Day Seventy-Five

Luke 22:7-13

In these verses we find something similar to what we found on day 73. Jesus told them what to look for—and what to do with the findings. Clear instructions. AGAIN. Over and over He does the same with us.

Okay, let’s get on with today. If there was a lesson written for me, I suppose today would be it. With the very first question Beth poses, she hits me in the head. “What task has Christ called you to lately, even though you’re not crazy about doing it?” My answer? Speaking to a group. Why? Nerves.

Well, before you say it I will for you! “If Christ can calm a hurricane slamed sea, can He not calm the nerves on one 46 1/2 year old girl from Florida?” Answer, Yes He can!

AND as I faithfully follow His directive—obedient heart beating in my chest—He calms the sea of my mind. And my faith explodes!

Ephesians 2:10 NIV “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

God has a purpose and plan for each of our lives! He had one planned from the beginning! The circumstances that happen in our day-to-day is preparation for what He has planned. Peter and John were chosen to perform certain tasks—for a reason. God had a plan. He knew in advance the pen and ink would flow from their hands onto the parchment…He knew they would share the LIFE of the Redeeming Lamb!

I like what Beth said in the 4th paragraph, “While every part of the meal was highly symbolic, it had no meaning at all without the lamb. The most important preparation Peter and John made was the procuring and preparing of the Passover lamb…..They may not have grasped the significance of it at the time, but eventually they “got it.”

Do you “get it?” Do you know that the day-to-day is part of His divine plan for you and me? The problems and trials we face today—are working in us a greater —stronger faith for days to come? His word says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV (emphasis mine)

I love how He speaks to our hearts! Beth shared at the end, “Christ’s ultimate goal in any work He assigns to us is to reveal Himself, either through us or to us…..Beloved, the tasks God gives you are never trivial.” AMEN!

As we close today, I want you to get into a posture of worship. Michael W. Smith has a song that has such an anointing all over it! Every time I hear it or sing it–I feel the power in those words!
Agnus Dei—Latin for “Lamb of God”….hear it and worship Him. The LAMB OF GOD!

Keeping the Faith,

Angie

Lamb picture obtained from hedweb.com


4 responses to “Day Seventy-Five

  • Regina

    Once again ~ just what I needed. Yes He is worthy. Worthy of my obedience and trust. I don't understand why things had to turn out this way, but they have. It's not the way I would have written the story, but I know that this is Plan A (His Plan) and there is no Plan B. My circumstances have not caught Him by surprise. He knows where it will all lead. And I only need to obey and follow with a child like trust and know that He will be with me always.

    Love you ladies, have a wonderful weekend.

  • Gail W.

    This passage contains one of the most comforting verses I know. Jesus has just told “the boys” to go into town and tell a stranger they need to use his place for the night. I don't know about you, but it seems like Jesus is always telling me to do things that don't make a whole lot of sense in the natural. That just seems to be His way.
    So with their marching orders clear, the disciples move out. Then comes the verse I love:

    “They left and found things JUST AS JESUS HAD TOLD THEM.”

    Over and over again, I have found things just as Jesus had told me! Regina, I don't know the trial you are in, but I know the One who is FOR YOU. So take heart! We love you and are storming the gates of heaven on your behalf. Have a peaceful weekend:)

  • Denise

    Holy Holy Lord God Almighty! Worthy is the Lamb………. You are Holy ,,,,,,,

    How my heart sings and my spirit jumps within my body…….. I want to escape this world and sit at HIS feet……. I want to stop the search for perfection and just rest….. I have a purpose…… and it is to worship HIM ………

    and in that worship others will see something other than me………

  • Denise

    This really touched my heart dear Angie. Worthy is the Lamb, forever.

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