Getting to Know you.. Getting to know all about you..

31 Mar

Well not you.. But Jesus..

The beginning of this year, I said I was going to do better about praying and reading the Word. In the beginning I was getting side tracked but still trying to dive into the bible…. Well one of my Lent promises, is to sacrifice some of my time each night and dedicate it to reading the Bible. I started With Job (due to personal things I was going through), then to Ruth (love her commitment), and now I’m in MARK. I must tell you.. I’m learning a lot about Jesus even more than I thought I already know.. I mean I already knew he was awesome, but I’m discovering even more Why he is so awesome.

You see, that’s the cool thing about reading the Bible.. You don’t just have to listen to a preacher telling you, or your Sunday School teacher, or a fellow worshiper, but you discover and interpret the word for yourself. Also, my husband and I talked a lot about it while I was reading, and we were really seeing what it was like and how God intended us to be… I’m telling you, if you just take the time and really read, there is so much goodness in there. I mean, I do have to stop from time to time, to get my Bible Dictionary, or to re-read things, HOWEVER… It’s becoming an amazing experience that I plan on continuing with even after the Lent Season is over. Some really cool things I’ve taken from reading Mark so far:

1. Jesus truly sees everyone as his brother and sister, he doesn’t just say it.. I mean he sees no distinction (Mark 3:35 “For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.”)

2. Jesus wanted everyone to remember that it was the Lord who gave him power, and not himself. Therefore he didn’t want the credit of God but wanted people to look towards God. We have to remember who allows us and is truly doing the remarkable things we do.(Mark 5: 18-19 As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed was imploring Him that he might accompany Him. 19And He did not let him, but He said to him, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.” )

3. It’s about the power of God. I will have to do a separate blog about this sometime in the future…. (MARK 5 34And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”)The really cool part about this passage is that Jesus didn’t turn around and touch this woman, this woman was made well because she believed in it..POWERFUL STUFF!

4. We’ve heard it before but it’s true.. God will use people from all different backgrounds. Just look at the 12 disciples…. (Mark 3:16And He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter), 17and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, “Sons of Thunder”); 18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot; 19and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.)

But hey, don’t take my word for it. Read it yourself…

Until Next Time,

Mrs. SPJ 🙂

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