"Popularity Offers People United Leverage Always; Readily Inspire
Towards Yeshua!" (P.O.P.U.L.A.R.I.T.Y)
Editors Note: The devotional has a background song by Crystal Lewis
called 'People Get Ready' which can be heard if you use Internet
"A few days later,
when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come
home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the
door, and he preached the word to them. (Mark 2:1-2, NIV)
I asked myself what happened when people heard
Jesus had come home?
It is so awesome that when Jesus stepped foot in Capernaum, the news
already spread like wildfire about Jesus coming home. The people heard
where Jesus was staying and gathered there that there was no room left
for anyone else to come in, not even outside the door.
I asked myself why that happened and what
does Jesus do?
It was the loving presence and power of Jesus that drew
people to Jesus making everyone want to see Jesus. After the people
gathered, Jesus could have done many things but Jesus takes it as a
witnessing opportunity to preach the Word to them. It is very
interesting that Jesus would spend time right away preaching the Word
right after He comes home, emphasizing the importance of the Word and
God's laws. Everyone there could have seen Jesus as their friend and
Jesus did not want to disappoint but give them the Good News.
I saw important implications for my own life. When people
heard Jesus had come home, they gathered around Jesus and Jesus preached
to them the Word of God. Jesus used his popularity to preach God's Word.
I need to use my popularity to preach God's Word too so Jesus can be
known to whoever I come in contact with.
I ask you now dear friend, what do you do with your popularity?
Dear friend, there are those that are popular who have used their popularity for selfish
reasons instead of for the good of others. Jesus used His popularity for
the good of mankind. Jesus could have done many good things when He came home
but He focused first on giving the crowds
gathered there God's Word, so they can be helped. We need to
do the same if we ever become popular.
We should use our popularity to let others know about Jesus Christ.
That should be our main goal. If we are given the opportunity to preach,
we should take it depending on the Lord. If we are given other
opportunities because of our popularity, whatever opportunities they
are, they should be used for the advancement of the Gospel.
May you use your popularity for the Kingdom of God to make Jesus known
and be known by Him! Amen!
"Popularity Offers People United Leverage Always;
Readily Inspire Towards Yeshua!" (P.O.P.U.L.A.R.I.T.Y)/"What do you do
with your popularity?"
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you so much when people heard that you had come
home, they all gathered to see you and you used your popularity to
preach the Word to them. Thank you Jesus for taking that opportunity and
reminding me and all of us when we are popular, we can use that
opportunity for advancing your Gospel so that people can be saved. Help
me to do that and others to do that. Oh Lord, I also pray right now for
those that are popular but have used their popularity for selfish
reasons. Please forgive them Oh Lord and bring them to you. Forgive me
Lord when I have gone my own way too. And Lord thank you for the
importance of your Word. Help us to dwell in your Word richly Lord so we
can be guided by you. Thanks so much Jesus. Thank you for hearing us and
answering us! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!
If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a
daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be
alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them
come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to
wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as
you pray the prayer below, meaning it in your heart.
God I am a sinner. I am invaded by this deadliest virus. Many times I
feel so guilty and yucky inside. I need forgiveness. I am so sorry for
my sins. I have not obeyed you with my whole heart! I have gone my own
way and done my own things. I still struggle with sin. I need you Jesus
in my life so I can receive forgiveness and a new beginning. In the
process, I can forgive others as you help me to. Thank you so much
Jesus. I accept the antidote you have sent me. I believe Jesus you died
for me and your cleansing blood will cleanse me from all my sins. You
came back to life to save me. Thank you God I am set free, free from the
bondage of sin. Hear my cry Oh Lord. I accept you Jesus into my heart. I
make you my Lord and Personal Savior of my life. Thank you Father God
for giving me Salvation. Thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and
making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus and I will
live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. Thank you
for being my Lord and personal Savior! I can live a life of peace with
you on my side. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me!
In your Name I Pray Jesus! AMEN! Thank you Lord for answering my prayer.
Friend, if you have prayed this
prayer and meant it in your heart, you are a new creation in Christ and
all old things are passed away and everything has become new! You may
feel something or may not but don’t base it on feelings but base your
new life in Christ on the promises of our Savior who will never leave
you nor forsake you! Amen!
No matter what you feel in your heart,
know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To
make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him
as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the
Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into
prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel
of John or Gospel of
Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord
show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to
help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches
the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our
crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But
beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but
there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.
student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this
blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His
love now and forever! Amen!
Feel free to email me at
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pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My
number is 412-720-4579.
"This is my
work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work
within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)
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