Matthew – Fulfilled.

There was a time in our lives when we had to make a choice of obeying God’s will and leave precious family members behind to travel to the ministry God prepared for us. This was the most challenging time in my life as a mom and daugther, but obedience, saying yes to God, trumped loyaty to those who could take care of themselves. I was taught to care for family and I was also taught to obey God. When the two collide, the choice to say yes to God was right, but it wasn’t easy. Jesus said it wouldn’t be easy but it would be worth it all…and He was right. He is always right.

Jesus’ mom and brothers want His attention, but God told Him to seek and to save the lost. Mary, I thought you knew…did you forget?

Matthew 12 brothers

Matthew 12, The Message
Obedience Is Thicker than Blood
46-47 While he was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers showed up. They were outside trying to get a message to him. Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and brothers are out here, wanting to speak with you.”

48-50 Jesus didn’t respond directly, but said, “Who do you think my mother and brothers are?” He then stretched out his hand toward his disciples. “Look closely. These are my mother and brothers. Obedience is thicker than blood. The person who obeys my heavenly Father’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

Dear Heavenly Father, My only desire is to be all you want me to be. Thank you for teaching us, being our strength in hard times and the courage to say yes to You. Always.
In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
This entry was posted in Blessings, Christian Living, Christian Perspective, Embrace, Encouragement, Faith, Grace, heaven, Holy Spirit, Hope, hospitality, hugs, insight, Jesus, joy, Listen, Love, marriage, ministry, Praise, Prayer, Salvation, Searching, Teaching, Thanksgiving, Training, Transformation, trust in God, Truth, Uncategorized, Unconditional love, waiting on God, wisdom and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s