Scripture Reflections: Luke 8
1-3He continued according to plan, traveled to town after town, village after village, preaching God's kingdom, spreading the Message.
Even in the face of John not really understanding You kept to the plan. You did not ignore his pain, you told him of your plan through his disciples. You were not distracted from the plan by going to John in prison. You kept to the task. You kept to the plan.
You continued to preach the message. Help me to keep on task…to not be distracted from the race that you have called me to.
The Twelve were with him. There were also some women in their company who had been healed of various evil afflictions and illnesses: Mary, the one called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's manager; and Susanna
You kept those close to you who understood what the task was. They were also a part of the group who had been impacted by your ministry. There were those who were committed and following through…who had been changed in the process of that work. They were drawn to the life and the experience of being with you.
Draw those to this ministry that can be changed by it, and those who will commit to it. Lord Jesus may we see lives more lives transformed by the work of your Holy Spirit through this church.
—along with many others who used their considerable means to provide for the company.
Your ministry was supported by those who were a part of it… who were impacted by it…who had experience the power of your grace and ministry.
That is the way it works. Your work in my life impacts the way that I view money…time…energy…reputation and career.
Lord Jesus increase the impact of your work through Living Springs Community…Impact lives with the power of your grace active and alive in this community. Release Your power in this place and among these people. You are free to do what needs to be done to see that happen.