I will do anything for Jesus, including die for Him. For He is my Lord, my God, my everything.
There are religious people and then there are Christians who truly love the Lord. True believers also live out their faith.
Mark 3:3-5 (KJV)
3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Oh Lord, I pray that every believer will simply leave the pride of their hearts at Your table. Help us all to be willing to leave our own intentions behind, in order to follow You and do Your will. I know that many times in our lives we get caught up with doing things that are not pleasing in Your sight. We may even fall into a religious system that is false, so we need Your guidance and direction. These things we need to know about, that we may stop doing them and turn from our wicked ways. Help us get out of the religious routine, that we may stay focused on You and Your will only. When religion becomes who we are, we often times become hard hearted and think we know better. For this reason Lord, break the barrier of pride. May every person that says they love You Lord, also obey You and not the will of men. We come unto You with our whole hearts, that You may usher into our lives Your love. Just as You showed compassion and kindness to everyone, help us to live that way also. May we learn to love everyone, as You love us, Lord. Help us come out of this world and into Your arms. We want to learn of You and be led by You always. You are our delight and we want more of You, Jesus. Amen.
Jesus knew the evil intentions of the Pharisees and did not approve of their murmurings, one to another. Continue Reading