Category Archives: Compassion

Worth It

Mark 2:4 “But when they realized that they couldn’t even get near him because of the crowd, they went up on top of the house and tore away the roof above Jesus’ head. And when they had broken through, they lowered the paralyzed man on a stretcher right down in front of him!” (TPT)

Compassion. Faith. Action. Persistence. Creativity. Cooperation. Our seventh lesson from Mark 2:1-12 is Sacrifice. Jesus was living in a rented apartment because we have no record of Jesus building a house or owning property. Read the rest of this entry

Together

1 Cor.3:8 “The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.”

Compassion. Faith. Action. Persistence. Creativity. Our sixth lesson from Mark 2:1-12 is Cooperation. The four friends of the paralyzed man worked together. Luke 5:19 “…they went up on the roof and lowered the man on his mat through the ceiling into the middle of the crowd.” (NCV, emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry

The Benefits

1 Cor.6:19 “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.”

We will kick-off today’s devotional with our final thought from yesterday which is, you do not belong to yourself, and you need to understand that your body does not belong to you. Caring for your body, God’s temple, is a discipleship issue. Read the rest of this entry

Lead-A-Sheep

John 21:9 “When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.”

What do you say to boys that you left, and you expected them to be waiting for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and going for missions, but they have gone back to fishing? You saw them for the first time and you are making breakfast. ‘Boys, come and eat breakfast.’ Read the rest of this entry

Boundless

John.4:6-7 “Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.”

What are the things in your life that perhaps you are ashamed of? For the Samaritan woman, it was perhaps having five husbands. The Rabbis had declared three husbands to be the limit for women. Interestingly, men had no limit to how many wives they could marry. Read the rest of this entry

One & Only

Ez. 34:11-12 “For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day.

 

Yesterday, I said that it is how Jesus treats His sheep that made me determine that ONLY Jesus will be my Shepherd. The question is, how does Jesus treat His sheep? When I am hurt, how does Jesus respond? Like sheep, you and I are going to get hurt in this world. Read the rest of this entry

Set Time!

Rev. 10:6 “He swore an oath in the name of the one who lives forever and ever, who created the heavens and everything in them, the earth and everything in it, and the sea and everything in it. He said, “There will be no more delay”

Isa.61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me…” (emphasis added). The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon you [say Amen]. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord; sovereign means  God does not need permission from anyone to promote you and no one can query Him. Read the rest of this entry

Heart Revealed

Jer.29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

We are in the season of New-Streams and the rivers of God are flowing already. I want to encourage you to stay focused on God alone, dive in and God will meet with you in Jesus Name. Read the rest of this entry

Compassionately Yours

Psalm 13:5 (NKJV) “But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.”

There is no confusion in the Word of God, Jesus stood at the tomb of Lazarus and the Bible says, “Jesus wept”. Jesus was moved with compassion and He cried before He let out that famous phrase, Read the rest of this entry

Heart

Luke 6:36 “You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”

Today, we continue to examine the scenarios where Jesus did not heal all and learn from them. Read the rest of this entry