Passed By…

how will you feel

(S)cripture: Luke 10:30-32 ~ Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

(O)bservation: The priest and Levite were too…holy?…too… rushed? too…oblivious? too…politically correct? to become involved in the plight of this man.

(A)pplication: “if we want to hear from the Lord, we must confess that sometimes we walk right past the Lord’s instruction and set ourselves up to miss His direction. If we want His direction for our decisions, the great cravings of our souls must not only be the big moments of assignment. They must also be the seemingly small instructions in the most ordinary of moments when God points His finger saying, Go there. And in doing that, we are companions of God with eyes and ears more open, more able, more in tune with Him.” ~ Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes ~ Ironic that I am reading this book and this was in today’s chapter! How often do I pass by opportunities for whatever reason? And justify my reasons to boot! How much do I really want to be a companion of God?

(P)rayer: Lord, help me to slow down, to look around, to be ready for Your direction and Your assignments to “Go there.”


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