Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Is it Friday? or Tuesday?

This is the post that I tried to put up on Friday.  I don't know what I did wrong, but it looked like a crazy person typed it. The more I tried to fix it, the worse it became.  So, I'll try again.  I was gonna just let it go, but my Heart Friends informed me that I couldn't. Keep in mind that this was Friday.   So here goes......

OK, so I was feeling a bit like a slacker this morning.  at 10am-still in my pajamas-haven't exercised -feeling gross- busting out a diet coke for breakfast with my 2 big zits on my face.....(what's up with that?)....We all overslept this morning.  I've been cooped up (except for venturing out to the doctor)  in the house since monday night with my sick 10 month old.  You would think I could get a LOT of things done during such a hideaway as this, but not so....(sigh), did I mention the sick 10 month old?....

Then I open my bible and read this.......Luke 8

Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God.  He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women he had healed....Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons;  Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's business manager, Susanna; and many others who were contributing their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples. (vs1-3)

It just jumped out at me.  If I have ever noticed this before, I had forgotten it.  Jesus was touring about and ministering alongside women.  Not just any women.  It is clear from this passage that these women were not ordinary for their day.  They had resources.  They had Goods!!  They were contributing their "own resources to support Jesus and his disciples". Dude--they had stuff!!    And what about Joanna?  Ever wonder what Herod and Chuza thought about her hanging around Jesus?  

The enemy would love for me to sit around and compare myself to others, to doubt myself,  to REALLY consider myself  a slacker about the Lord's work, but the voice in my head :) says "NOT today!!  Rise up (off that couch)  and resist!!"   (that's God's way of saying --my creation shall not call thyself a slacker--get up and get moving)

Hey!!  I've got goods!!  I've got resources!!  I've got talents and gifts and stuff!!  I know, cause the Lord gave them to me... (I really feel the need to stick out my tongue,  but I won't) I need to be using those gifts as HE guides.  

Sounds  sassy.....
Sounds like boasting, but it's not meant that way....

We are His, we know this. We might be lowly sinners but  We are NOT slackers!!  We are precious to Him. He paid the price already.  He equips us for the "tour" to be about His work with our own individual goods and resources.  We ALL have stuff.

Sounds like........a Victory!!

as a Tuesday afterthought, I am thinking of the contrast between  these women and the women in scripture who had little to give.....a touch of the hem,  or some oil,  or some savings.......

They still offered these, and Jesus accepted them wholeheartedly.  They gave these in faith.  They took action.  ....and the result was Victory.

Have a victorious Jesus Filled day!!!


  1. Wow.. I love this post Meredith! And, while I can't speak for anyone else, I'm glad you didn't get it posted until today. Today I needed to be reminded of this.

    Have a great day!

  2. I loved it last night and I love it today! This makes me laugh and think-product of a good blogger and great friend. I love to hear how God speaks to you.

  3. Great post! I too needed to hear this today!