Journey with Jesus: Day 2

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DAY 2

JESUS SEES HIS MOTHER    (Luke 2:25-40, Lamentations 1:12, John 19:26-27)

THOUGHT   Jesus sees his Mother, can you even image when their eyes met?  She has seen him whipped and you know she feels his suffering.  Jesus gives her the look knowing this is his Father’s will, so nothing is spoken from Mary’s lips.  I can only believe that the pain and the tears were overwhelming for both.

REMINDER   We too have to endure pain around us with loved ones and the suffering of this world. It is harder to watch the ones you love suffer more so than your own suffering but we know with suffering producers endurance.  Roman 5:3-5 reminds us,  “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”  Hope that when we suffer we come together in love and we know when love comes in all things work together.

PRAYER   Dear Heavenly Father, you know my heart and all my pain, please help me to know that I will gain character and hope through every struggle. I know perseverance builds character and with a relationship with you will help me find the way.  Amen

SIMON HELPS JESUS   (Mark 15:21, Mark 8:34, 2 Timothy 2:3)

REMINDER   How often do we try to carrier our own burdens (cross)? Be reminded when someone helps you, they are given the chance to be a Simon and to carry some of your burdens through love and prayer.  Every time you help others, feed the hungry, lend a helping hand or give a simple smile, you too are being a Simon in this world.

THOUGHT  Again, God shows Jesus as a human; his strength is gone and he needs help because he can’t bear this cross alone.  Even Jesus needed help.

PRAYER  Dear Heavenly Father, Please let me allow people to help me in during my struggles, that I may be able to ask for help even if it is in just prayer.  Please take away the shame or  guilt when asking for help, allow me to receive it with your grace. Father, please show me who I need to help in time of need even during my own suffering.  Amen.

Keep moving forward on your ride!

Until tomorrow, blessings

Tina

Roadside Assistance Needed!

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During our ride in life we often get confused, which way to go and get frustrated when we have a blow out or a wrong turn. As I mention, over and over again when the ride goes wrong we go to our belief system with in our mind and heart.  Sometimes that is not the right system to lean on. We need to revamp and rethink the thoughts and beliefs. Faith only becomes an outward reality when we hit these potholes on our ride. Now what? Discipline is the first word that comes to my mind, do you have the discipline to choose faith and have Christ’s presence in your life at all times? What does that look like? How do I do that?

What does that look like?  The discipline to stop get off your ride and sit in stillness with your thoughts and your beliefs, asking for God’s helper, the Holy Spirit, to be the roadside assistance we need.  When we take the time to reflect on the wrong turn or the surprise blow out, the beliefs and thoughts may become quite different with the power of the Holy Spirit. I think about Jesus’ words, “I have to leave you and my Father will give you another helper.” He is talking about the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit resides in you, you know you can have victory at any and all levels, the Holy Spirit enables you to triumph over all sin, to guide you to the right path.

How do I do that?  Prayer, study his word, fellowship with other believers to attain a discipline. Learning to use your roadside assistance, the Holy Spirit.   He is always with you and will lead you to optimistic living and vibrant faith.

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another helper who will be with you forever. That helper is the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him, because it doesn’t see or know him. You know him, because he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17 NIV

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,  I know that you have plans for me and sometimes the plans are not easy and they are challenging.  I pray to have the discipline to stop and listen to the helper you have provide to reside in me through you, Lord.  Give me the wisdom and knowledge to ask for assistance always.  In your precious name, of the risen Christ we pray.  Amen.