John 17:10: “And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them”.
Mark 9:14-16: “And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him. And he asked the scribes, what question ye with them”?
I am about to talk about this “feeling” and I know it is just because somebody has experienced the same thing and has wondered if there is a resolution a solution and a fix. Even though you belong to a body of Christ, you have a place of fellowship, you have wonderful folks you interact with at the best of times, and you still have this lost feeling.
At times you want to cry out, holler, or do some stupid emotional begging thing within yourself because you just don’t understand where it comes from and how to “fix” it.
I think I have a handle on dealing with it after I discovered these marvelous jewels in the Word. Jesus was talking with God and He gets all deep and intense with the prayers; He sectionalizes and identifies and goes into the wherefores and why it ought to be done. Jesus made a case for the excellent blessing He was pulling out of heaven.
But what gets me as He is in this zone is that He took possession of the disciples; he placed such a deep covering over them it was impossible for that stamp to be removed, “and all are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them”. Those words are so powerful that it more than blows my mind.
If we go in sequence, we see how much earnestness He puts in demonstration of His Words. His disciples were cornered by some sinners, scribes, et al. Jesus comes upon the scene and observes that the disciples were being taken advantage of by these sinner folks and He interject Himself between them and confronts the crowd and asks the “crowd” not the disciples, [paraphrase] “what you want with my people” (Mark 9:16).
My God, this is beyond awesome; what he was telling them is if you want somebody to pick on, try me, do you think you can handle it? This dude is awesome.
So whenever I get into that mood of thinking there might be some confusion as to whom I belong to and who is Daddy over my life, I meditate on the possessiveness behind the authority Jesus declared on earth, before haters, before His Father and unequivocally stated “she belongs to me”.
My dear you might feel as if no one cares, as if you don’t belong anywhere, but I guarantee if you stop and listen for just a bit, you can still hear and the Words of Jesus saying to your foes “back off, she/he or whoever belongs to me, now take your hands off”.
Trivia: He told a king NO and it cost him his life; who is this person?