Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Num 9:23 and Mark 14:6 "A Beautiful Thing for Me" (March 13)

Numbers 9:23 When the LORD commanded them to move, they did.  When the Cloud hovered, they stayed like nursing babies attached to their mothers.  They didn't question whether it was for their own good or not, did they?  Tonight, my waiter asked me about this religion thing?  Why not follow what makes your heart happy?  Why follow a God and His rituals? He was balking at all the Lenten hoopla.  Why sacrifice?  My, oh my.  More than ever, I want to move only when my God tells me to move.  Just like the woman who poured the extravagance over her LORD, Mark 14:6---"She did a beautiful thing for Me."  My world may not recognize the beauty but my God loves it...and He says to my world:  "Leave her alone."  Yes, leave me alone, o world of mine, for I am taken up by a Good God Who loves me so.  So taken up with His Beauty!

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  1. The alabaster flask of pure nard and a woman who lavished her Savior with extravagant love. This is one of only a few stories recorded in all four Gospels, for all to remember a woman's pouring out...

    The woman loved with all she had, in almost painful gratitude for all He had done for her. How am I to worship Him this day? Is my gratitude an outpouring, extravagant?

    Leave her alone. She has done a beautiful thing. She did what she could. May it be said of us...she did what she could. And her beautiful Savior was pleased.

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  2. I had the same thoughts this morning.. Is what I pour out beautiful and for Him alone? Is it pleasing to Him?

    May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Ps. 19:14)

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