In the last post I discussed my journey through the Gospel of Mark and what truths really resonated with me. That was this morning. Since then I stepped in cat poop, the washing machine broke, the kids refused to nap AGAIN, I worked really hard on 2 homemade healthy pizzas (like, I made the dough myself and harvested ingredients from our garden and EVERYTHING) and they probably tasted worse than the cat poop I stepped in…
But you know what? I kept Jesus close throughout the day and remembered some of those truths I typed this morning. And I didn’t lose it or yell (well, not too much) or eat chocolate to (inexplicably) make myself feel better. I just held onto His Word and He held onto me. So yeah…pretty good day.
Okay, more truth to cling to in those broken washer-filled, cat-poop-steppin’ days…from Mark, chapters 5-8:
Jesus always meets an individual’s need even in the midst of a crowd.
Believing Jesus’ words without fear will bring new life into any apparent hopeless situation.
The hardest place to minister is in one’s hometown.
Jesus equips and instructs those He sends out to minister in His name.
Unconfessed sin multiplies and affects others.
Small things offered to Jesus will be used by Him to bless many.
Being in the will of God does not guarantee easy circumstances but does guarantee Jesus’ presence.
Jesus has power to heal anyone who reaches out to Him.
Sometimes Jesus delays answering prayers so that faith in Him can grow.
Jesus responds to needs in uniquely individual ways.
Jesus can use a little to accomplish a lot.
Jesus reveals Himself to honest seekers but will not be manipulated.
Preoccupation with physical needs hinders spiritual perception and growth.
Jesus may lead one away from familiar surroundings to give progressive new sight.
Again, please read these chapters for yourself to gain your own perspectives and application to your own life. It is such a gift! There is such freedom in Christ!