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Humble Yourselves

1 Samuel Chapter 9 verse 21: But I am nor a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel? and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benajmin? why do you say such a thing to me?

Saul knows where he comes from and has this humble attitude in say it to Samuel.

When we humble ourselves we let all the glory goes to God who decides that even not been the best one He can use us. He can use anyone He chose. It is His people, it is his story. Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you,”.

The recognization of my limitations will give all the credits to God, the creator who has made everything with a purpose, James 4:10 “Humble yourselves to the Lord and He will lift you up.”

Many Blessings,
Luci,

1 samuel · bible study · faith · mentoring

A pause…

Good Morning Friends,

Some people are asking me why I am writing these posts, why are you blogging?
Well, for many years I have my chair time and it has been one of the most wonderful time with God. I get my prayer journal, my notebook, a pen or multiple pens :), and my bible and for 20 minutes I read, pray and meditate on the bible.
When I was reading my old notebooks I realised that I should put them on a digital file and many times re-reading those notes I got so inspired again in how God works in my life;  how I changed, how my faith has grown. I thought that maybe have friends who can be inspired, encouraged, challenged when read these texts, and so I did this blog.

Why those posts are short and straight to the bible text? Because I value your time and your commitments.

My prayer is that as you ready this blog you be blessed, inspired and transformed by the power of the word of God.

Have a wonderful day,

Luci,

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What can defile a person?

mark7Mark 7:15 There is nothing outside of a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile them.

Jesus is talking to his disciples about the importance of a pure heart.

This passage reminds me that I don’t need to worry about what I put INTO my mouth as much as I should be concerned about what comes OUT of it.

I need to guard my heart with the word of God, and ask God to renew and change me so that my heart doesn’t hold or release evil but righteousness as Christ did.

Have a Wonderful Day

Luci


Hi my name is Luci, I will post here a devotional; a small text to make us think and reflect on the chapter we will be reading. My prayer is that God will inspire us, talk and guide us during this journey. 

A Big thanks to the Good Morning Girls to inspire me and give us the resources. Fill free to comment here or on my facebook page and also I am on Instagram with pictures (when inspired )

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Come with me

 

Mark 6:31 “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

In this chapter we see the intensity of the work of Jesus and his disciples at this time the crowds came out to meet them, many were healed.
There were a lot of people to the point they do not have time to eat.
They returned, met with Jesus, reported the events, everything that was done and taught and together with Jesus, went to a quiet place to rest.

A good leader instructs and guides but also a good leader is present, supporting and transmitting security and confidence. Jesus was there, listen to them, to instruct them and care about them.

Reflection and solitude with our God gives us inspiration and restores our strength. The certainty that He is with us every day of our life should make all the difference. The time with God is an essential part of what is called relationship with God.
Good Morning,

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Why are you so afraid?

These days reflecting on the events around me, doubts and anxieties of loved ones near and far and in my own brought me different emotions, some tears and a lot of thirst for knowledge of God’s word.

In our journey in the book of Mark we come to chapter 5, and what strikes me most attention in this chapter is the word faith (believing).

In fact in chapter 4:40, Jesus asks the disciples, Why are you so afraid? Still have no faith?

Mar 5: 34b Jesus says, your faith has healed you.

Mar 5:36 Jesus says, do not be afraid, only believe.

We insist on a small life in Christ. While he calls us to a banquet.

The immensity of His plan needs to be further studied and understood by those who call him Savior.

The divisions caused by taste and preferences has made havoc in our lives. In distracting and diverting the target which is Jesus.

How many opportunities we left behind?

I conclude leaving you with Jesus’ question:

Why are you so afraid? Still have no faith?

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The Silence

Mark 3:4-5

When Jesus sees the man with the shriveled hand he asks a question and in response Jesus hear the silence.

The simark3lence that made Jesus deeply distressed.

The silence can paralyzes us. The routine, the old custom, the rules of the building; On our days the silence can be a bureaucracy, papers, orders that must be established, the criteria, quali
fications, men’s hierarchy.

The silence can paralyzes us when the path of the church (the building) doesn’t find the path of the church in our souls.

If Jesus were to act in response to what he heard, the silence; that man would have not received healing.

Two lessons for my life

  1. Do not allow the old ways paralyze me
  2. This healing happened by pure Grace. And Jesus by grace acts not as my actions.

 

Have a Good Day!!


Hi my name is Luci, I will post here a devotional; a small text to make us think and reflect on the chapter we will be reading.My prayer is that God will inspire us, talk and guide us during this journey.

A Big thanks to the Good Morning Girls to inspire me and give us all the resources. Fill free to comment here or on my facebook page and also I am onInstagram with pictures (when inspired ).