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“Faithfully, Almighty Messiah Is Loving You! (F.A.M.I.L.Y)”

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

March 05, 2008

Editors Note: The devotional has a background song by called 'Learning to Trust' which can be heard if you use Internet Explorer.

When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind." (Mark 3:21, NIV)

I asked myself what can I learn about Jesus' family?
1. Jesus’ family heard that He did not even have time to eat.
2. Jesus’ family went to take charge of Him.
3. Jesus’ family said, “He is out of his mind.”

I asked myself why is it so significant what His family was doing?
Jesus’ family cared for Jesus so when they heard He did not have time to eat they intervened and came to take charge of Him. They felt they knew what was best for Jesus. They even went as far as to state that ‘He is out of his mind.’ but Jesus has everything under control as I have seen earlier in this chapter.

I saw important implications for my own life. I am going to use my family as a hypothetical! There are times I am called to do things that my family may not understand so they want to take charge of the situation.


Because they love me and believe they always know what is best for me. When I continue to go ahead doing what I am doing, they can even perceive me to be out of my mind. This will make them want to take more charge of the situation.

When I do not do what my family wants me to do but do what God wants me to do, I can be seen as being out of my mind because my family may see situations another way. However, as important as family is, what God wants us to do is more important. Jesus was seen as being out of His mind but Jesus had everything in control. Just because He did not have time to eat does not mean He lost control of the situation.

It is important to remember that my family may not always agree to where God has called me to. If I continue in that path, they would want to interfere and take charge of the situation. They do that because they love me. I need to still honor my family but also remember there is danger in giving into the situation. It is not just family but friends too.

I need to continue to do what I feel the Lord has called me to in faith. I use my family as an example to make a point. I thank the Lord for my family and how much Jesus has used my mommy to show me His love for me and for all my mommy's encouragement in ministry. I thank the Lord Jesus that my daddy is with Jesus in heaven.

I ask you now dear friends, how are your actions seen by your family?
Dear friend, if your actions are seen by your family as being ‘out of your mind’, you need to ask yourself, ‘if what you are doing is in line with the will of God and will bring the Lord honor and glory’. If the answer is ‘YES’ and you know what the Lord wants you to do, you need to be obedient and go on that path for He is the Light of the world and will give you visibility and direction in the path you should go.

Your family may not understand it. They can even think you are out of your mind because you gave up this and that to go follow Jesus. But, you should not give up to the pressure. They will come and want to take charge of the situation. In love, you need to let them see why you have to do what you are doing. This may not always be the case when we serve Jesus Christ!

If it is being a Christian and your family objects, let them see by your actions and love, why you became a Christian and the difference Jesus makes in your life.

If it is giving up a prestigious career for the ministry, let them see and help them understand why you have even given up your career for the ministry, etc.

Jesus was doing things counter-culturally so His own family had issues with Him. Your family could have issues with you but you should not give up. This can be the hardest thing, to go up against family wishes but it is worse not to follow the Way of the Master.

We all have to make choices and sometimes the choices involve not agreeing with family decisions. This should only be the case as long as those decisions are not in line with the will of God. Now to go up against family for our selfish reasons is totally being disobedient to God and family. But, to take the side of the Lord over family when family does things against the will of God is the right thing to do even if it is painful.

It is not just family you may have trouble with but your peers and those around you. Most persecutions for someone’s faith start in the family before they start outside. Yet, you should know you are in the palm of the Lord and let Him guide you and lead you! He wants to make you part of His family. That is so awesome to know that even when father and mother forsake someone, the Lord will never forsake them when they become part of His family. Faithfully Almighty Messiah is loving you so you are loved by the best!

To all who received Him, He gave them right to become children of God! All they needed to do was believe on His name. (John 1:12)

May you come to know the love of the family of God, especially the love of God in your life as you seek to follow Jesus Christ in all you say and do! Amen!

“Faithfully Almighty Messiah Is Loving You!” (F.A.M.I.L.Y)/”"How are your actions seen by your family?”

Prayer:Dear Lord Jesus, just because you did not have time to eat, your family came to take charge of you and even said that you were out of your mind. This is because you did things your Heavenly Father's way. We know Lord that you have everything under control but we human beings lean onto our own understanding. Please forgive us Lord and help us please. Oh Lord I pray for all those who are having trouble with their families especially when following you causes persecution to them in their own families. Families try to intervene and take charge of the situation. Help us Oh Lord not to give in when giving in causes us to be disobedient to you. Whatever we do for your honor and glory help us to honor our family as you have called us to do and also love them even when they persecute us. Lord we know not all families are like that and we also know families that serve you as a family. Thank you for that! Help us please to live for you and be obedient to you by our actions. Thank you Jesus that you hear us and answer us! Jesus, thank you for dying for our sin and coming back to life to save us! Please come into my heart and make my heart your home! Please live in me Jesus and I will live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. Thank you Jesus you have done that, heard my prayers, and answered me. 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 this prayer, meaning it in your heart.

You can invite the GREAT PHYSICIAN right now as you make this your prayer.

Dear Jesus, thank you for healing the paralytic after forgiving his sins. You set him free to go home. I want to be free. I don’t know everything about you. I still have a lot of questions. What I do know is that you died on the cross for my sins. When it comes to sin, I am a paralytic Oh Lord. I am infected with this deadly disease known as sin. I am not perfect but a sinner who needs your cleansing blood to clean me of my sin everyday. I confess to you my sin and repent of my sin. I know you have forgiven me when you died on the cross. I want to accept that forgiveness. Thank you for shedding your cleansing precious blood for me. You were nailed to the cross because of me. It is like I actually held the hammer and pounded the nails so I could be free. Thank you for willingly dying for me Jesus. Thank you for taking the shame and pain for me. Thank you for doing that to set me free. I come to the cross and ask you for your healing in my life. Thank you for the power of your Blood to redeem humanity. Thank you for coming back to life to save us and give us Eternal Life as we yield to you. Your blood can heal us where we are. I love you Jesus. Even with my questions, I come to you now and accept you into my heart. Please Jesus come into my heart and make my heart your home. Give me a transfusion of change. Live in me Jesus and I will live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. I thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus. I acknowledge you now as my Lord and Personal Savior. Please be the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for being my Lord and Personal Savior Jesus and because of what you have done for me when God looks at me, He now sees me covered in your blood and His judgment passes over me. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me. Thank you for being with me Lord. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus I now belong to you and never need to be alone! You will always be with me and have given me Salvation.  In Your Name I Pray Jesus! 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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' I AM ' Series Archives:

What kind of L.I.G.H.T do you follow? (Dec 13, 07, 10:09 a.m.)

"What kind of B.R.E.A.D do you eat?" (Dec 08, 07, 10:10 a.m.)

"Who is your S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D?" (June 30, 06)

Gospel of Mark Archives:

Mark 1:1: "What does the G.O.S.P.E.L mean to you?" (Jan 15, 08, 1:15 p.m.)

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

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

Mark 2:5-12: "Where does P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S take hold of you?" (Feb 15, 08, 7:42 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "What are you thinking in your M.I.N.D?" (Feb 16, 08, 11:08 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "What do you represent by your A.C.T.I.O.N.S?" (Feb 18, 08, 8:23 a.m.)

Mark 2:13-15: "Where are you looking for A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E?" (Feb 19, 08, 11:22 a.m.)

Mark 2:15-17: "Who do you I.N.V.I.T.E to Jesus?" (Feb 20, 08, 9:57 a.m.)

Mark 2:18-20: "When do you F.A.S.T?" (Feb 21, 08, 9:32 a.m.)

Mark 2:21-22: "How do you see your L.I.F.E?" (Feb 22, 08, 9:56 a.m.)

Mark 2:23-28: "What kind of L.E.A.D.E.R will you be? (Feb 23, 08, 10:46 a.m.)

Mark 2:23-28: "What does the S.A.B.B.A.T.H mean to you?" (Feb 25, 08, 10:46 a.m.)


Mark 3:1-6:"Whose N.E.E.D.S do you meet?" (Feb 26, 08, 9:54 a.m.)

Mark 3:7-8: "What is your I.M.P.A.C.T?" (Feb 27, 08, 8:17 a.m.)

Mark 3:9-11: "What S.P.A.C.E do you give yourself?" (Feb 28, 08, 9:38 a.m.)

Mark 3:11-12: "How do you fight E.V.I.L?" (Feb 29, 08, 9:11 a.m.)

Mark 3:13-16: "What emphasis do you put on your R.E.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.H.I.P with Jesus?" (March 01, 08, 9:29 a.m.)

Mark 3:17-19: "Where do you have your A.P.P.O.I.N.T.M.E.N.T in?" (March 03, 08, 9:49 a.m.)

Mark 3:20: "Where do you G.A.T.H.E.R?" (March 04, 08, 12:07 p.m.)







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