Meditation

05/06/2022

I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.” (Matthew 11:25-27)

The prayer is a revelation of how God manifests Himself by making it difficult for those who see themselves as wise to understand but making it clear and simple for those who are open to and subject to learning from Him. Jesus was a walking parable of this truth. He came to reveal God as a simple Carpenter, born in humble surroundings. His simple background made it difficult for he established leaders to understand or accept. He was God’s only Son, our clearest revelation of the Father. Father and Son reveal each other. To know Christ is to see and know the Father, who reveals Him in the fame manner, Christ the Son has the key to knowing God the Father and is the manifestation which reveals all about God any human needs to know.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, today we recognize the simplicity of God’s plan to communicate with Jesus and He with Him. God’s plan was to let the little children of Israel, the adults who had little or no formal education whatsoever, through Jesus’ teachings, healings, and preaching. It worked, because those who were well educated in Scripture, could not seem to understand what John the Baptist’s message was, much less Jesus’. Scripture today is now open to anyone who desires to read it, but they sit on coffee tables, instead of being opened and read; Bible studies are held and no one brings a Bible to the study! Time grows shorter, Abba, and the people of this generation do not seem to be interested. Help us Abba, to reach out to our own families, our friends, those we work with and even those we don’t know yet, to help them to understand the importance of reading and understanding Your Word, so that they will be prepared when Jesus returns to this earth. Today we continue to pray for those who are suffering in body, mind, and/or spirit, with friends, family, for those we don’t know, especially the people in Ukraine, as they are fighting for their very lives and way of life. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

God’s gifts beloved are never loans, they are deposits!”

KNOWING GOD:

Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray. When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land.” (Mark 6:45-47)

Until after the resurrection, even the disciples did not fully grasp the meaning of Jesus’ miraculous powers. Jesus was intending to just walk by them as they were straining with the oars, but the wind was against them and they noticed Him walking towards them, though they still hadn’t recognized Him yet.

I AM:

At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, ‘I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” (Luke 4:42-43)

No one could find Jesus, as they were searching form Him everywhere. Finally, they find Him and try to keep Him there longer, but Jesus’ response was simple, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to other villages, towns, and cities.” He also left a very good example for the people and also for us; when they found Jesus He was praying. If Jesus felt it necessary to pray, then it most certainly ought to be necessary for us in our own daily lives.

2ND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by Himself.” (John 6:15)

Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king, by force, withdraws again to a place away from the others to pray. The Greek text emphasized solitariness by the use of the phrase, He “withdrew by Himself alone.” Jesus wanted fellowship with His Father now more than ever, more so than with people seeking purposes opposed to the Father’s will. How about you, do you go somewhere in your home or maybe in an isolate park, and out in the countryside, to pray to God and seek His will for you in situations or do you just “hope for the best?” I would recommend the first option, to seek God’s will, before you get knee deep in trouble.

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