Be Like Jesus


“When He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion and pity for them, because they were dispirited and distressed, like sheep without a shepherd.”
‭‭MATTHEW‬ ‭9:36‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Jesus had compassion and pity on those who were dispirited and distressed. He saw them as sheep without a shepherd, lost in the middle of a crowd, yet Jesus, The Good Shepherd, was right there with them, within reach, and many could not comprehend.
As Jesus walked through the town’s, villages etc., He healed many, as the verses prior to the above verse stated. Many people, forming large crowds gathered around Jesus in most places wherever He was.
It is noted here, in particular, that He was moved with compassion and pity for them. He actually took note of the people around him, even if they were not bothering with Him being in their midst.

Perhaps it is self check time. Walking down a street; through a business section, or a Downtown area; through a mall, there are people all around, many are probably dispirited and distressed, but do we notice, or are we too busy?
How about the young man we see continually, walking back and forth, who is mentally challenged; or the teenage mother having a difficult time with her baby or the young people who don’t meet “our dress code” in public; or the regular elderly gentlemen who gather in the same area, same chairs every day, because they are lonely, no place else to go, or no one else to see?

Many of these people are dispirited and distressed, with the primary reason being they do not know Jesus Christ as Saviour, and Lord of their life. I know we are not Jesus, and we cannot heal each person. We can have sympathy though on each, and the situation they appear to be in.
At times it may be possible to strike up a conversation with someone who looks lonely and distressed.
At times, it is Spirit led, to sit in a mall as though people watching, but praying for certain persons who pass by, that Holy Spirit draws to attention. It is a blessing.
We are to be a Light in the dark world, salt to give flavour to the world and draw people to Jesus, and to be Christlike and an ambassador for Christ.
We are not alone. Holy Spirit is within all who call upon Jesus as Saviour, and Holy Spirit is our Guide, Strength, Empowerer.
God Bless.

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Spiritual Wells


29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set apart?”
30 He said, “These seven ewe lambs you will take from my hand, that this may be a witness for me that I dug this well.”
31 Therefore that place was called Beersheba, because there both of them swore an oath. – Genesis 21:29-31

In the above verses we see that Abraham dug a well, in fact Abraham dug many wells, since he needed good water for his family and animals as he travelled the countryside.
It took payment, lots of hard work, and many hours of work to dig these wells, but it was a necessity, and that was the price that had to be paid.

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. – Isaiah 55:1

In contrast to Abraham having to make a payment, sweat and dig wells to have water for his family and animals to survive, we are able to have Living Water within us, at no cost to us, because Jesus Christ already paid the price with His suffering, death on the cross, and resurrection.

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’””
‭‭John‬ ‭7:38‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.””
‭‭John‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

For all who believe in Jesus Christ, and become Christ Followers, we will have rivers of Living Water welling up to eternal life, and flowing from us, to others, and we will never thirst again.

(Now the Philistines had stopped and filled with earth all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father.) – Genesis 26:15

Just as in the days of Abraham, when Philistines filled all the wells with earth, we have an enemy of our soul who desires to fill our well of Living Water with pollutants and poisons, blocking it up.
This can happen to anyone, in a variety of ways, if one is not on guard, and does not have others, whether mentors or accountability partners to help. In my case, when I was young, I had neither, and the battles against me won for a number of years. Even though my parents were both Christ Followers, and good living people, it was more of a legalistic Christianity than Christ Living teaching.
As I hit my teen years, there were lots of things and people planted everywhere it seemed to fill my well with things of the world. Nothing seemed to be going on of interest in church, and some school friends liked going to drag races on Sundays, so some earth got thrown into the well as I went along with them. Next, roller skating was fun with lots of fun people, on Sunday nights, so another part of the well filled. As a few more years went by, other sporting events consumed my time, so gradually my entire life was consumed with entertainment via sporting participation or spectating, and the Spiritual well was filled to overflowing with things.
This is not to say any of the sporting events were bad in themselves, but I allowed them to consume me and my time, with no thoughts of having time for my soul, spirit, or Jesus Christ, whom I had given my life to years before.

There can be all kinds of things, some bad, some that in themselves are not bad, that can be used by the enemy to fill our spiritual well, and plug the Living Water from quenching our thirst, or reaching others.

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. – Psalm 63:1

During the years when my well was plugged with earthly things, I didn’t really realize it, but I was searching for a thirst quencher that I had already had, but blocked Him out, Jesus Christ.

So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac’s servants dug a well. – Genesis 26:25
He called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day. – Genesis 26:33

Years after the wells that Abraham had dug were filled by the Philistines, Abraham’s son, Isaac, was searching out that area, and his servants dug a well in the same vicinity of Beersheba, that was good.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. – Isaiah 12:3

Just as Isaac, his family, and the servants rejoiced at finally again getting good water, my family and I rejoiced when I dug a new well and was filled again with Living Water. When we get water from the wells of Salvation, we know true joy, we know true life.

I suggest to anyone who does not have the Well of Living Water within them through the free gift of Salvation given by Jesus Christ, to ask for Him for forgiveness of your sins, and surrender to Jesus, and you will have this Salvation.

For any who have known Christ, but have allowed your Spiritual Well to be filled with any of the pollutants etc., or even filled with good, clean dirt, I call you to return to Jesus for His Living Water, because even good, clean, dirt is still dirt.

(Rev. 21:6 It is done! The destruction of God’s enemies (16:17) and the salvation of his saints are both completed. the Alpha and the Omega. First and last letters of the Greek alphabet (see 1:8; 22:13). The Lord is the one who “begins” and “ends” all things (Isa. 41:4; 44:6). The spring of the water of life flows from the throne of God and the Lamb (Rev. 22:1). This is a throne of grace (Heb. 4:16) because here the thirsty drink without payment, by God’s free gift (Isa. 55:1).)


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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — It speaks volumes about Nick Foles that 11 hours after putting on one of the greatest performances in Philadelphia sports history, Nick Foles stood at a podium, accepted the Super Bowl MVP trophy and spoke about his shortcomings.

This is Nick Foles.

This is why he’s special.

Foles continued his torrid postseason Sunday, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns and catching a touchdown pass in theEagles‘ 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.

It was a remarkable performance for Foles and continued his wild ride from Eagles Pro Bowler to Rams castoff to Chiefs backup to Eagles backup to Super Bowl champion.

Monday morning, Foles was back at the Mall of America, the Super Bowl headquarters all last week, to accept the MVP trophy.

I asked him what he wants people…

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If Foles leads the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, he’ll become a folk hero in a city that has desperately waited for a championship since 1960.

But that won’t define Foles in the big picture. He has more important plans for his future.

“I want to be a pastor in a high school,” Foles said Thursday. “It’s on my heart. I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I wanted to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It’s a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people’s hearts.”

Foles is part of a team that has a strong Christian brotherhood. MVP contender Carson Wentz has been outspoken about his faith and many players spend a lot of time together in prayer, studying the Bible and sharing devotionals.

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Why I Started and Why I Quit Modeling

A great post from a blogger friend—be a model for Jesus Christ. Approval of Christ is the approval needed.

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Stopping, To Hear God

“The Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing flame of fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was on fire, yet it was not consumed. So Moses said, “I must turn away [from the flock] and see this great sight–why the bush is not burned up.” When the LORD saw that he turned away [from the flock] to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.””


When God acts to get our attention, He has something to tell us, or something for us to do, or to receive.

We need to respond in a positive way, and act on it, check it out to see what it is that God is wanting our attention for.

I wonder what would have happened, if Moses had not turned to check out the burning bush, because we read that it was after God saw Moses turn from the flock he was caring for, to check out the bush, that God spoke to Moses.

How often have I missed a message from God, because I was too involved in my daily routine, or things in life, to stop what I was doing and pay attention to a sign God was giving, and then listen to Him.

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Trusting God

Imagine the feelings you would have if God told you to offer your son as a sacrifice to Him.

I know this was back in the day of Abraham, and we do not offer live sacrifices to God now.

Again imagine, God promised you something, something real important to you, as a son was to Abraham, and then God called on you to give it up, release it unto Him, even though when God gave the item, or the promise, it was to be a lasting promise, as Isaac was to Abraham.

How would you respond, I would probably have questions I know.

Abraham followed God’s direction perfectly. We are not told that he questioned at all. BUT, Abraham trusted God completely.

Read in verse 25, Abraham said to his servants, as he and Isaac walked up the mount in the region of Moriah, to the place of sacrifice alone, “we will come back to you.” Abraham knew God had a plan, and trusted God.

I imagine God had somehow worked in Isaac’s mind also. Remember Abraham would have been about 120 years old at this time, and Isaac about 20 years old. Yet Isaac did all Abraham asked, even to lay on the altar and be tied. That is submission.

God did provide a lamb to replace Isaac on the altar. Just as God provided the Lamb of God, Jesus, the Christ, to be the sacrifice for our sins, and to replace you and me on the cross. Praise Jesus.

Father God, I need an obedient heart and spirit, that trusts you completely in all things at all times, even, or especially when I do not understand. I ask You this Father, with expectations, receiving in Jesus Name, and in the Power of Your indwelling Spirit.

“God said, “Take now your son, your only son [of promise], whom you love, Isaac, and go to the region of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.””GENESIS 22:2 AMP

“Abraham said to his servants, “Settle down and stay here with the donkey; the young man and I will go over there and worship [God], and we will come back to you.””GENESIS 22:5 AMP

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