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August 30, 2013

Father’s Business

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Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that all of you sought me? know all of you not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Jesus told us to follow Him. That means to follow His example of being about the Father,s business. Our question is what is our Father God’s business. Jesus showed us the Father,s business is about love, healing and forgiveness. We are to love all of God’s creation. We are to heal rather than cause harm and we are to forgive. We all fall far short of those three virtues. When we have a critical thought or say a harsh or critical word we are not acting I love and we are causing harm. When we refuse to give up a hurt we are not forgiving. We seem to enjoy evaluating others. This is the same as judging. We judge by our standards rather than God’s love. Jesus once said whoever is without sin cast the first stone. They all put down their stones and turned away. We must out down our criticism and judgemental thoughts and words and get on being about our Father’s business; love, heal and forgive.

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June 9, 2013

Use Me

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Luke 2:49. But he replied, “Why were you looking for me? Didnt you know that I must be in my Fathers house?”

Jesus wanted to be in His Father’s house to be about His Father’s business. He was not there to be entertained but to share scripture. We should not go to church merely for what we can get. We go for what we can do. Do we say, “What can I do?” or do we say, ” find someone else?”. Paul said, “Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?” Too many of us think–entertain me, make the music and the sermon please me, say what I want to hear. If we would prove that we are the legitimate children of God, we must find out the best way of carrying out God’s wishes. It’s not about me, me, me but God and God alone. Our question is are we about our Father’s business are we trying to use Him about our business? Let us join Isaiah and say, “Use me,”

March 21, 2011

Father’s Business

Luke 2:49  And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

The first recorded words we have from Jesus when He walked this earth are, “I must be about my Father’s business.”  Notice He did not say, “I should be about my Father’s business, or I ought to be about my Father’s business.”  He used the word “must.”  If we are really disciples of Jesus then we too must use the word “must.”  So often we have excuses not to be about our Father’s business: too tired, o much to do, not my thing to do, someone else’s job, etc.  The list can go on and on.  During Lent we must face the question “Are we about our Father’s business?”  This is the entire reason God leaves us to walk this earth after we accept His Son Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  If He did not want us to be about His business, He would take us home with Him when we are adopted into His household.  What is His business?  It is to bring about the kingdom of heaven on this earth.  Jesus represents the kingdom of heaven.  Part of the kingdom of heaven is within us when we ask Jesus in.  What are we doing to spread the kingdom of heaven to those who are walking this earth?

October 18, 2010

Business

 

Gal 5:7 You were running a good race.   Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?

 

It was a very busy week.  There were many demands on my time.  So many of us live that way.  Sometimes we have so many demands from so very many different sources we might feel we are running “to and fro.”  It is so important for a Christian to stay focused.  We can’t answer every call on our time.  We must learn to pray over our calendar schedule and stay focused on what God wants to do through us.  So often, the first thing people give up when they are busy is the prayer time.  By prayer time I mean the time we give God equal time to speak to us as we spend speaking to Him.  We can learn from John Wesley, the founder of the United Methodist church.  The busier his day was going to be, the earlier he got up to have more time in prayer.  He knew his source was God.  I know apart from God I can do no good thing.  If He is not working through me, I am wasting my time in the light of eternity.  Let’s stay in His Word, the Bible and stay in communion with God.  Let’s use our energy for things that count in eternity.  That doesn’t mean we don’t do dishes, clean houses or any other of life’s necessary chores.  It means we keep balance, spiritual and physical balance.  There is a scripture that says, “Whatever you do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord.”  We can’t just put His name on what we do or say.  We must be about letting Him do through and in us.

 

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