Thursday
Jun072018

June 5, 2018

June 5. 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

February 26

Running with Jesus 2015

 

Luke 9:58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

 

     This is what we heard Jesus tell that Whithersoever man yesterday!   Jesus never owned a home while on this earth! This is kind of funny for us Americans because the American dream is to own a home! My in-laws were in the ministry and never owned a home! I don't think it was owning a home that is the problem. The problem was that mans goals in life are possessing and demanding so much energy that he had no time or desire to walk with God. We are told we are in this world and we have to function in this world but when we live as though we are never going to leave this world and die we have a major problem. When we come face to face with the decision we have to make in regard to life we have to understand it is not in how much we own or possess down here it is about eternal life! We must decide to follow Jesus!  Others are following you where are you leading them! 

 

Oh Jesus, no matter where You ask us to go help us have a willing spirit to follow You! Help us not lead others in the wrong way! Help us not be so preoccupied with things we miss heaven!

 

      I have to include a picture a friend posted with this devotion because every day we stand between someone going to heaven or hell! Where is your priority? Is it about getting bigger homes and things that will be left behind or about your soul or a lost soul? Just saying!

 

Tomorrow: More excuses why we don't run with Jesus!

Monday
Jun042018

June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

February 22
Running with Jesus 2015

Luke 9: 28-30 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

Oh what a run this day would have been! We could not in our wildest dreams begin in this peon of a mind to image what it would have been like. Face to face with Jesus transformed body talking to our great Moses and Elijah! That makes me get excited because we will one day be able to do this! We won’t be asked to build 3 Tabernacles! We will be in heaven and right here on this page in the Bible, God pulls back the curtain and lets us peep into heaven and I want to shout! Some days I want to doubt God and wonder about after life and then God shows up! He says see I am revealing it to you! I struggled with what to write about this and could have written a commentary about it! However, no greater joy could I have gotten when God said, "Peek into Heaven". Right now I am in a struggle with the retreat and Mom is sick but God just wrapped His arms of love around me on this mountain. And my heart was filled with joy and hope! 

God thank You for the assurance of resurrection life and after life! Your Word is so awesome. Help the runners today feel the eternal security we believers have! You are the resurrection and life! One day we will have a new body and live eternally with You. We'll have no more sickness and no more pain! No more death! We will walk and talk with all the wonderful pillars of faith, Moses, David, Sarah and Mary!

 

Monday
Jun042018

June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

February 21
Running with Jesus 2015

Luke 9: 23-24 "And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it."

Jesus had been raising the dead and just prior to these verses He began to reveal what was going to happen to Him. Then He begins teaching kingdom living. What it takes to run with Jesus! If any man is willing to come after Him we must deny self! Now tell me that is not something this generation wants to hear! In fact, we are told right the opposite, get all you can for self!  I once taught about how we live in an upside down world and how we do when in the flesh is opposite of what we should be doing. We yell when we should be quiet! We fear when we should have faith! We move when we should be still! Are you with me on this? It takes so much more power to obey God than not. We must learn to deny self because when we accept Christ we lose all our rights, they are now His. We have no right to not forgive, to hate, and to lie. And the truth, that is where we have freedom. This is where we actually save our lives! When we keep our fist open not closed. 

Oh Father, help us surrender our rights to You! You always know what is best for our lives. Help us when we want to hold on and not let go! We surrender our will to Yours today. Help me run at Your pace.

Run up the mountain with Him tomorrow, don't get behind. You will miss this one!

Saturday
Jun022018

June 2, 2018

June 2, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

February 20
Running with Jesus 2015

Luke 9:18-20 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am? They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.


     Who do you say that I am? In our world today some kids I work around do not know much about who Jesus is. There was a copy of the movie "The Ten Commandment" sitting on a table one day and I was asking what that was and what it was about. They had no clue! And we wonder why we live in such a lawless society. Mans laws only effect the external but never changes the heart where they decide and make actions happen!
     The people in Christ day expected a King to arise to liberate them physically. Jesus was beginning to reveal things to come about His life to His disciples. It is during intimacy with God through prayer that he reveals the deeper truths of His word and life to us.
     You and I must develop our intimacy in order to understand deeper truths from His Word. It is more important that we answer the question Jesus asked Peter! Who do you say I am? I think how much time we spend with Him and how we live reveals what we believe about Jesus and who He is! Who do you say He is? What actions will be different because He is your Messiah and Lord! 
     We live in a world that needs to know Christ and we are a reflection of His love and power and our lives is the only Bible some will ever read. Will they know Him by the way we live?

Father, so much to think about today. Help us live that others might say they have something I need so we can tell them You are the Christ of God! May all we do and say today be a reflection of Your love. 


Tomorrow: How we can save our life!

Friday
Jun012018

June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

February 19
Running with Jesus 2015

Luke 9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?


Jesus alone praying! Look at the strong prayer life Jesus had and it says His disciples were with Him! Alone!
So we have been running with Jesus almost 2 months this year. Let's do a little examination! How is your prayer life coming along? Some of us have been at this a long time others are new! Are you staying consistent? It takes a while to develop one but over time you will begin to realize it is the most important thing in your life. It is your life line. When you realize life is like a sea and deep divers need their life lines to keep them from being lost at sea. I just discovered they have a new lifeline that fits on your arm to help you not get lost. It signals an alert. Swimming under water in the deep you can lose visibility and be washed by currents. Currents are what gets us lost! We all lead such hectic lives and before long we are washed away! You have to take safety measures and training enables you to be deep divers. You must keep your lifeline in tack! So it is for us Christians, when we don't take time to pray the run will be risky that day! So keep running with Jesus everyday don't leave home without your life alert, prayer! You can bind Satan and protect your loved ones. At any moment we can send up an “SOS” when we are in full communication with our Father. 

Father, lead us not into temptation today and deliver us from the evil one. Lead us in paths of righteousness for Your name sake. For Yours is the power and kingdom forever! Amen

Tomorrow: Whom do you say I am?