Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
S MRK 4:11-12 NASB
And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables, so that while seeing , they may see and not perceive, and while hearing , they may hear and not understand , otherwise they might return and be forgiven ."
O - I am reflecting on what a true transformational relationship we have with Jesus. It is not just one of a caring man, who knows us, but one in which He imparts on us mysteries of the Kingdom of God which for many will remain unknown (untill they are called and it is revealed) . This is not something to be prideful of yet, mindful of the fact that kingdom principles that are now clear to us , are not so simply understood by those who do not yet know Christ.
A - The application for me is to first and foremost to give thanks for the honor to be chosen and to know God and His principles. Second is to steward this knowledge well for kingdom purposes, and not personal gain and glorification.
P - Dear heavenly father, thank you for today's lesson, may it be sealed to my heart.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
S NUM 16:17, 41-45 NASB
Each of you take his firepan and put incense on it, and each of you bring his censer before the L ord , two hundred and fifty firepans; also you and Aaron shall each bring his firepan." But on the next day all the congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, "You are the ones who have caused the death of the Lord ' s people." It came about, however, when the congregation had assembled against Moses and Aaron, that they turned toward the tent of meeting, and behold, the cloud covered it and the glory of the lord appeared. Then Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting, and the L ord spoke to Moses, saying, "Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly." Then they fell on their faces.
O - the observation is this that Moses was called by good to lead his people. The people choose not to meet good face to face like Moses, but instead passively followed. Some time later the sons of korah in their comfort and arrogance rebelled against Moses leadership and this found themselves challenging God. Not a good place to be.
A - today as Gods people if we have excepted Christ as our lord he dwells with in is and we are not to doubt our rebel against his lordship. We are to submit and trust the leaders God has anointed to lead us. That is Christ first and foremost, but even the leaders of our local church that are confirmed and anointed.
P - thank you lord for this message for me today. I pray for my brothers and sisters who are struggling to find a shepherd to follow.
Monday, February 23, 2015
S - MARK 2:22 NASB
No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins."
O - the gospel is the new wine, the Pharisees are the old wine skin, peter and the twelve are the new wine skin
A- recognize I am a new Creation in Christ. The holy spirit has been poured out into me, like new wine in a new wineskin I will grow and expand because of Christ in me. If I begin to go back to my old self, or the old wine skin I cannot grow anymore in Christ. I must divorce myself from the old and live in the new.
P dear heavenly Father thank you for today's devotion may it be sealed to my heart.