Thought for today
“And when Jesus came into the official’s house and saw the flute-players, and the crowd in noisy disorder, He began to say, ‘depart, for the girl has not died but is asleep.’ And they began laughing at Him.” (Matthew 9:23-24) When Jesus arrives at the ruler’s house he found people weeping and wailing. Rich families would hire professional mourners, (flute-players) to grieve for their dead loved one. When Jesus told them the girl was sleeping in verse 24, “they laughed Him to scorn”. But Jesus gets the last laugh. He kicks out the mourners and raises the dead. If you want God’s blessings, or even a miracle, first get rid of the mourners, even if the mourner is you. Stop belly-aching about everything in your life that you do not like. Jesus doesn’t like to work in an atmosphere of negativity, He will move on. Yet, Jesus moves in when the mourners move out.
Lord, thank You for yet another day in which I can glorify You in my life. Thank You for loving me to death and back to life. Forgive me for the times I moan and groan and belly-ache because I am not happy with the way things are going in my life, especially when in fact, it is not my life, it is Yours. When I gave my heart over to Jesus, I gave up my life for Him to take over, and to do His will with it. Still, I am not happy at times. Help me today, to quit the grumbling and allow Jesus to do all He wants to do in and through me, and it is in His name I pray, amen.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)