marți, aprilie 08, 2008

What Jesus Did! - The Hard Follow

Then a teacher of the law came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, I will follow you any place you go." Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes to live in. The birds have nests to live in. But the Son of Man has no place where he can rest his head."

Another man, one of Jesus' followers, said to Jesus, "Lord, let me go and bury my father first. {Then I will follow you.}" But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and let the people that are dead bury their own dead."- Matthew 8:19-22 (ERV)


At first glance, Jesus is unusually harsh to these two would-be followers. Jesus, however, is making clear that anything other than our allegiance to him must be secondary to following him. There must not be any rival to the complete lordship of Jesus over every area of our lives. Such a life is demanding, and as events that follow show, even terrifying at times.

There is, however, one thing that makes that life powerful and exciting: the Lord is in the lead. He sets the agenda. He provides the strength. He gives the protection. He works with power. While leaving all, risking all, and giving up all sounds quite sacrificial, it is also the doorway to finding an all-sufficient, almighty Savior.


Holy Lord, I surrender my heart, my life, my possessions and my future to you. Lead me in the path that pleases you and gives you the greatest allegiance in my use of time, influence, money, and abilities. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scriptures:

"Enter through the narrow gate {that opens the way to heaven}. The road that leads to hell is a very easy road. And the gate to hell is very wide. Many people enter that gate. But the gate that opens the way to {true} life is very small. And the road to {true} life is very difficult (hard). Only a few people find that road. - Matthew 7:13-14

Jesus continued to say to all of them, "If any person wants to follow me, he must say 'No' to the things he wants. That person must accept the cross (suffering) that is given to him every day, and he must follow me. The person that wants to save his life will lose it. And every person that gives his life for me will save it. - Luke 9:23-24

It is the same for each of you. You must decide if you can leave everything you have to follow me. If not, you cannot be my follower! - Luke 14:33

Miracle Child

Fiecare dintre noi este " a miracle child" because we ARE the children of GOD, THE LORD ALMIGHTY. Cred asta din toata inima si mereu incerc sa imi reamintesc si sa imi pastrez viziunea.

Dumnezeu promite in Ieremia 29:11-14 lucruri minunate celor ce Il cauta, Il iubesc, se incred in El ... are dinainte un plan extraordinar pentru fiecare !

Haideti sa nu incetam nicodata sa visam la lucruri mari , grozave, pe care Dumnezeu le are pregatite pentru noi. Sa cautam sa descoperim, sa intelegem, sa Il intrebam pe Creatorul nostru care este visul Lui pentru viata fiecaruia dintre noi. Iar apoi sa colaboram activ cu El, keeping in touch every moment with Him and doing only what He desires us to, listening to His voice all day long, day after day. He will guide us. He will teach us. He will show us the way every moment. He loves us. He wants what's best for each of us. Belive and trust Him! He will do it through His power...not you, not me...none of us can accomplish alone with our wisdom and power God's dream for us. But only He is going to accomlpish !'s just the time God works to our hearts, to our ways of thinking, to our character, to our's just the time now when God prepares you for the huge things He is going to do through you...they are more and harder than you could ever imagine...God is very serious in preparing you for what He already has for you to do and HAPPY...learn everything He wants you Him...get to know Him more...make one more step closer to His heart, to His thoughts, to His is necessary to pass through this period of modeling, learning... rejoice for what He has already shown you, for what He has already been working in your life...and...praise Him, worship Him always !

Bless you all! :)

Hidden in Christ,

More than you take

Better than I

I thought I did what's right
I thought I had the answers
I thought I choose the surest road
But that road brought me here

So I put up a fight
And told you how to help me
Now just when I have given up
The truth is coming clear

You know better then I
You know the way
I've let go, the need to know why
For You know better then I

If this has been a test
And faith has made it easy
To see the best thing I can do
Is put my trust in You


I saw one cloud and thought it was a sky
I saw bird and thought that I could follow
But it was You who taught that bird to fly
If I let You reach me
Will You teach me

You know better then I
You know the way
I've let go, the need to know why
I take what answer, You supply
For You know better then I

Joseph: King Of Dreams

You Lord, know better than I...You know better than I...You know the way...You know better than I ...

and...the last part...