1st Parable fig tree
2nd Mustard Seed talks about faith
We should know Jesus as we learn His heart.
We can see the physical problem that the people had but only Jesus can see the spiritual problem of all people.
Jesus so many times heal on sabbath that He gets reactions from spiritual leader.
Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with God. Religion is not bad as it is, we must be careful with this statement, religion is something that you do it over and over again you do it religiously.
People get used to doing things over and over again that sometimes it becomes a law. We may not notice we are doing it as we become so depended on repeatition.
Jesus does not want religion but a relationship with Him. Not to become depended on rituals but let our hearts close to His heart.
Sometimes people are so depended to religion that they forget the relationship with Jesus.
Maybe we don't have physical things that criple us but spiritualy we are crippled. We are like the woman who is bend over and it is only Jesus can set us free, we must take a step of faith, Jesus will reach out His hand.
Sometimes we thought of doing the same thing over and over again that we don't want to change.
You will become whatever you focus on.
Jesus wants us to focus on Him and that can only happen if we have the relationship with Him and Jesus does not need religion.
Joshua 3:5 Joshua told the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you."
Last friday I was thinking about ladies retreat. Honestly, I'm a bit worried, thinking that ladies will not respond to the invitation, but God is faithful He reminded me of His word through my readings in the book of Joshua. And God speaks to of thru this verse and reassure me in advance that He will do amazing things for tomorrow. Indeed, GOD NEVER FAILS, HE FULLFILLED HIS PROMISE, the Ladies Retreat was successful, many ladies came and they were Encouraged and Blessed by the message of GOD. To God be the Glory.
~ Ptr. Edging