Thursday, February 11, 2021

Mark Day 29

And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Mark 10:21-22

Following Jesus is a matter of the heart and then the head.  The head s focused on doing but the heart is filled with being.  Where there is agreement there is authority.  But the heart will walk away from treasures and things to possess true love.  That’s why we must have the heart of a child, wanting to be loved.  It gets more difficult as we get more experienced in life and we start to figure out what treasures and things can do for us in the here in now.  The Bible says that the rich young ruler went away disheartened and sorrowful.  His head had determined what he must do but his heart wanted what he could be with Jesus.  The head thinks about what we must do to find life but the heart focuses on what we can be in God’s love.  The heart that seeks the love of God rather than the leverage of man, lives in the power, passion, and promises of our Father in heaven in the now and in the forever.  When we live in God’s love we BECOME His children living in what He can do rather than what we must do, now and in the age to come.  Don’t just believe in Jesus, fall in love with Him and let your heart take you where only He can go and into what He can do.

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