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Misbehaving

  • Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" Jesus answered him, "You don't know what I am doing now, but you will understand later." Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet!" John 13:5'8 WEB.

    It had been over three years since Jesus had chosen them to be His disciples. The twelve of them had traveled together, ministered together, ate together, and saw miracle after miracle while following Jesus. Yet, the night that Jesus was betrayed, He poured water in a basin, took a towel, and washed the feet of His disciples. When He came to Peter, Peter said, "You will never wash my feet!"

    The Apostle Peter tended to correct Jesus when He broke out of his envisioned mold. In Matthew 16:22, Peter rebuked Jesus for saying that He would be crucified. In Mark 14:29, they disagreed, and Peter said, "If I have to die with You, I will not deny You!" Then, he denied knowing Jesus three times. In John 4:27, the disciples marveled when Jesus talked with the Samaritan woman. In Luke 8:25, they marveled, saying, "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!"

    See, Peter meant well, but sometimes it was his flesh speaking and not the Holy Spirit. The disciples knew Jesus very well, yet they were always surprised by His actions. Because Jesus didn't always act as they thought He should. They kept trying to build a mental box to fit the Lord in, but He always appeared outside of it. Making God behave was a constant problem for the religious Pharisees and Scribes as well. They seemed to have irreconcilable differences.

    Paul wrote this in 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21, "Don't quench the Spirit. Don't despise prophecies. Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good." Now, I have attended churches that lived the exact opposite of that verse. We try to limit what He can do and place God Almighty inside a neat little box to make Him behave as we want. We tell Him what to do as if He was our pet. All that will bring is frustration when He doesn't obey you. We are made in the likeness of God, in His image. Yet, we sometimes behave as if we made Him in ours.

    Leave room for God to be God in your life. Don't try to tell Him how to fix things. No one walked on water until someone did (Matthew 14:29). Donkeys didn't talk to people until one did (Numbers 22:28). To think that, "My Lord would never do that!" limits God to the size of your own mind. To believe that God has to be like you is the ultimate form of pride. God is full of surprises, and the Bible is full of Him surprising people just like us. So don't limit the God of the universe to your experience.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please keep me aware of Your Awesomeness. You are the Almighty, incredibly awesome God. The Creator of heaven and earth. The Maker of humanity. Let me never forget this. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Happy Sunday! All are invited to join us this morning for our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

November 26, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!

November 26, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

November 26, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

November 26, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

November 26, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️

November 26, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, Let me never forget the cross. Your indescribable, unfathomable gift. Thank you.

November 26, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord, Amen 

November 26, 2023
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Your teachings are always so moving, thank you, Pastor. Thank you for the reminder of how awesome God is, beyond anything our minds can imagine. 

November 26, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

You are awesome and almight Father! Amen.

November 26, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Your AN AWESOME FATHER! Lord.

 

November 26, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Sunday 

November 26, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. You are my awesome God. King of Kinns and Lord of all. 

November 26, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen, Pastor!!! Our Lord and God is an awesome God, the creator of all things, and yet HE humbled Himself again and again and suffered and died for His creatures so that they, all of us, might be forgiven and live with Him forever, and as HE humbled Himself and washed the feet of His apostels, the 12 chosen ones to follow Him, HE washed us with His precious blood, thank you Lord, I love you from the bottom of my heart!!! (L)

November 26, 2023
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

November 26, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

November 27, 2023