This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses since He had the same temptations we do, though He never once gave way to them and sinned. So let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive His mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need. Hebrews 4:15-16
Here it was the night before the first day of school. “What, it is time to go back to school again?” I know we have a couple months of summer and those months are precious. But as a mother of a baseball player, they go by so fast! It is also a reminder that summer is about over, meaning that September is around the corner and the months of warm days, working out, getting things organized, and the list of to do’s that I thought the entire family couple help get done is still the same list I wrote out in the beginning of June!
Each day, I looked at the list and the items in the closet and thought, tomorrow, I have plenty of time tomorrow. I found I did this with a few things. In 2017, we had our house up for sale, we wanted to downsize. Preparing for the next chapter in our lives. I realized the months of purging and reorganizing had come and gone from the same statement; “I’ll get to that tomorrow” and later, I was in a rush to get it all done!
I often find myself doing the same when God ask me to do something. I want to obey Him. But right now, it is inconvenient, and I just don’t want to do it. Maybe tomorrow I will.
Hmmm, I wonder. Did Jesus question and or put off God’s plan for him, no matter how ridiculous it sounded? Seriously sisters,giving up heaven for earth – a throne for a manger? To live among frail humanity bent on self-destruction, self-absorption. To suffer and die for people who hated Him, tortured and betrayed Him, and thought He was nothing more than a fraud?
Did Jesus find it tough to obey God? Ok, this is a fair question and if I were to be very honest, I would say it was a bit easier for him than for me. I mean he was both fully man and fully God. But like humans, he too learned to be obedient
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission. Son though He was, He learned obedience from what He suffered (Hebrews 5:7-8, NIV).
So, what we are learning here is that Jesus learned to be obedient, to trust in God’s plan and to submit to Him in all things. He suffered just like us and became obedient just like we can…hear the words I just said? Like. We. Can. Jesus had the same choice we did. He had the choice to learn just as we do.
God’s truth is for TODAY, not tomorrow.
Woman to Woman: What is God speaking into your heart to do today? Will you be brave enough to step out in that faith? Read Psalm 119:34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep Your law and obey it with all my heart.Journal about what God is asking of you and take that step girlfriend! Be brave and let God’s light shineand through you!
WOW (Words Of Wisdom) Strength of Discipline – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11