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- As of this post, we are in the first week of January, 2023 and we thank God for it!
- While many people of God do not need to/ make “resolutions”, a new year sometimes prompts us to take spiritual inventory of areas where the Lord needs to help us do better.
- In talking with the Lord, He reminded me that separating from certain people is needful for Him to work through us.
21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
I Thessalonians 5:12
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you..
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
We spend too much time trying to convince people who we are and Whose we are. Let the LORD working through you do the speaking FOR you. #PutThemOutTweet
BCUFam, I love how Jesus did not waste time trying to convince the crowd who He was, why they should not have laughed, or that God sent Him. He also did not spend energy rebuking or punishing them at all. He simply put the scorners out, kept the believers with Him and allowed the miracle He performed to speak for Him.
We can follow the blueprint Jesus left us as well. Let’s stop wasting time proving to people that we are qualified to do what God called us to do.
Put them out.
Did they laugh at you when you got up to do sing or speak? Is that causing you to shrink back from your calling? Today, we are giving those people and those feelings to God and moving forward in Him.
Put them out.
Maybe the people you are around have a tendency to make light of the things of God (scorners). They want to remind you of who you used to be and it’s impossible that God wants to/can/is using you.
Put them out.
With the help of the Lord—-through the power of His might, we can live a life serving Him at full capacity and bringing Him glory. There will always be scoffers and scorners, but we will NOT allow them to interfere in our assignments any more! Amen? Let’s pray!
Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank you for the word that came to us that we are not to be concerned about the scorners, but rather as Ephesians 4:1 reminds us, to walk worthy of the vocation in which we were called, with Your full approval and backing. Thank you for helping us to get every assigned task completed so that Your will (not the scorners) is done on Earth so we can hear well done, thou good and faithful servant when we go to Heaven! It’s in Jesus name we pray, Amen! Let’s get to work, BCUFam!
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