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Enjoy Him!

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549803_10200383901102117_542103847_nWhen you come to Jesus to sit at His feet and receive from His presence, He is pleased. He does not have a list of demands. He wants you to enjoy His presence. When Jesus came to Mary and Martha’s house in Bethany, Martha became pre-occupied with serving so much that she forgot about enjoying Jesus.

However, Mary sat at Jesus’s feet and received from Him. Martha became overburdened with serving and became frustrated at Mary who was resting at the Lord’s feet. Martha  asked Jesus to rebuke her sister. Jesus did not. He said “Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

When we receive from Jesus first, we will then actually be able to serve Him best. As Jesus approached the time of His death, He needed someone to anoint His body for burial. It was Mary, the who had sat at…

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With Eyes Shut Tight (John 1:18)

THE RIVER WALK

Read:  Genesis 36:1-43, 1 Chronicles 1:35-2:2

No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us. (John 1:18)

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Relate: I was probably about twelve years old or so when this particular game of hide and seek. Their family was great friends with our family and I would have been the rabble-rouser between the two tribes of kids. One of their youngest (at the time, more to come) ran into the other room when I started counting. Once there he squatted down like he was pooping, put his fists straight out to his sides, and closed his eyes as tightly as he could. I walked into the room and nearly fell to the floor laughing, this kid of about 3 or 4 was just too cute. Apparently he believed that as long as he couldn’t see…

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The Way To The Father

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I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 (NCV)
Jesus did not merely show the way to God; He said, “I am the way.” He did not claim to merely know the truth, “He said I am the truth.” He did not merely point to the abundant life; He said, “I am the life.” Therefore, within Christianity if there is no Christ, there is no way to God, no truth about God, and no vitality.
How could Jesus make such claims? If He was only a man, His claims are preposterous. But if He is who He said He is, and if He did what He said He came to do, His claims make sense. Jesus claimed to be God and to have come to earth to die for our own sin. We deserve to die for our own sin, but Jesus died in our place. He who was sinless accepted the guilt of our sin and died for us. No one else could do that, but He could and He did. Thus He literally became the door by which sinful men and women can approach the Father.
James Boice

“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” Psalm 118:22 (NASB)

The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 27

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“Whoever does the will of My Father in heaven, that person is My brother and sister and mother.”
Matthew 12:50 (HCSB)

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