He Responds BIGLY!

Today I work hard to be good soil. I spend time every day enjoying God’s presence. We have “dates” every morning. I talk to Him, sit with Him in silence, and I read His love letter to me, the Scriptures. The more time I spend with Him, the deeper our relationship grows. The better I know Him, the more often I hear His voice, the more joy our relationship brings me. It is an eternal love affair.

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Freedom

The Pharisees had turned it all upside down. They were more concerned about the rules than about relationship with God. When rules replace God, there is no relationship. This is legalism and Jesus hated it. Legalism goes by different names: judgmentalism, narrow-mindedness. Today it is called political correctness. The name keeps changing but the spirit is the same. It is the great eye blinder and soul killer.

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Steadfast Faith

Steadfast faith says I don’t understand why these terrible things are happening but I recognize that You, God, are sovereign. You created me and gave me life so I will trust You even when I don’t understand.

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Bread from Heaven

And He is here NOW, with us today. The very last words He spoke to His disciples in his physical form were “behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (v.20) And it is true. Soon after this, Jesus returned to us as the Holy Spirit. He never left us. He is still with us today. Hallelujah!

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Miracles

The faith of people clamoring for signs is only skin deep. No miracle would ever be enough to convince them. God wants our hearts. He wants real relationship with us, not spectators gawking at a magic show.

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Salvation

Jesus could have ended that torture at any moment. But He chose to stay there for me and you. He had wrestled with his flesh and resolutely completed His dreadful holy mission to save us. Hallelujah, thank you, Jesus!

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God’s Plan

Sometimes this life can be so confusing. Sometimes it seems like Jesus is silent and absent when things don’t turn out the way we think they should. The disciples traveled that same bewildering road. But one day they would completely understand God’s perfect plan. Just as we also will some day. What a beautiful day that will be.

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Your Will Be Done

Jesus ends both prayers with “Your will be done.” Even before his struggle begins, he commits to God’s will regardless of his own preference. I am so thankful that Matthew reveals that our Savior grappled with his flesh to bring it into submission of his spirit. He truly does understand our human plight. He suffered and struggled just as we do.

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