Scripture: Matthew 13-Matthew 15
Observation: This gets harder every day! So much to talk about! Jesus in the middle of storms! Jesus trying to get peace and quiet and mourn the death of his cousin, and instead having to preach to and feed thousands. The disciples trying to get out of work! Jesus calling a woman a dog! So much!! But this is the verse that is resonating with me today: 15:8 “"All of you praise me with your words, but you never really think about me.”
Application: Like a dagger to my heart! There are so many days I just go through the motions. I sing the song and pray the prayer and preach the sermon and give the hugs and forget who I’m singing to, who I’m praying to, who I’m preaching for, and who I’m hugging. Sunday mornings get so hectic that my mind is on a hundred places. With VBS this week its been so apparent to me. But God is still moving! God is teaching these 250 kids about God’s love and grace! They are learning how to pray and excited to be in church. May I never just go through the motions. Let me always remember whose I am and why I’m here!
Prayer: O God. Let me never forget your power or grace or love. May I always see your children to feed and your sheep to tend! May what comes from my mouth be as pure as your love! Amen!
June 11-- Matthew 16 - Matthew 18
June 12-- Matthew 19-Matthew 21
June 13-- Matthew 22-Matthew 24
June 14-- Matthew 25-Matthew 27
June 15-- Matthew 28
June 16-- Mark 1-Mark 3