Wig’s Word of God Today 2-16-2013
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He left his own interests behind to celebrate the Truth of living for charity.
If you refrain from trampling the Sabbath, from following your own pursuits on My holy day; If you call the Sabbath a delight, the LORD’s holy day glorious; If you glorify it by not following your ways, seeking your own interests, or pursuing your own affairs. Isaiah 58:13
He said to him, “Follow Me.” And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed Him. Luke 5:27b-28
Isaiah 58:9-14, Psalm 86 & Luke 5:27-32
It is much easier to trust what we can see than what we have faith is there by feeling not by touch but the eternal aspect of one’s soul that resonates with endless love by the Creator of life. It causes you “God Bumps” as I like to call them allowing such trust it seems unfathomable now I could every deny His Truth in any thought, desire or vocation. “Levi the Tax Collector” felt it by the same presence but being asked personally face-to-face must have been an amazing feeling obviously so much so that Levi trusted Him to walk away from his post without hesitation. “Leaving everything behind, he got up and followed Him.”
I am always seeking to glorify God even when I make mistakes that hinder my well-being I will call out to God following His Son’s Way searching for the Truth of one’s soul to live by faith, hope and love of God’s charitable affection. Some people may believe giving to God means only sharing your desires once a week on the Sabbath turned Sunday (eternal switch of man’s desires?) but I beg to differ asking is not God in our souls every second of every day?
The trust our future faithful accountant of the Apostles funds would give in an instant allowing every moment of every day surrendered to Christ’s Way to Heaven and the Eternal bound to God’s love was an amazing display of responsibility. He left his own interests behind to celebrate the Truth of living for charity diversifying his wealth, his talents and his desire to serve the Messiah living an honor relished by people far-and-wide.
Life becomes “more focused” when we follow Christ as described by a prisoner in our Kairos group last night. The joy in the eyes of men who follow Christ who may crave freedom from mistaken follies but they earnestly desire Christ’s forgiveness as much as they yearn for God’s love. It’s one tough act to follow Jesus in the walls of confinement and I am constantly amazed every time we go in the response to Holy Spirit’s ways of securing the following even more because of our presence there. We thank you LORD for allowing this opportunity to follow Your Son even in the midst of barbed wire and multiple fences. Guide us LORD to follow Your witness of Truth. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to follow Your Son in adversity and admittance. Prayers for Jody and Tommy for Carolina Emmaus #2. Praying for Kairos Prison Ministry. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Constant prayers for Greg Bishop. We close our Novena of Prayers for a teenager name Monica today. Prayers for Marco. LORD, lift us when we fall to always follow. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
Worrying about the righteous I call not– Luke 5:27-32
Tax collectors duty
Customs post truly
Jesus named his duty
Follow Me Levi truly
Behind all left the memories
Getting up trusting completely
His duty secured securely
To Christ’s Way to Eternity
Great banquet was his feast
Given to Christ complete
Levi’s house filled sinner’s seats
Scribes whined why eating with the sinners stink
Healthy people need a physician not
The sick surely do as you mock
Sinners are called to repentance to stop
Worrying about the righteous I call not
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins February 16, 2013 @ 5:14 AM EST