13 March: Employment Opportunity!

Today’s chapter shows why it’s a good idea to see the job profile before you apply for the position!

READ MATTHEW 10  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Signing up - for the Unexpected!

Signing up – for the Unexpected!

I was young and naïve at nineteen, when I had my car accident. I wrote about it in my second book Mysterious? …expect the unexpected… After plunging more than 100 feet down a mountainside at dead of night, we crawled back to the top road where I said to the Lord, “Ok God, I’m in. Whatever it takes, I’ll follow You wherever You go.” Like most people today I guess, had I known back then where my life journey would take me, I may not have signed up for it!

Like being picked for a life that you never thought you’d lead, Jesus, in today’s chapter, had hand-picked twelve men for an employment opportunity before they knew what the job entailed! Knowing who could cope with what lay ahead, He instructed them with the immediate task. [v1-16] Then, linking to what the ancient prophet Micah foretold[a], Jesus told them that extreme scenarios lay ahead. [v21,22,36]

Yet Good News is always better than the bad. So, Jesus gave us good news by providing what Moses sang about, more than 15 centuries earlier: “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He divided all mankind and set up boundaries for the peoples… the Lord’s portion is His peopleHis allotted inheritance…”[b]

Read More… CLICK on “13 March – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with the One writing your story? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[c]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

Praise be to Your glorious Name forever, Lord! May the whole earth be filled with Your glory. [Psalm 72:19]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Pray for the people of Bosnia[d]
  • Your Country: The needs of the poor
  • Yourself: Spiritual Insight
  • Your concerns for today
Forget the former things and don’t dwell on the past. This is what God says, “See, I’m doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I’m making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” [Isaiah 43:18-19]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Father, please hear the supplications of Your servant and of Your people when they pray towards You. Hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, and when You hear, forgive. [2 Chronicles 6:21]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Lord, You’re able to establish me in accordance with Your “gospel” – the Good News  message proclaimed about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed so that all people everywhere might choose obedience that comes from faith. Because of this, to You Lord – the only wise God – be glory forever and ever!  [Romans 16:25,27]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[e] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Giving God’s Good News

Jesus said: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” [Mark 16:15]

[a] Micah 7:6

[b] Deuteronomy 32:8-9

[c] Matthew 6:5-15

[d] http://www.operationworld.org/country/bosn/owtext.html

[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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