When Jesus was confronted with jealousies of Him and His disciples baptizing more people than John the Baptist, He avoided getting into a petty argument by leaving the scene of the Pharisees. He had an assignment that would lead Him to converse with a Samaritan woman at the well and He wasn’t going to let the Pharisees lead him onto another path of confrontation!
Wow! Imagine that! In other words, when we sit in the presence of the Lord and receive our healing which is His written and spoken word that frees us mentally, brings joy to our hearts and calms our spirits we become a radiant reflection of God.
However, I didn’t really know Him! I saw Him as a demanding drill sergeant up there with a clipboard keeping a record of all my sins. To tell you the truth, all I knew was religion. I did not have an intimate personal relationship with the Lord all of those years until I went into a deep valley of divorce in my first marriage.
I’d like to talk to you about John who was a disciple that was called “The disciple whom Jesus loved!” Did you ever wonder why he was the only disciple that not only knew Jesus loved him but he called himself the disciple whom Jesus loved? Let’’s dive into the life of John and look for the treasures that he received as he shows us the heart of Jesus!
First and foremost, I am learning that it’s not about how much I love God but how much He loves me. No matter how much I love Him, it doesn’t compare to how much He loves me.
In order to bring about a transformation through God’s intervention, He
must demolish the destructive behaviors of the past so He can reconstruct
your perceptions, thoughts, reasoning, self esteem and so forth that He
intended for you.
One day the Lord spoke this in my heart. I will turn your impossibilities into my possibilities. Do not look at what you can’t do…… look at what I can do.
My countenance was anything but joyful and I had been feeling overwhelmed that had begun to cause strife in my life. In our ministry we teach others to keep their focus on God and His plan for everything in their life. I’m sorry to say that my focus was on my things to do list.
Perhaps you are feeling that you have gone too far into sin and now you have missed God’s plan for your life! When David repented of his sin, God immediately forgave him. He went from a cold heart to a broken and contrite heart. God didn’t say it was too late for him. No matter what you have done, God is here right now ready to forgive you.
Maybe there is someone listening to this message that was abandoned by one or both of your parents. Or you’ve been abandoned by a spouse or a close friend. This is what the Lord says to you: