Running Ahead of My Lord

“Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”  John 5:19

Peter, Jesus’ disciple had the habit of responding impulsively, acting impetuously by saying and doing something before He thought it through.  I can entirely relate, and as a result my spirit remains black and blue. The knee jerk, shooting from the hip reaction seldom results in hitting the mark, and more times than not, I end up shooting myself in the foot. (Mark 8:31-33)

I am what you would call “Tuesday’s” spiritual child; my knees are bruised and battered by my many failures and falls. Like, Martha, I find running ahead of my Lord puts me in the most precarious situations where I no longer see where my master is going. I spend my time spinning around anticipating what I think He would want me to do, wearing myself out by useless works of my own. (Luke 10: 38-41, John 15:5)

Jesus modeled the importance of prayer as He went about healing the sick, delivering the oppress and preaching the good news .  If Jesus started His day in prayer, while consulting God throughout the day; what makes me think I could accomplish God’s purpose in any other way?
(Mark 1:35, John 5: 19, Luke 5:16 & 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18)

“In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning I will order my prayer to You, and eagerly watch.” Psalm 5:3

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About Doula Faith

I am first and foremost a child of God, "born again" into the Kingdom of God through faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has called me to be an "Encourager" of faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. I have learned through some painful trials of His unconditional love. The apple of my eye, is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Living Word.
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