Today's meditation is on Luke Chapter 8
As the women in Jesus in his day did, not only do I follow him, but I give of what I have to spread the Good News of the Gospel throughout the world. I provide financial support to those who take God's Word and sow it in the hearts of others.
They are like farmers sowing seed. Some falls on the road and is trampled under foot and eaten by the birds. Some falls in the gravel and sprouts, but soon withers because it has no roots. And some falls in with the weeds which strangle it. But some of the seed falls in rich earth and produces a bumper crop.
This is how the Kingdom of God operates. And these are also the tactics of the enemy. As soon as I hear the Word of God, the enemy comes to try to snatch it away before it has time to grow.
And if I hear the Word enthusiastically, but I don't have a deep understanding, when trouble comes, I will give up on it before it has a chance to develop in my heart.
If I hear the Word, but allow the cares of the world, worries about the future, financial concerns and having a good time, and don't make time for the Word, it is crowded out and nothing come of it.
So, I prepare my heart and my mind to receive God's Word so that the seed falls on good earth. I seize the Word and hold onto it no matter what, sticking with it until there’s a harvest.
I don't hide this Kingdom Knowledge, I don't keep the Good News a secret. I tell the world, bringing everything out into the open. Like a lamp on a stand, I shine the light of the Gospel so that others can find their way. I'm not a miser of what I have learned. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes.
Some will believe, but others will scoff and ridicule me for my beliefs. My family are those who hear and do God's Word. Obedience is thicker than blood.
I know that no matter what my circumstances may look like, I can trust God. The one who told the wind to be silent, and the waves to quiet down and they obeyed him, can calm the chaos of this world and create peace and stability in my life.
I will tell everyone everything that God has done in me. He has healed me--body, spirit and soul--and allowed me to live well and live blessed. God isn't making the decision to save me now anymore than he did the woman who touched the hem of Jesus' garment. Health had already been provided. And she received it by faith. Salvation has already been provided -- complete salvation. In him I died, and in him I have been raised to new life.
Until next time, be blessed and be a blessing.
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