Daily Devotional – 3/28/13 “Last sayings on the cross – Day 4”

On last night I had the opportunity, along with my spiritual BFF LaShundra Richmond, to speak at our church on this very topic; the last sayings on the cross. If I told you that I am in awe of God’s wonderful power it would be an understatement. See, Shun and I grew up in the church together and it wasn’t until a year or so ago that we touched base again and realized that we connected spiritually, I mean almost like I can feel her and she can feel me. It’s amazing the journey that God takes you on and on last night the Holy Spirit really worked through us, the Tag Team Ministry, we are called. I had to share that because one of the things Jesus said on the cross was to His mother Mary. He said to her, “Woman, behold your son” and to one of the disciples He said, “Behold your mother.” (John 19:26-27)

See, Jesus saw His mother weeping and He knew that she would need somebody to lean on, so He told her to look at her new son which was the disciple who stood next to her. He didn’t want her mourning over Him because He knew that His work was finished so He left her somebody in the flesh that could be there for her. Yea, see I’ve realized that God places people in our lives at the exact moment we need them even if we don’t understand it at that time. God knew this spiritual destiny that He had placed me on would be hard, rough and would sometimes have me wanting to give up so He sent me somebody who understands. It’s the same way with you. If you sit and think about the folks who are supposed to be in your life, you will see the purpose they serve. This is why you should wait for God to send your spouse. This is why you should have your heart in God so that He can distinguish your friends from the enemies who dress in nice clothes. This is why you have to stay prayed up in order to be able to see the good and the bad in folks. This is why the bible says in 1 John 4:1, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Yea because in your natural eyes you’ll see love but in your spiritual eyes you’ll see that it’s just lust. In your natural eyes you’ll see green grass but in your spiritual eyes you’ll see it’s just a patch of dirt painted green. In your natural eyes you’ll see trust but in your spiritual eyes you’ll see God saying it’s just temptation. In your natural eyes you’ll see marriage but in your spiritual eyes God will show that it’s just misery looking for company. This is why you need to value the relationships (marriage, friendships, fellowships, etc.,) you have. Stop taking folk and time for granted because neither one is promised. I’ve said this before but I don’t mind sharing it again… People often say you don’t miss what you had until it’s gone but you knew exactly what you had you just thought you’d never lose it. Behold your life, love and relationships while you have a chance. This simply means look at, observe, see and witness what you already have because they, it, we, us, them and you all have an appointed time to go.

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