John 12:26 - The Blessings in Following and Serving Jesus.
John 12:26 (NIV) Whoever serves me must
follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.
My Father will honor the one who serves me.
The halibut, please. I folded the
menu shut and smiled at the server. My husband
and I sat at a small table at an outdoor caf
in Mexico. Im sorry, were out of
halibut tonight. The waiter glanced downward
before handing the menu back to me.
I blocked its return. Thats okay.
Ill have the crab instead.
We just served our last one,
Okay the tilapia?
No more today. Sorry.
Whats left? At this point, the
situation seemed laughable.
He bowed his shoulders and shook his
head, as if at a loss for words. I have an
idea. Im in a rut, always wanting the same
things. Ask the chef to surprise me. Im sure
Ill like whatever he comes up with.
Straightening, he raced back to the kitchen. When my dinner
arrived, it was a feast, better than anything I could
have imagined. I left more than satisfied,
knowing Id been blessed.
Jesus often surprises me, turning my
focus in a direction quite different from the one
Id planned. As I follow Him, He seasons my
dreams and goals, switching them up to meet His
standards. And when I serve others according to His
will, even with unfamiliar tasks, I feel
fulfilled, nourished from the inside out. Im free to
be what He wants me to be and my faith
increases as I obey.
Jesus knows whats best for me. Hes
never disappointed me and never will. I only need
to trust in whatever He cooks up for me! by
Faith Step: Be brave and follow a new
recipe, adding spices you wouldnt usually choose.
As you sit to enjoy your meal, ask Jesus to
lead you to exciting new opportunities to serve
Him. [Mornings With Jesus 2020 Devotional by
Guideposts and Zondervan]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
Matthew 25:14-30 - The Parable Of The
John 8:12 - The Second I AM; Jesus the Light
of the World!:
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
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Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: