Breaking Bread For 12.3.21

Scripture

They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.

Luke 4:32 

Reflection

God isn’t mediocre and doesn’t work in or accept mediocrity. His son was and is no exception. Jesus’ words had authority because God gave him that authority. Jesus wasn’t self-appointed, self-important or self-absorbed, like many before and after him. He wasn’t out there preaching and pimping trying to gain glory and recognition. He wasn’t trying to collect tithes and offerings so he could live a life of materialism and perceived wealth. Jesus came here to disrupt the status quo and show us who we truly are.

So why are we amazed by him, yet not committed to following his teachings, so that we might live our truth and be closer to God?

I think we like the idea of Jesus and being like him, and the idea of the life he proclaimed we could have, but we aren’t truly committed to the work that goes into the journey. We’re self-absorbed and entitled, and we want it handed to us. We want it simple and fast, like a microwave meal. Yet the only things that come to us that way are those things that aren’t good for us or to us. The best things take time to grow, mature, and ripen. We have to face and endure the trials, sit through the storms, allow our clay to be molded.

Our flesh is weak yet we lean on it with everything we have, restricting our spirit from doing what comes natural, which also leaves our souls vulnerable.

Jesus is the ultimate example; proof that this is not a spiritual experience that we are living as human beings, but rather a human experience we are living as spiritual beings. Our flesh tells us otherwise and when giving into the flesh we limit our potential, and much more.

Our next level of existence will be the return to our spiritual bodies, and shedding this human shell. To get the most from our human experience we must gain wisdom and knowledge from God, through studying the Bible and other texts, and from Jesus and other great servant leaders.

Are you ready for your next level of growth and change? Then pray on it, commit to it, and awaken your spirit and soul with an improved outlook. Have an amazing day. God bless you!

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing the world with Your son Yeshua. As Your reflection and way-shower, he is the shepherd and I am honored to be one of his sheep. Thank You Father for making sure the way to You is always illuminated and accessible. Thank You for always being available for a brief chat or lengthy conversation. Thank You for loving me like no other, and showing me how to love. I give You all of the glory, forever and always. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha 

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