“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me,
and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me,
when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
– Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV
Do they not err that devise evil?
but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
– Proverbs 14:22 KJV
Originally posted 5.25.16
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. – Luke 22:44 KJV
I’m a little behind on blogging, but to still be doing it at all is progress. My mind is so distracted with other things and other people. As I was giving God my time first this morning, Luke 22:44 grasped my heart. I remembered the word agony in this verse being pointed out in a bible study once. I had read it before but for some reason I had allowed myself to forget that Jesus did not suffer (allow) His pain heroically like we like to preach and teach. It was heroic to do what He was doing, but the whole purpose of it was to suffer “as we do”… to show us He is not “above” feeling pain like we…
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“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault,
ye which are spiritual,
restore such an one in the spirit of meekness;
lest thou also be tempted.
– Galatians 6:1 KJV
Why worry about the king’s meat
when my King has
prepared His table before me
in the presence of my enemies?
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
that ye may be blameless and harmless,
the sons of God,
in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
holding forth the word of life;
that I may rejoice in the day of Christ,
that I have not run in vain,
neither laboured in vain.”
– Philippians 2:14-16 AKJV