Mid-Week Lift // Faith is believing in something you can't see or comprehend. Crazy how we may have not met the Father yet but will fall in love with someone because it's not just based on appearances. It's based on a lot of things; how his Holy Spirit comforts & challenges us, he talks to us in many different ways & through the love we feel we know he is there. Don't be discouraged by the impossible but embrace a God that makes the impossible possible ❤ #UniteYouthMVMT
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This one hit home and I'm not sure why. I've had a horrible day, internally, that's lead me to cry off and on for most of the day. Lead me to think my life is always going to belong to another PERSON (I gave up a lot for my mom, husband and now my son) because I don't feel like my life has ever come first to anyone, other than my parents of course. I'm not talking about my childhood or in that way. My parents did everything for me. Once mom got sick, I hated and stopped asking for things. They had more on their plate, so I did that to myself. Not them. Just to get that clear.
But with my husband being in the military, we moved a lot. I did what I could. Screwed things up for myself. Now he's back in and I feel stuck again. I'm the only one who takes care of Malcolm every day (not saying I don't get help!! Talking in general 💚)) and, honestly, I have no clue what I want to do with my life now. It seems every time I try something it blows up in my face. I just feel like I gave up a lot for family and loved ones and always put myself last.
Reading this tonight made me cry because, in context, it showed me that to someone...my life does come first. God cares about me and my life and feelings. In sure if he didn't already know, he would have asked me what's wrong tonight as I bawled my eyes out before study.
I'm horribly impatient and want to see what God wants from me because I know. I KNOW I'm meant for better things. Bigger things. Something inside of me is telling me this. Just like I was about to not do my bible study tonight, something inside of me told me to do it anyway. I just don't know -what- I'm meant for other than having faith that I'll be shown the way.
Building my faith up again is hard. But I'm doing it. And I can feel it because I felt him tonight.
King James Version (KJV)
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE STUDY
BRIEF SUMMARY AND LIFE APPLICATION:
MATTHEW 18:15-20: VERSE BY VERSE STUDY "CHURCH DISCIPLINE" PART 6 "IN THE MIDSTOF THEM:
Matthew 18:20: “Two or three”: Jewish tradition requires at least 10 men (a minyan), to constitute a synagogue or even hold public prayer. Here, Christ promised to be present in the midst of an even smaller flock, “two or three witnesses” gathered in His name for the purpose of discipline in the context here.
Further Study: For where two or three are gathered together,.... This seems to be said in opposition to a Jewish notion, that a number less than ten, is not a congregation; whereas, though the number is ever so few that are met together to pray to God; or to hear his word, attend on his ordinances, or do the business of his house, or transact any affair that is for the glory of God, and the good of souls, in my name, says Christ; that is, by his authority, depending on his assistance, calling upon his name, and making use of it, and seeking the glory of it:
there am I in the midst of them; presiding over them, ruling in their hearts, directing their counsels, assisting them in all they are concerned, confirming what they do, and giving a blessing and success to all they are engaged in. The Jews, though they say there is no congregation less than ten, yet own that the divine presence may be with a lesser number, even as small an one as here mentioned. Nothing could more clearly prove that Jesus must be omnipresent, and, of course, be God. #godsword#kingjamesversion#God#socialmedia#instagram#followerofchrist#Christian#jesus#christ#bible#bookofmatthew#biblestudy#verseoftheday#bibleverse#independantfundamentalbaptist