Disappointment fills me this morning. Expectations unfulfilled. People who I thought cared, show no concern. I cannot fathom why. I feel isolated, alone. Yet God gently whispers, “I am here.” Thank you dear God that you never leave us. Even though we may question your purposes, you don’t desert us. All praise to you Lord […]
The other day, I woke up thinking about a friend who is struggling in a health trial. This trial continues, even when she has done what the Lord showed her to do to be healed by Him. His timing doesn’t always meet our expectations; but we must never forget that our Lord is faithful. I […]
The word of the Lord came to me saying, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:4-5
Grace and Peace to You My Friends
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then, Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would” And his servant was healed at that moment. Matthew 8:5-13
The centurion didn’t need to see Jesus perform the miracle of healing his servant. He has such great respect for Christ, that he trusted it would be done just because Jesus said so.
How instructive this is for us today. The more respect we have for God, the more we’ll trust Him to do as He says, even when we don’t see Him at work. The more we honor God as the Lord of creation, the more we’ll have confidence that everything he sends into our lives will work out for good.
If you’re worried about some trial today, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to spend time thinking about who God really is, in all His power, majesty, wisdom, glory, and honor. He is the King of Kings. If He commands it, so shall it be! The more you realize this, the more you’ll have faith like the centurion’s trust that honors God and brings him joy.
Grace and Peace to You My Friends
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The more a person gives, the more a person reaps. No one knew this more than Jesus, for He had given his life freely, and by doing so, He ultimately reaped eternity. Few commands are as bold, as eloquent and as simple as that given by Jesus, when He said: “Give, and it will be […]
Yesterday afternoon I finally went to see Avengers End Game. I like to wait to see such movies to avoid crowds. There were only five people in the theater, so I really enjoyed watching the movie. As I watched the battle scene between Thanos and his evil forces against the Avengers, I began to think […]