Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday 7-29-09

Mark 12 & 14

I must be really dense but fortunately through my weakness the strength of God’s word can prevail! It’s been beautiful to see how God has been teaching me each day for the past several days about believing what he has said is 100% true, and acting in faith where he leads.

Mark 12:42-44 “And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.”

The story we know as “The Widows Mite” and act of unreserved sacrificial giving of money to God. The widow believing her needs would be met gave all she had monetarily for the kingdom of God.

Mark 14:3-6 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.”

The woman anointed Jesus believing that he was worthy of that vial of perfume that would have taken a common man at least a years worthy of wages to purchase.

Mark 14:36 “And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.”

Jesus believed that God the Father could have “take(n) away this cup from” him, because as he stated “all things are possible with thee.” However he also believed that God the Fathers will was the best possible thing for him and he willingly accepted it.


Father I ask the same thing that the man in Mark 9 did… I believe, but help my unbelief… help me Lord to obey you wherever you guide me… make me teachable to all that have for me to learn… please Father help me to love you with all of heart, soul, and mind….