Dailies~ 2019

Dailies ~ In His Word
October 2019
Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ So, the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.” Mathew 20:14-16
To do His will.
We are chosen to do the will of the Lord in our lives, you and me both.  Long ago, I was called to speak and to preach and to teach to all people from all nations and all walks of life, including all ages.  It’s pretty broad but more recent years God has shown me the calling to write being a means to grasp or grab ahold of; that original directive.
In all of this we are also called to love one another just as Christ loves us. This means we love one another with compassion and forgiveness in the forefront. I know, sometimes that seems difficult because we either feel like other people will not accept our love for them or we do not know how to love others because we do not feel loved ourselves.
Something I learned from watching Jesus in the Word; love them with all you’ve got and it will be enough. One day while sharing wisdom with a whole pile of people, Jesus had compassion on them or sitting there listening all day and not having eaten. He fed them with a few fish and some bread because it’s what they had to share. Now the Father increased that bread once Jesus lifted it up to Him and the people were physically fed fish and bread to the full! We can do this with love, we can lift up our small amount of understanding, compassion, encouragement, or even a few fish; to God for the increase.
 But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?  When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?”
They said to Him, “Twelve.”
“Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of fragments did you take up?”
And they said, “Seven.”
 So, He said to them, “How is it you do not understand?”
Mark 8: 17-21

The fish in that story are not just meant for us to see that it’s okay to eat bread and fish, but that we are to take the little and make it a mighty amount with the guidance and love of God. What seems impossible for you to do God can multiply the ability, the food, the finances, the love and even the energy to get it done!
The thing is that just as Jesus and the disciples were chosen and called to do the will of the Father, in feeding the sheep, the people, the many and the more… so are we called and chosen to do His good works to bring others into the kingdom of God. Think on these things today, consider what small thing you can do that God can multiply to the multitudes. Add a little dash of faith in God to get it done and there is nothing to stop you!
Heavenly Father, help us to do what you have called us to do; show us the little that we may turn it into many with Your blessing upon it and us. Show us the call to fulfill the need, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Teresa M. Wilson