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Thursday, May 24, 2012

From Impossible to Imagining the Possibliities

Moving from impossible to imagining the possibilities. Some times in life we get so overwhelmed about our own situations locked in deep despair and sorrow it seems that our problems are the size of a Camel and our resources are the size of a needle. We even began to view our current situations as permanent life sentences to which we are held captive wishing that we could be liberated (from all negative issues holding us back) going freely to give testimony and sow the seed of love to all who will embrace it . We know how much God loves us and want's to be apart of our daily lives. When we get down, when we start  feeling left out, when we give up hope preparing for the worst. During these uncertain troublesome times we must look to God and lean on one another dismissing all things deemed impossible knowing that our God makes all things possible.

Let's look at the text today taken from Mark 10:17-31.

The Rich and the Kingdom of God

17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.”
20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”
21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”
24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is  to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”
29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” 

Beloved, as Christians and persons of faith we have the  responsibility of educating, feeding, clothing all we encounter along the road of our lives.  We must cease to bicker about trivial things that we can not change asking God for inspiration  and guidance that will help us to change the world around us in dramatic fashion for Christ.  As Jesus reminds us in today's text no one is good except God alone all the rest of us are sinners saved by God grace, and mercy. Focusing on these things always following God will lead us directly into the kingdom of heaven.  Remember our job is not to  change the past but to embrace the present making sure that our hearts, minds, and physical bodies are willing to follow where ever God leads.We are called to be living testimonies for God here on earth. Once we humble ourselves and allow God to work we will grow in faith and understanding knowing that God will never leave or forsake us!  

Dear God today provide us with  your word as we seek to spread the Good News. Send us out into the world reminding all that the doors once closed, the path's once blocked off have now been opened to your people, proving yet again that you make the impossible, possible. Thank you God for always making a way out of now way, thank you for being our light in the darkness.
 Enjoy your day, be well P.J.

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