Wig’s Word of God Today 5-5-2012
So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. The Disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:51-52
You must believe Me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; or at least believe it on the evidence of these Works. John 14:11
Acts 13:44-52, Psalm 98 & John 14:7-14
Sometimes we let our pride and envy get in the way when it comes to establishing and promoting the Word of God when people embrace their selfish ways and baulk at your sharing of Christ’s Truth. We may attempt to go toe-to-toe with them so to speak and end up trying to force the Word of God down their throats. We must learn to “shake the dust from (our) feet” (see Luke 9:5 and Matthew 10:14) and hope God’s messengers will share the Good News in God’s Time and not our own.
Jesus had warned the Disciples of people who are lost and confused filled with selfish desires of flesh who would rebuke them shutting out the Way wondering in the shadows of sin. Paul learned early on he would have celebrations of success combined with bouts of humility. It takes more to back away than it does to brawl with your ego. I struggle sometimes to get this point across to people I meet because the Word of God gives me such feelings of potency while God reminds us to be filled meekness granting an unassuming nature. Savoring the taste of a good slice of humble pie goes a long way in the midst of dusty surroundings filling the air as you walk away.
Jesus time-and-time again taught us to have faith in His example of His Omnipotence giving us the power to simply believe. He commands us to understand we can do greater works than He by trusting in His gift of Salvation where faith, hope and love becomes the inner and outer you. “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me, or else, believe because of the Works themselves.” John 14:11 Learning to “Let Go and Let God” is tough to do especially when outer desires of the heart get in the way. Only by practice, prayer and preaching can one establish a life in Christ to accomplish the Will of God. Your works will be greater than His by the accepting and living His Truth. Amen.
Dear Father, we pray to shake our dust off with humility to mimic Your Son. We pray for my children to find Christ’s Way to forgive and connect our hearts in love. I pray You relieve the pain I have in my side LORD but continue the burning sensation in the center of my heart to live only for You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
The Gentiles saved from hell’s reek- Acts 13:44-52
Paul and Barnabas gathered the whole city
To hear the Word of God so eternally pretty
The Jews became Jealous violent and giddy
As Paul and Barnabas spoke the nitty gritty
The Word of God was spoken first
Leaving them aching for God’s Eternal thirst
Rejected by you condemned to not know Eternal Life
We turn to the Gentiles to share God’s Light
The Gentiles celebrated God’s Redemption Plan
Glorifying the Word of God high above in hand
Spreading the Good News throughout the entire land
As the Jews incited women of prominence to expel Christ’s fans
They shook the dust from their feet
Rejoicing in the Holy Spirit‘s treat
Humility focused on Christ’s peek
The Gentiles saved from hell’s reek
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 5, 2012 @ 5:17 AM EST