Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. ” Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come follow me.” Mark 10:21
Jesus sees the pitiful state of our hearts and yet loves us deeply. We hold unto things so much so, that we lose focus of why we are saved. We must not focus on ourselves too much less we become an idol unto ourselves.
This is a call to step out of ourselves, to think, act, and live from the premise of “The collective”, God’s Kingdom.
Following Christ, being a Christian is a personal relationship with Christ, however, it is also for the good of the collective, to bring All people – Nations to Him.
Lord help us to step out of our own needs to look into the needs of others. Many are dying hopelessly Lord, help us to point them to the cross I pray.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Joel 2:26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame.
The Lord fed Israel with manna in the wilderness. He fed Samson with honey from the carcass of a Lion. The Lord fed Elijah by the mouth of ravens – 1 Kings 17:4, he fed the widow of Zarephath, her son and Elijah with a little flour and a jug of oil,- 1 King 17:14. The Lord turned a small jar of Olive Oil into an industry!!!!!!! – 2 Kings 4:1-7.
The Lord that did all these is more than able to ensure that all your needs are met. That you eat in plenty, kept warm and protected from the element, sickness, shame and reproach.God’s hand is not too short, neither is He deaf, He has said it and so shall it be!
Lord we pray in Jesus name that you will open our eyes to see the well you have dug for us to drink from like you did for Hagai. Be merciful Oh Lord and help us to see the open doors you have set before us. May your creative power manifest in us to create and recreate substance in our hands for you to prosper in Jesus mighty name. May your name be praised Oh Lord our provider and sustainer in Jesus name. Amen