The ‘Triumphal Entry’ became a turning point, from prophet to prisoner, from messiah to martyr, from saviour to sacrifice.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God
“I will most gladly spend and be spent for you” (II Cor 12:15) Natural love expects some return, but Paul says ‘I do not care if you love me or not– Jesus was rich but for your sakes he became poor’. The real test is not preaching the gospel but washing another’s feet. We serveContinue reading “Lenten Reflection Day 9 with wisdom from Oswald Chambers’ classic daily devotional “My Utmost for His Highest”, 1935.”
“they will never forget how you made them feel”
Beware of an ‘abandonment’ that has
The spirit of capitalism in it, like:
‘I will give myself to God in exchange
to get: Freedom from sin, Holiness or
The baptism of the Spirit’— To be
Displayed in God’s showroom and say:
‘Look at what God did for Me’
A natural heart will serve, but only a repentant heart, broken by Christ, a renewed heart, baptized by the Spirit, and a responsive heart crumpled by God’s purpose becomes a sacrament of it’s message.
Have we offered our lives as a sacrament to become broken bread and poured out wine for God’s kingdom work?
She looked on the bright side and said, “Well, you can always put on your checkered pyjama pants and that old sweater. At least then you can go around town getting discounts.”
Now, that’s wisdom.