Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”
But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. Continue reading
The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God. Continue reading
And Zacharias said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.” Luke 1:18
This scripture reveals a major flaw in all of us – unbelief. Continue reading
A big part of the Christmas story is the events surrounding the birth of John, the baptist.
In it is a lesson to learn for today. Continue reading
Last time I looked at Preceding Others and how you pave the way for someone else.
I had things happen to me but only until I gave my life to Jesus. It would have been easy to go the opposite direction. But I had teachers, grandparents, friends that pushed me to be better.
History is full of evil and villains that were mistreated as children and ended up being psychotic killers or ruthless dictators without conscience.
It’s really no excuse. Each person is responsible for their own actions, whether good or bad. You have the choice to overcome the bad done to you. You can overcome it. Too many have already.
Sometimes it takes someone to push you in a positive way. I admire people like Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen who do such a great job at encouraging others to move forward.
I believe the best encouragement comes from the Lord.
Even Jesus had that encouraging person to pave the way for Him.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29
He pointed all of mankind to Jesus.
He could have said, “There’s another rabbi or preacher!”
But John pointed to Him as the Messiah – the Savior.
So how can you encourage someone today?
What can you say or do that will pull someone up and get their feet back on the ground?
Abba, I just want to be a blessing to others. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN
Everyone knows the name of Billy Graham. But do you know Mordecai Ham?
He is the evangelist that was preaching when Billy came forward and accepted Jesus as Savior.
Everybody has someone that precedes them – that paves the way for them. Billy Graham, DL Moody, Tony Evans, or Chuck Swindoll all had someone that paved the way before them and help lead them to Christ.
Even Jesus had someone go before Him.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Mal 4:5
That was fulfilled in the person of John the Baptist.
John’s father, Zacharias was told,
He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:17
Today you will go before someone. Will you pave the way to the Lord for them? Will you show the way?
Think about that before you act or say something today. You may be just the person to lead the next Billy Graham to Christ.
Abba, use me to point the way for others. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN
Matt 14:6 When Herod’s birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. Continue reading