Daily in the Word – March 5 – The Power to Be Weird

Date: 5 Mar 2018 Comments: 0

I have not posted my readings in a while because I got far behind for many reasons. However, I am starting back to my schedule today. When we go through life, especially as Christians, we are going to face incredible odds at times. A Christian often does things that seem crazy, weird, or just plain different. That’s because we follow a God whose resources are infinite, a God whose power is eternal, and a God whose love is endless. It is by this power that Christians do (and usually succeed) these wild things. It’s how my wife and I have the power to manage a family of 7 kids without melting down every minute. It’s how I find the power to serve my fellow men as an ESL teacher and a friend to international people. It’s how the general craziness of my life somehow stays in this weird balance. My reading today talks about this: “John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn’t in our group.” Don’t stop him!” Jesus said. “No one who performs a miracle in my name will soon be able to speak evil of me. Anyone who is not against us is for us.” (Mark 9, 38-40, NLT). Furthermore, as life challenges us, Jesus says that we are doing exactly what is expected: “For everyone will be tested with fire. Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again?” (Mark 9:49-50a, NLT). So face those challenges head on my friends! Greater is he that is in us than he who is in this world.

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