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"Messiah Imparts Nurture Daily!"(M.I.N.D)"

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

February 16, 2008

Editors Note: The devotional has a background song by Imperials called 'Give them all to Jesus' which can be heard if you use Internet Explorer.

“When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . . ." He said to the paralytic, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, ‘We have never seen anything like this’”. (Mark 2:5-12, NIV)

I asked myself who are the main characters involved!

  1. Jesus

  2. Paralytic

  3. Teachers of the law

  4. Crowd

I asked myself what role they play!

Point 1: Jesus

  1. Jesus saw their (four men who brought the paralytic) faith.

  2. Jesus said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

  3. Jesus knew in his spirit what the teachers of the law were thinking in their hearts.

  4. Jesus asks the teachers of the law 3 questions.

  5. Jesus tells them He has the authority to forgive sins.

  6. Jesus tells the paralytic 3 things.

Point 2: Paralytic

  1. The paralytic got up.

  2. The paralytic picked up his mat.

  3. The paralytic took his mat and went home.

Point 3: Teachers of the law

  1. The teachers of the law were sitting there when Jesus told the paralytic his sins were forgiven.

  2. They thought to themselves ‘why does this fellow talk like that?’

  3. They thought to themselves, ‘He’s blaspheming!

  4. They thought to themselves, ‘Who can forgive sins but God alone?’

Point 4: Crowds

  1. The paralytic walking amazed the crowds.

  2. The crowds praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”


Yesterday, I focused on the first 2 actions of Jesus. Today, I decided to focus on statements 3 & 4 of Jesus.

I asked myself what is the significance of Jesus’ actions?

Statement 3: Jesus knew in his spirit what the teachers of the law were thinking in their hearts.

It is so interesting to know that Jesus knew in his spirit what the teachers of the law were thinking in their hearts even before they expressed it out aloud. It is important to remember that the teachers of the law were not talking to Jesus directly but thinking amongst themselves.

Now, imagine what they would have felt when Jesus poses 3 questions to them out of the blue.

Statement 4: Jesus asks the teachers of the law 3 questions.

Question 1:
'Why are you thinking these things?'

Whoa! Out of the blue Jesus asks them why they were thinking what they were thinking. That must have caught them off guard. First, Jesus tells the paralytic that his sins were forgiven and now he is able to read their minds.

It is interesting that Jesus does not stop with asking ‘why they were thinking these things’ but decides to address what they were thinking with 2 more questions.

Questions 2&3:
Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'?

Jesus addresses them in their own confusion. Definitely they were confused and could have been perplexed too after Jesus could read their minds knowing what they were thinking in their hearts.

I saw important implications for my own life. Jesus knows what I am thinking in my heart even before I express it. This can be exciting or scary. When I think to myself positive or negative things, Jesus already knows. There are times Jesus could challenge me on those thoughts.

If Jesus knows what I am thinking in my heart then he definitely also knows what statements come out of my mouth, for nothing comes out of our mouth which has not already been in our head at some time or other.

This means I cannot really hide anything from Jesus. He knows before it will be. He knows everything about me and can challenge me on some of my thought processes.

I ask you now dear friend, what are you thinking in your mind?
Dear friend, whatever you are thinking in your heart or mind, it is exciting to know that Jesus already knows about it even if we do not express it publicly. Jesus is not concerned just with our actions but our thought processes that lead to negative actions. Knowing that Jesus already knows what we think before we think it and bring it to action should make us more aware of how we live our lives. It also helps us to know that Jesus is there to hold us accountable for our actions for our own good.

When we are thinking something and we are doing it on false premises, Jesus can challenge those premises and ask us why we are thinking the way we are.

It can be scary because sometimes our thought processes can be just plain evil and we do not want to act on them. Jesus knows those too.

What can we do in those situations?

We can ask the Lord Jesus to forgive us of these thought processes and ask him to fill us with His presence and good thoughts. I know He will!

When we are having thoughts we don’t like, we can keep calling the Name of Jesus in our hearts or even aloud. Jesus sees our motives. Focusing on the Lord can help us in our thought processes. Our thought processes are not always pleasant and we need Jesus to help us daily.

I know when I have thoughts that are not Holy I call on the name of Jesus. At other times, I pray to the Lord not to take my thoughts seriously because there are some bad thoughts I just cannot help. I let the Lord know that I am not going to act on them.

I don’t know what you are going through when it comes to your thought processes but Jesus does. When you have thoughts that you do not want to have and they permeate your mind, know that Jesus loves you and wants you to focus on Him. Ask Him to forgive you and move on knowing you are forgiven. Whatever negative thoughts persist in a day, leave them at the foot of the cross knowing Jesus looks at your motives.

If you do not want to have them but they keep coming, let Jesus know. As long as you do not entertain those thoughts to the point that they become actions, I do not believe you have sinned. Even when we sin, our Lord is so merciful to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness when we turn to Him.

Friend, whatever is on your minds, it is good to know that Jesus already knows! Yet, He wants us to share whatever we are going through with Him. When we do not share, He still knows but there is something about talking to the Lord. It is a personal relationship. Whatever is on your mind, you do not have to face it alone. Even if it is so painful and you think nobody understands, Jesus wants to reach you where you are at. Come to Him as you are and allow Him to work in your life. He wants to help you.

Even if they are bad thoughts, Jesus is there for you to share it with Him and let Him know why you feel that way. He will not abandon you!

The other part to it is when we think badly about others as the Pharisees were doing about Jesus, Jesus already knew about it and knows about what we do too. We may think we are talking behind a person’s back but the Lord is aware of it and is not happy. I know I have been guilty of that sadly and have asked the Lord forgiveness. It is good to know that the Lord watches everything we do and knows about it to keep us accountable! Our Messiah imparts nurture daily as he knows what we are thinking!

Everyday I ask the Lord not to pay attention to negative thoughts that permeate my mind if I don’t act on them. I ask the Lord not to listen to my bad thoughts that sometimes just pop up. I then move on! I ask the Lord to help me be Holy as He is Holy. When I mess up, I ask Him for His forgiveness. He does forgive and help, for our Messiah imparts nurture daily!

May you know that Jesus knows what you are thinking in your heart and loves you still! Give all your thoughts, your hopes, your shattered dreams, your wounded hearts all to Jesus. He loves you so much friend! Yes, He does!

"Messiah Imparts Nurture Daily!"(M.I.N.D)/”What are you thinking in your mind?”

Dear Lord Jesus, I want to thank you so much if you knew what the Pharisees were saying to each other and what they were thinking, you know our minds too and what is going on in them. I thank you for being there for us. Please help us Oh Lord for the glory and honor of your Name. Thank you that we are in your thoughts always. I love you Jesus. Help us please Jesus. There are times we can be tortured by our own thoughts and only your healing voice and presence can deliver us. Forgive us when we think bad thoughts and sometimes entertain those thoughts that they become actions. We need your help to keep our mind and heart Holy. Help us to focus on you Lord. When we do think negative things, please forgive us Lord. Thank you for your mercies and knowing what we think before we think it. Thank you that you came to die for sinners and not for those who think they are righteous. It means a lot Jesus. We give our hearts and minds to you. Thank you whatever we are thinking we can share it with you even if they are bad thoughts and you will help us through. Help us to be open with you Lord knowing you love us unconditionally. Thank you so much Jesus! 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. Amen!!!

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.

As a 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 reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, 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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Mark 1:1-4: "How seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y about prophesy?" (Jan 12, 08, 11:18 p.m.)

Mark 1:5-8: "Who do you P.O.I.N.T to?" (Jan 16, 08, 8:48 a.m.)

Mark 1:9: How will you take a S.T.A.N.D? (Jan 17, 08, 11:21 a.m.)

Mark 1:9-11: "How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E?" (Jan 18, 08, 8:53 a.m.)

Mark 1:12-13: "How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Jan 19, 08, 12:27 p.m.)

Mark 1:14-15: How do you handle T.I.M.E given to you? (Jan 21, 08, 1:31 p.m.)

Mark 1:16-18: "What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Jan 26, 08, 10:22 a.m.)

Mark 1:19-20: "Without having to  P.R.O.C.R.A.S.T.I.N.A.T.E, what should you do?"  (Jan 29, 08, 10:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "How do you rate in the B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S of Jesus?" (Jan 30, 08, 11:29 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "Whose T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S do you follow?" (Jan 31, 08, 11:52 a.m.)

Mark 1:23-28: "What C.A.P.T.I.V.I.T.Y are you facing today?" (Feb 01, 08, 10:35 a.m.)

Mark 4:3-20: "What if Jesus talked F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L?" (Feb 02, 08, 10:35 a.m.)

Mark 1:29-31: "Where do you need H.E.A.L.I.N.G?" (Feb 05, 08, 11:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:32-34: "Where do you need an A.N.S.W.E.R?" (Feb 06, 08, 11:16 a.m.)

Mark 1:35-39: "Where do you give your S.O.L.I.T.A.R.Y time to the Lord?" (Feb 07, 08, 11:41 a.m.)

Mark 1:40-42: "Where do you need to be C.L.E.A.N?" (Feb 09, 08, 11:00 a.m.)

Mark 1:43-45: "What do your actions C.A.U.S.E?" (Feb 11, 08, 9:23 a.m.)


Mark 1:1-2: "What do you do with your P.O.P.U.L.A.R.I.T.Y?" (Feb 12, 08, 9:52 a.m.)

Mark 1:2-5: "What kind of F.R.I.E.N.D are you?" (Feb 13, 08, 11:49 a.m.)

Mark 1:5-12: "Where does P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S take hold of you?" (Feb 15, 08, 7:42 a.m.)







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