Walking To Jerusalem

Lent: Day 37 …since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us…Hebrews 12:1-3

Holy Week

Competition, physical or mental can be fierce, but the passion within always has a second wind that carries the soul towards the goal that is set before it. To be of one mind as a Christian is to be of the mind of Christ. Ignore the various other voices that distract the heart for God and listen. Today we reach the pinnacle and feel the piercing light within even though the darkest hour hasyet to come. Keep walking! As we make our way through the darkness, the light we see and enter into, will be the brightest we’ll ever know.

Isaiah 50:4-9a Morning by morning he wakens—wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backwards. I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.

One Body, One Mind With Christ

Lent: Day 3 – At all times, is not the common goal a heavenly one? Yet, we argue. We disagree. Somebody has to be right. Right? How can this be? But what right do we have to expect others to think as we think, want what we want, and be what we are, when we our selves are imperfect? For the Christian, Christ is the only perfect model. To be of the same mind is not to be like one another but rather to be of the same mind as Christ. When our role models fail us most times we forgive them. As soon as we feel God has abandoned us we turn our backs. We lose faith. We ignore the perfect and cleave to the imperfect. Is it any wonder why the arguments and disagreements don’t stop?

John 15:1, 6-16  ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Philippians 4:1-9  …be of the same mind in the Lord.

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32  Hear now, …Is my way unfair? Is it not your ways that are unfair?  …get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, says the Lord God. Turn, then, and live.

Psalm 51  Indeed, I was born guilty,
 a sinner when my mother conceived me.

a sinner when my mother conceived me.