Just One More Task

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.
40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”
41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,
42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42

Just one more task then I will b through; Are the thoughts of Martha as Jesus steps into the house while Martha is in preparation of the food for her guests. ” Tell Mary to come and help me” as Martha urged for Him to take action. She was missing the point of His visitation. We can be taken away from tasks and tasks will be taken away from us when we leave this Earth. Preparation is vital but when He comes, will we still be preparing or will we be like Mary who is ready at His calling?

God has not blessed us with our families, friends, jobs, abilities and other gifts to give us an excuse to abandon a close walk with Him. Without Him we can do nothing.

A Stirring

When the soul is led by the Holy Spirit to take a clear view of Jesus in his various offices, how speedily the heart is on fire with love! To see him stooping from his throne to become man, next yielding to suffering to become man’s sympathizing friend, and then bowing to death itself to become his ransom, is enough to stir every passion of the soul. To discern him by faith as the propitiation for sin, sprinkling his own blood within the veil, and nailing our sins to his cross, is a sight which never fails to excite the reverent, yet rapturous admiration of the beholder. – Charles Spurgeon

So can we, by accepting Him Lord over our life and carrying our cross daily. Luke 14:27 “And whosoever cannot bear His own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple”

How Loud Is Your Need?

We all have a need

But how far are we willing to go in order to receive it?

By stepping out in faith.

The Blind beggars – Matthew 20:29:34
Commented by the words of Gary Farris.

29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him.

– At this time Jesus’ fame was substantial, thus, resulted in large crowds following Him as He touched many lives.

30 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

– This was not a time to be silent but to speak out and wait for the reply ” what do you want me to do for you?”

31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

– What if they would have listened to the crowd and kept quiet? Jesus could see that they were blind, but without hearing them ask they could not have received.

32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”

– He stopped, made Himself known as the crowd halted and was astonished about what was about to happen.

33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”

– They asked, believing that He was the Healer so they cast their need into Him and they received!

34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.

– With pity, (Noun:
The feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others.)

He had compassion for these men and so too desires to hear how much we need Him in every part of our life.

Christ never lingers long with dumb souls; if there be no crying out to him, he departs. What a marvelous influence prayer has upon our fellowship with Jesus! We may always measure one by the other. Those pray most fervently and frequently who have been constant attendants on the kind Intercessor; while, on the other hand, those who wrestle the hardest in supplication will hold the angel the longest. Joshua’s voice stayed the sun in the heavens for a few hours; but the voice of prayer can detain the Sun of righteousness for months and even years. – Charles Spurgeon

How loud are your needs?

Thief in the Night

For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 1 Thess. 5:2

3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,
4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.
5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.
6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ Matthew 25:3-8

“Lord may our houses be prepared so that when you come we are ready to receive You Lord. Let us have enough oil to last through the nights to keep Your Word alive in us.”

Held By God’s Unchanging Hand

It is the highest stage of manhood to have no wish, no thought, no desire, but Christ to feel that to die were bliss, if it were for Christ that to live in penury, and woe, and scorn, and contempt, and misery, were sweet for Christ to feel that it matters nothing what becomes of one’s self, so that our Master is but exalted to feel that though, like a sere leaf, we are blown in the blast, we are quite careless whither we are going, so long as we feel that the Master’s hand is guiding us according to His will. – Charles Spurgeon

“Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness…” Psalm 5:8

The Way

There is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved, but Jesus Christ and him crucified. There were not two arks, but one ark: so there are not two Saviours, but one Saviour. There was no other means of salvation except the ark: so there is no plan of deliverance except by Jesus Christ, the Saviour of sinners. In vain you climb the lofty top of Sinai. In vain you climb to the highest pinnacles of your self-conceit and your worldly merit: ye shall be drowned for “other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid Jesus Christ. – Charles Spurgeon

John 15:6 ” I am the way, and the Truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”

Describing Love

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Love to Christ smooths the path of duty, and wings the feet to travel it: it makes the life of sincere devotion. Love has a clear eye; but it can see only one thing, it is blind to every interest but that of its Lord; it seeth things in the light of his glory, and weigheth actions in the scales of his honor; it counts royalty but drudgery if it cannot reign for Christ, but it delights in servitude as much as in honor, if it can thereby advance the Master’s kingdom; its end sweetens all its means; its object lightens its toil, and removes its weariness. – Charles Spurgeon

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

– love never fails, love never gives up, love endures through all.