The other day I was thinking, about a man who I seen years back, walking the streets
with a cross on his back, and I don’t know why that thought came to me at that time.
But as I kept thinking, this thought came to me., when jesus said, pick up your cross And follow me, in this mans mind, he must have truly believed that God meant to literally make a wooden cross and do as he did when he died for our sins.
Now I don’t believe that’s what that interpretation meant, if so..the apostles wouldl have been the first to do it, after all, jesus reavealed the truth and interpretations to them first right?. Now, We all have our own interpretations to scriptures in the bible,and many have argued and still debate over some of them today. I believe, that there is truly only one interpretation to every verse written in the bible.. but also that got me thinking, How close am I to God..I think I am so far from God myself, that I am like one of those people that heard Jesus sermons and gathered around, but was way in the back trying to make his way to the front row, just to get a glimpse of him and not like the woman that held the hem of his garment, to me, that is pretty close, and why was she the only one to have had such a great experience like that, imagine, here is the man, who heald the sick, raised the dead, walked on water, preached his word, with true interpretations before it was ever written on scrolls or paper.
What I do believe, is that when we as born again believers in Crist, first felt the spirit of God in our hearts..We at that time,,were right there as the woman was..at the hem of his garment. And when Jesus said “ pick up your cross and follow me”, he wanted us to know we are going to do what he commands,and follow his word, and live for him, because he introduced himself to us, in spirit.
Many things get in the way with our walk with God,and we slip away from the front row and start to fall back in the crowd. And before we know it, we are way in the back. This is my interpretation of “ Backsliding”, we let the love we had at that moment get swallowed up by the weary darts of the devil himself,. I do know that I feel his spirit all the time and sometimes when I get down on my knees and humble myself, I am right there at the hem of his garment..and he assures me that everthing is going to be allright,. I get up. And feel so liberated and free and all my pain, heartache, depression, and every other feeling I felt before I came to him..was taken.
Thank You Jesus,,for that..so this is my way..to let u know that no matter what u go thru just humble yourself, get down on your knees..because when we kneel before God, that is showing respect, and humbleness, I am not saying u can’t pray standing up, or in the car, or wherever your at..what I am saying is if u pray this way..by yourself ..and talk with him this way..U will get up from that encounter and be a ready for the day..and if u have bad knees.do it in a wheelchair whatever it takes..just get in tune with him..and u will be glad u did,…THIS IS HOW WE PRAY..PEOPLE..have a great day..