Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Kitchen Table

Day 36

Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”   Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.”  And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:57-62

The kingdom of God is the will of God.  Some people will be constantly looking for the will of God because there are constantly leaving the will of God for everything else under the sun.  Jesus sends out the twelve and later the 72 to do what?  To bring heaven here.  In Luke 9 there are all sorts of things that get in the way of God’s will for the disciples, such as  5,000 hungry people,  fear of death, a sick boy, disrespect, worry about who’s going to be first, competition, anxiety, inheritance and family.  Things will always get in the way of God’s will until we let God’s will get in the way of all those things.  That only happens where there is not only faith in God’s will but faith to DO God’s will.  We will see the power of God when we decide to serve the purposes of God first and foremost in our lives.  Don’t be one of those who die for lack of doing.  Bring heaven here today in the littlest of things and you will see heaven, here today, in all things.

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