, do you notice again and again, how very afraid the religious leaders and teachers were of Him?

What is it that would move them to fear Him? After all, they had access to the written word of God as no others did at that time, and so would have been expecting the Messiah.
And wouldn't they have known all the prophecies about the coming Messiah? 
Wouldn't they have been able to see how perfectly the life of Jesus Christ fulfilled those ancient prophecies? 

We scoff at these teachers and priests, but would we have seen Him, had we been among them?

It seems that as human beings, we can so easily miss the very thing we are looking for!

So, do we see Him now, in the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers?

I wonder how many times we have refused to believe the testimonies of those who have experienced miracles in their lives.

How many times have we explained away the supernatural work of God in our own life, even though that work may be an answer to our very own prayer request?
Could it be the same fear factor weighing in, in our own spiritual life?

Are we afraid to acknowledge the supernatural power of God, knowing that once we see it and believe it, we will have to give up our selfish, worldly thinking?

We don't like things happening that we can't explain, do we?
We want to be the one in the driver's seat.
When we give that place to the Lord, we must realize that we have no control over other people, outcomes or situations.
We must accept that it is
and none of our own doing.

Can you give the Lord your complete trust today?
He is completely trustworthy. He will never fail you.
He always has your best interest in mind in every situation!

Can you let go of your fear
and allow the loving, saving, Almighty God be God to you?


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