By: Jessica Huber
4Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.”
I’m thankful for having a God who is understanding of the hardships within a human life. I am thankful for the hope and comfort that comes from knowing that.
The scriptures say that Jesus did not do many miracles within his home town, because of the lack of Faith. This verse can be encouraging for a follower who is on Fire for God, but finds it difficult to reach loved ones.
Do you have a loved one in your heart and on your mind today? Maybe your heart aches because you know their best is yet to come. You know The Hands that are ready to hold, you know the Love that waits to cradle. You know the ONE who cherishes them. You want nothing more for them, than to accept all of this with open arms.
It is a blessing to wake up everyday with the desire to share God and His Word! Although at times it can be sad and discouraging, when the people in your own home or in your family do not take it Seriously. It affects us deeply because we know that it is serious, life or death serious.
These are the questions I’v personally asked within prayer, Am I doing something wrong? Have I not shown Who You are within the actions of my own life? Have I not loved enough? Have I not spoken up at the right times? Have I spoken too much? Why aren’t they getting it? Why don’t they have that burning desire to know You Lord? How can anyone not want this?????
Here is where His loving Counsel comes in.
The Words that Jesus spoke in Mark 6:4. show us that he understands our struggle because it was first his to deal with. With that thought in mind remember that it is STILL His. Yes, It hurts when we see so many lost and living in despair, but we must remember He created us to be disciples, we are to share the good news, but ultimately we can not control who receives.
What an understanding God we have!
So just as he is understanding to our struggle right now, we have the comfort in knowing that he has an ultimate love and understanding for the lost. He has a backstage view of their hurt, their pain, the temptations they face day in and day out. With that being said he knows exactly what they need and He knows how to prepare the soil of their heart.
It will Always be the hope that our loved ones will be safe within the arms of our Savior. We hope and pray that they will taste and see that He is good but we must remember that there is a process. Although we feel the urging of time getting shorter and shorter, we know that God can do amazing things within a short amount of time. Hello the entire universe and everything in existence came about in 6 days and he still had time to rest and reflect on how awesome it was.
Don’t Limit God!
In Luke 8, Jesus used a wonderful example of seeds being sown. The growing conditions played a major role. When the seeds were tossed, Some fell on rocky ground, some were choked out by weeds, some were eaten up by birds and trampled by foot. But others fell on fertile soil.
The soil needs to be ready. We must remember Who Softens that soil, Who penetrates the roughness, Who nourishes with the Living Water.
And We TRUST that His timing is on an entirely different level than our own.
TRUST That It is HIS Power that will touch the Hearts of our loved ones.
Trust Him to Cultivate!
Continue to Love ..Even when it is difficult!
Speak when prompted!
Be still when He says to be still!
He Doesn’t Give up.. so we shouldn’t give up, continue to share that Knowledge that leaves hearts wanting to know more!
Don’t get ahead of yourself and don’t get ahead of Him!
Keep Sowing and Let God do the Growing!
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.