Mark 6:31b “come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Jesus sent his disciples out in twos to do exploits. They came back, gathering around Christ Jesus excitedly reporting all they had done and taught.
There were other people coming and going interrupting this meeting that Jesus felt it was good to take them aside to rest.
This says to me that in whatever we are doing, we do need to rest. As Christians, after every exploits which I believe is daily, it will be good to cultivate a time alone with Christ where we unburden, and take up his strength.
This weekend dear reader, find time to unwind, rest, breath deeper, and relax in His presence!
Like my sister said, a good morning to some people is an invitation to find fault with you. This ought not be so if Christ lives within!
Jesus said they, the wicked, the haters of anything good, and Christ-like will hate you and I. John 15:18-27. It is a guarantee. Don’t take it personal my friend, they will never like you and you do not have to care about it. You cannot please these and Christ at the same time. You have to choose who’s side you want to be!
Friends, be wise like a serpent and innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16. Ask for grace to keep your heart free from offenses. Do not stray from the path of righteousness. The Lord Himself watches over you!
Mark 2: 21“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wine-skins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wine-skins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wine-skins.”
We must not continue in the same old ways! There must be a change, a turnaround, a retraction, an improvement, an upgrade of our character to reflect Christ in us, the hope of glory.
We have received of Christ, a character building mechanism in the person of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
So now then, since we have received of the Lord newness of life, let us walk accordingly in line with who we are, a new creation, a renewed being, re-energized, refocused, re-validated, restored, and retracted from every form of unwholesome, unworthy endeavors that does not serve Christ’s purpose.
Declare with me friends, I am redeemed, I am set free from all sorts that binds, I am refreshed, I am renewed, I am re-energized to serve, to love, to honor the purpose of my creation and to fulfill every single dream so help me God.
Mark 2:4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, ” Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Oh friends, pray for the Lord to make you a friend, that will bring another’s matter before Jesus, even if you do not get to bring yours before him.
These friends have their own issues do you know? Of course, they do, for they are human, however, they put their issues aside to lower this man.
To lower down or up your friend before Jesus takes a lot of selfless love. It is this kind that can build up faith and transform lives as this man’s life was transformed. He became a reference point unto all eternity. And these gentlemen? They have crowns of gold and for sure their generation is still living even today.
This kind of love is not common, except bestowed by the Holy Spirit. May the Lord bestow such love on you and I in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen
The Lord gives power to believers in order that we may have dominion over those things that have hitherto, exercised control over us.
The Lord gives power to get wealth in Deuteronomy 8:18
The Lord gave believers power in Luke 10:19 to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemies.
Matthew 9:6 says “but that you may know that the son of man has power to forgive sins”
Therefore, brethren, this year 2019 endeavour to forgive. Wedge the power to forgive just like you do the power to make wealth and trample on serpents and scorpions.
Forgive all those that had prayed for you to sink to the bottomless pit for rather you soared on eagles wings into 2019.
Forgive yourself for the mistakes, your ignorance, the ego trips, hypersensitivity to bull shit (bull shit Intolerance), sentimentality, narrow mindedness and all sort of ills that plagued you in 2018
Forgive all those with Jezebel’ s tongues gathering consensus against you for evil for the Lord Himself routed them and thier hands were not able to carry out their enterprise concerning you and yours. You triumphantly entered the year of the Lord 2019!!
2019 is here! You are here! Exercise the power of resurrection that lives in you. Let it strip off of you every and any garment that may want to keep you away from God’s best for this season.
You have the power of the Holy Spirit within you to help you navigate this unknown terrain all the way for your good, the good of others in your life, and ultimately for Christ greatest pleasure!