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Day 36: I See...


I missed Jesus yesterday

because I was too consumed

with my computer

that would get stuck on every letter that I tried to type.

Day 35~

Missing blog.

I tried hard

from morning to night

to get the blog post up

as

my day ended up being trickled with

frustration and impatience,

so I fasted from them~

but did I really

because all day

I was

focused on being frustrated and impatient,

and

now I know why there is a missing Day 35

because

I missed Jesus.

He was right there

calling me to come

but instead

I was too focused on not missing a day of posting

because this blog was something God placed on my heart

but

God placed Jesus on my heart first

and

I missed Him

missed seeing Him

missed His presence

because

I was too preoccupied.

Jesus kept telling his disciples that

“He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”

But good ole Peter..

“took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

“Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Matthew 16: 21-22

Peter missing what Jesus was saying~

‘Peter, your place is behind Me, not in front of Me. It is your place to follow Me in the way I choose, not to try to lead Me in the way you would like Me to go.'” (Barclay)

Wow.!

That is it~

the Peter in me

missing Jesus

because I place Him behind me.

I acknowledge He is there

I say I love Him

I even call Him my Savior

but

I go before Him

dragging

Him behind

and like Peter

I deny Him

more than 3 times.

But

who am I really denying...

Myself

of

seeing Jesus

of

experiencing Jesus

But then

Jesus says

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me. Matthew 16:24

A choice

to

Follow Him

by putting

Him before whatever is overtaking my mind

by putting

Him before whatever is weighing me down.

And if I am to do this

all I would see would be

Peace before me

Hope leading me

Love surrounding me

Because He just says

Follow Me

Wow…

what I learned yesterday just because my website was not cooperating

is that it just wasn’t my computer that was stuck yesterday

It was me

so stuck on myself that I missed Jesus.

What is blocking your eyes from seeing Jesus?

Is it a circumstance

a emotion

or just plain ‘ole life.

Do you see Jesus?

Let’s fast from

Missing Jesus

by choosing

to

follow Him

to

see Him

beyond whatever is weighing you down

because

He was carrying the biggest weight ever

on the way to our cross

because that was what

He had to carry

for you and for me

so we can

follow Him.

May you see Jesus in all things because He is in all things. They are all around us, especially in the midst of the unknowns…All because He Sees..


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