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Intervention

  • He came into a house. The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, 'He is insane.' The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, 'He has Beelzebul' Mark 3:19 WEB

    When I first gave my heart to Jesus, I lost every friend that I had, but quickly gained new ones in my church family. I was born an American heathen, and at the mention of Jesus, the friends that I had scattered like cockroaches when you turn on a light. Have you ever shared your faith with someone who thought that you had lost your mind and had them ask, "What has happened to you?" I used to do it all the time.

    It is comforting to know that when Jesus was on earth, at one point His own family thought that He was 'Out of His mind.' They staged an intervention and tried to seize Him. His family and friends thought that He was insane: 'For not even his brothers believed in Him' (John 7:5). To make matters even worse, the highly respected religious leaders from Jerusalem thought that Jesus was possessed by a demon, beelzebub.

    No one that previously knew Jesus seemed to understand His calling. When Jesus visited His hometown of Nazareth, they were offended at Him and said: 'Isn't this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?' They were offended at him. Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house' (Mark 6:3).

    When you get turned onto God and the little fire within you becomes a flame, the world will quickly turn its back on you. You may find that your enemies are even those of your own household (Matthew 10:36). Expect it. This simply means that you are on the right path. The things that you give up for the sake of Christ will be returned with better.

    When you share your faith, be patient and speak in love. Being radically saved seemed to come to naturally to me, but subtlety was something that He had to teach me over the years. I used to feel that I knew a lot about God and I had to share it with others, but the older I get, the less I seem to know, and the less I find myself speaking. Now I usually wait for God to provide the opportunity, and the words. A word spoken in due season, how good it is! (Proverbs 15:23).

    It is important to note that Jesus did not pursue His family, or those who disagreed with Him, and try to convince them or win them over. He simply moved on to others who would listen. He gave His disciples the 'Shake it off' rule (Mark 6:11). When they will not receive your message, shake it off, and go to the next town. We would be very wise to follow His example.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please strengthen me and give me a fresh boldness for You. Give me tact and help me recognize the right time to share with others. Put a guard over my mouth and give me the right words to speak. I thank You so much for all that You have done for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Proverbs 8:30-31 "Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind." ~ Our next fun theme will be 'Summer Delights' and is wide open for creative interpretation so get creative and show us what delights you throughout the summer months! We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect some of the reclaimed beauty of the Concow area since the 'camp fire's' destruction as well as a few summer favorites that make me smile. We are delighted in the signs of restoration and regrowth, grateful and rejoicing always in the knowing of 'HIS' presence through it all. Have a blessed and delightful week y'all, rejoicing always in 'His' presence! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I ask this of You daily, give me Words and a right time. My faith is in You.

Jul 28
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Amen

Jul 28
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for loving us.We love and worship.You are awesome.Amen 

Jul 28
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Deborah Tibbetts
Deborah Tibbetts

What an appropriate message for today! I too experience this with whomever I speak with. It's such a part of me that if you have a conversation with me, He's there. Unfortunately, most (including family) cringe when that happens. Needless to say, I don't have many friends.

Thank you so much for your daily devotional.

Jul 28
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 28
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for my salvation and for allowing your son Jesus Christ to be offered up in my place thank you with all my heart ❤️

Jul 28
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

Love this verse lol ♡ 

 

If we are "out of our mind," as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.

2 Cor 5.13

Jul 28
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes jesus  walk with me  in jesus name amen 

Jul 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen, I agree and believe and claim Bro Todd 's prayer today as my own. In Jesus Name I pray. 

Jul 28
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jul 28
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know that it's a long road but I humbly ask You to help me use the right word when I encounter others, give me the wisdom and boldness I need to share Your love with those that doesn't know You. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You for my salvation Lord. 

Pastor, excellent message. God bless you and Sylvia always. 

Jul 28
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

Jul 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

You are my hope dearest God. Sustain us always. Praise God Praise Jesus 

Jul 28
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jul 28
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Jul 28
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jul 28
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!

Jul 29
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 29