Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"AGAIN" - 10/22/13 - Matthew 20:1-34, Mark 10:32-52, Luke 18:31-19:27

He yelled, “Jesus! Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!”
Those ahead of Jesus told the man to shut up, but he only yelled all the louder, “Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!”
Jesus stopped and ordered him to be brought over. When he had come near, Jesus asked, “What do you want from me?”
 He said, “Master, I want to see again.”
Jesus said, “Go ahead—see again! Your faith has saved and healed you!” The healing was instant: He looked up, seeing—and then followed Jesus, glorifying God. Everyone in the street joined in, shouting praise to God."(Luke 18:38-43)


How often does my sin blind me to Him?  Do I choose to take my focus off of Him and my soul is blinded to His grace and mercy?  How often do I choose to pick up "doubt" and become blind by my guilt and shame? 

I don't believe in the theory "once saved always saved".  Through Scripture, I know ABBA will never forsake me, but I can forsake Him.  I can elect to turn my back and walk away from Him with a hardened heart.  It is my action of removing myself from His presence that separates me from Him, not ABBA pushing me out. 

He is all about grace and mercy and forgiveness.

I know through Scriptures, when I accepted Christ as my Savior, His blood cleansed me.  Through Him, ABBA sees me as Holy.  Nothing I have done, except accepting the gift of Christ, did that.

Yet, after receiving this gift of eternity, I will take the steps heading for the wide road.   I am so thankful for the road map of His Word, for the guidance of The Holy Spirit, to put me back on the straight and narrow path. 

The path - I walk in faith - when at times it seems harder than I can handle.  When it brings about division from those of the world.  I must trust as the blind man did.  He has total control.  I just have to believe in His Words - "Go ahead, see again!"

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