Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Don't Miss The Friends Along the Way
[9.38] John spoke up, “Teacher, we saw a man using your name to expel demons and we stopped him because he wasn't in our group.” [9.39-41] Jesus wasn't pleased. “Don’t stop him. No one can use my name to do something good and powerful, and in the next breath cut me down.
Lord Jesus-I am sure that I miss allies all the time because they don't fit into my little view of your kingdom. The more I walk with you, the more I am aware of the inclusive nature of your call. You call me to following you and to being aware of the people who are headed in the same direction.
If he’s not an enemy, he’s an ally. Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my name is on our side. Count on it that God will notice.
Today help me be aware of the cups of water along the way sometimes I miss them because they come in many different forms. A word of encouragement at the right time...a smile at the needed time...
[9.42] “On the other hand, if you give one of these simple, childlike believers a hard time, bullying or taking advantage of their simple trust, you’ll soon wish you hadn't You’d be better off dropped in the middle of the lake with a millstone around your neck.
Lord Jesus--It is a scared trust that you call me to. To be aware of and encourage the trust of those whose faith is just taking root. There can be no Crystal Cathedral's in my future. Just places of grace where fellow travelers on the road to Kingdom Come share the journey.
So in the day that is going to start in just a couple of hours let me be hope, and light in this day for you.
Peterson, Eugene H. (2006-06-15). The Message Remix 2.0: The Bible In contemporary Language (Kindle Locations 30871-30877). NAVPress - A. Kindle Edition.