"Be satisfied in Me."
Jesus, after Communion, April 2, 2014
"As much as you are jealous of Me loving people other than yourself, I am even more jealous of you loving gods other than Me."
Jesus, after Communion, March 30, 2014
when ur sad always remember that u don’t look like you did in 6th grade
4th Tuesday of Lent
Fast approaching the end of Lent, aren’t we.
So, Jesus worked a miracle on the Sabbath and was persecuted for it by the pharisees. I feel like this is talking about the intentions in deeds for me.
It’s not wrong to heal a man on the Sabbath although the Sabbath dictates a day of rest. His intention was plain and simple - to love this man and make him well.
It was perhaps last Friday’s reading that says, there’s no greater commandment than to love God and your neighbour as yourself. Well okay, so if I do all that I do to love God and my neighbour, it surpasses all other laws?
Maybe. Maybe this is the two-question test to ask yourself when in doubt whether something is of a sinful nature. Are you loving God, and are you loving your neighbour, when you choose to do Action X?
3rd Friday of Lent
There is no greater commandment than to love your God and love your neighbour… To love with all your heart, all your understanding, and all your strength, indicates that you are not far from the kingdom of God.
Then teach me Lord, to love. I think I do love You Jesus but I’m not entirely sure if I love Your people very much. I love a selected few, I’m sure, but the others… Not so. And how about those who have done me wrong? Why should they deserve my love?
Because You loved too, that’s why. Because You loved and died for love, no matter whether You have been loved or will be loved in return. How do I even begin to be more like You, Jesus? I’m so far gone.
Love I shall, if You want me to, but love You’ve got to teach me. Channel my love for You into love for Your people too, Lord. Or if I don’t love You enough, draw me closer that I may fall deeper. Amen.
3rd Wednesday of Lent
“However, take care and be earnestly on your guard
not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen,
nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live,
but teach them to your children and to your children’s children.”
This speaks to me as God reminding me about what I’ve seen, what I’ve heard, what I’ve felt, what I’ve experienced in my faith journey.
Clare, don’t forget, don’t let them slip from your memory. Remember that I AM and I WILL ALWAYS BE.
Feeling dry and feeling ordinary may be part of Lent. Part of that dry desert season. I just realised then - is that why Jesus went to the desert to pray? Instead of a garden or a fountain - was the 40 days and 40 nights a dry season for Him too? Not just outwardly but inwardly too? How true it is that not a word in the Bible is of waste. Thank You God for the tiny revelation.
Maybe then I shouldn’t feel so bad about feeling dry, but Lord, I will make a conscious decision to draw the everlasting living water from You. No matter how I feel. I won’t forget what I felt before - and by Your grace Lord I will teach them to my children and my children’s children…
Children. What kind, Father? But I suppose that’s discernment for another day.
I love You, Father. Please walk with me today.