Getting lost in the Crowd Mentality

“Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”” Luke 8:52

 

I found what Jesus said very interesting. After all, if one person says that someone is dead then there may be some doubt. But, a whole crowd who were wailing and mourning stands to confirm that this young child was truly dead.

But Jesus said that she was not dead but asleep.

What I got from this verse:

  1. God is all-knowing. Yet we don’t trust him and rely on what we know.
  2. Not everything we see with our eyes is truly what is actually taking place. There is so many other things happening in the spiritual realm and we need to continue to ask God for true sight.
  3. Many times we are quick to react based on what we see. But some things require us to take a step back and ‘truly look’.
  4. Stop following the crowd! Go against the grain…

crowd - @GodlyWoman911

The following verse spoke of how the crowd laughed at Jesus after making this statement. How many times have we laughed at Jesus when he has rebuked us thinking HE must be crazy to ask me to do that!

  • Like, forgive X for doing that because in fact there are many other things that were happening that you were not privy of!
  • Or, I need you to go and speak to those people on MY behalf. God you must be crazy… they HATE you and you see the color of my skin? Nope not me… send someone else.

Food for thought: What did Christ lay in your heart when you read this? If nothing, pray again… HE will open your eyes to the only truth.

Prayer: Holy God, open my eyes to the truth and shut my mouth when I am quick to respond. May I live my life to seek to understand your will and your truth in all things. Amen.

May God’s grace, mercy and peace be with you.

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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