Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Unnamed Woman..

"One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” Luke 7:36-39 ESV

Many of us are like this woman from the city; packed with sin and immorality. We walk around being judged and talked about by others. Not knowingly that those too that judge, are in our same shoes - only because you sin differently than someone does not make you better than that person... A sin is a sin, is a sin is a sin - This sinful woman came to Christ, with a heart full of love and cleansed His feet and than anointed him with perfume. The courage this woman must of had, the love, the faith; she must of had when she entered into the Pharisee's house. They knew her sinful life, everyone did, but yet she decided to enter the house anyway.
And how did Jesus react to this??
He didn't kick his feet away and commanded her to leave... What did He do?.. He sat there and allowed her to finish cleansing his feet and anointing him with the ointment. He knew the love she had in her heart for Him. Not only did she demonstrate it by cleansing and anointing him but also by not denying him and entering a house she knew she would be condemned in. You see, some of us are scared or have second thoughts about seeking God because of this, our past, things we've done. But look at how great and marvelous our Lord is... How merciful and gracious He is. After this unnamed woman finished demonstrating her love, he said to her "Your sins are forgiven."

Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” .... And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (Luke 7:47-48, 50 ESV)

I don't know about you but these verses bring joy to my heart, to know that everything that we have done, every incriminating act that we have done is forgiven when we hole heartily seek The Lord. When we go to Him with honest hearts, with hearts focused on God and God alone. When we go to Him, humbled, not caring about peoples opinion's about us and ask for forgiveness. Although this woman did not speak, her actions spoke and demonstrated what was in her heart. And if Jesus, awesome King of Kings and Lord of Lords, was able to forgive this immoral woman and transform her life by just saying "your sins are forgiven" imagine the transformation He can do for us in our lives..

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Spontaneous Song, You Make Me Happy

New Blogger Alert!!!!!

My dear friend and brother in Christ has created his 1st blog! :D I am so excited for him and for the journey that this will take him in. It is rare to find youth, especially MALE youth, in this generation that are truly passionate about Christ and about the gospel, and I’m happy to say that my brother Samuel is one of these “rare” breeds. So if you are looking for a inspirational, thought provoking, educational blog than look no further! is what you’ve been looking for! ;)
Go ahead.. Look it up.. I dare you :) …be uplifted with a blog that focuses on this generation and what it is that we need to do to.. Our purpose.. Of spreading the gospel and the love of Christ and growing in the process.
I give you thanks Lord, for I know this blog will be a blessing to all those who read it. Father, let this blog guide, instruct, and lift up this generation that so desperately need you! And Father, I pray that you guide Samuel in every post, Holy Spirit may you be forever present in his life and in every post that he puts up. We give you thanks Lord, for all of the Glory is for! Hallelujah!

Monday, December 2, 2013


"Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
(2 Corinthians 12:8-10)

Us as humans, in our failing nature, we tend to give someone that's already down, an extra push further down.. When a person is drowning, that person is not going to want to hear an explanation of the river and of how deep you told that person the river was. Nor is it the right time to do so. What they need is a helping hand to pick them up and help save them. If in your hearts you are struggling with what you use to be; then spend a little more time thinking about God's grace and what He has done for you now, and be renewed and made strong! Amen!