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Needful

June 16th, 2015 No comments

Mary at Jesus' FeetBut one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke 10:42

Jesus told the disciples, concerning Mary, that only one thing was needful, or needed.  This one thing, sitting at His feet, listening to His words in humility, is all that was necessary.  This could be likened to the mustard seed, the simple seed of faith, willingness to hear His voice, as it says in the Proverbs, “Wisdom cries aloud in the street” (Proverbs 1:20).

But, let us consider another time in Jesus’ life, when there was something that seemed vital, but proved not necessary. Read more…

That Good Part

March 16th, 2012 No comments

Your light, Oh, Lord, fills my soul.  Your truth, permeates my being.

Lord, it is good to praise you, it is pleasant to meditate upon you.

My soul is consumed with longing for you.  In the watches of the night, the day, I long for you.  When can I go up to meditate upon you?

But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke 10:42

For Mary chose the one thing that was needful, simply to be at your feet.  She filled her mind with your thoughts, her soul with your presence, and her life with your good things.

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The Way of Peace

November 9th, 2011 No comments

There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.  All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips.  Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.  Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways,  and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Romans 3:10-18 (except leading phrase)

Jesus came to show us His way, the way of peace.  Peace is peace with God, with men, and within ourselves.  The peace of Christ surpasses all knowledge throughout all time and is the force that calms the storm.

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The Way

October 19th, 2011 No comments

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Matthew 7:21-23

The Way is not power, it is faithfulness.  The path is not promotion, it is servant-hood.  The gift is not yours, it is theirs (2 Corinthians 1:6).  The road is not wide, it is narrow.

Jesus said plainly, unless you hate father, mother, sister, brother, children, spouse, even your own life, you cannot be His disciple (Luke 14:26).  He said quite distinctly that if you love someone else more than Him, you are not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:37).

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Eyes on the Sky

September 26th, 2011 No comments

Seek first the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33

The Kingdom is invisible, in the heavens (John 3:3).  It is the unseen dominion, greater and more sufficient than the natural, which, from its excess, overflows into what we can see.

What we can see, feel, and experience is not the Spirit.  What we can see is not the Kingdom.  What we touch with the soul and body is but our response to God.

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Faith Is Now

August 28th, 2011 No comments

Faith is a substance.  Faith is a communicable dis-ease with the status quo.  Faith makes a way where there seems to be no way, and calls those things that are not as though they are.  Faith looks beyond the facts, and sees God’s Truth, what He has said.  Faith hopes beyond all hope, and is righteousness to God.

When one hears a Word of the Kingdom and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes and snatches it away.  This is the word of the Kingdom.  This is the Word of Faith, which we speak.

1 Corinthians 13:13 says that these three remain:  faith, hope, and love.  Hope is what we wait with expectancy to happen.  Faith is the substance of that, now.  We might hope for a piece of bread to eat, but Faith is to have the substance of that, despite my natural hand still being empty.

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