God: is the source….wants us to tap into Him…
John 8:1-2 (KJV) “Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them”.
At times when studying the word of God, there are certain nuances, if you read casually or don’t pay attention then you can miss out on a great learning experience. This is evident in the reading of today as there are certain positive attributes that we can take away from what was happening in this passage.
It starts out with a simple sentence, which if you look at it, brings questions to one’s mind. “Jesus went unto the mount of Olives”; this is itself is simple enough, but if you are a curious person, you might get to asking why did He go to the mount and what propelled Him to go to such a place. The reading continued that “early in the morning He came again into the temple”; pointing to the fact that it was prior to the early morning He was propelled into going into the mount and one might actually be able to determine that He wanted time alone; time probable to meditate, talk to His father, to recoup some of what He had put out in ministering to others and also to prepare for further ministry work as is evident from that which He did after returning to the temple.
What does this mean for me, for us today as we take on our daily work or ministry? That if we are following the guidance of Christ, it is imperative that we spend time in meditation to regain that which is lost; time spent with our heavenly father is the only way we can get to that point where we are renewed and refreshed with new thoughts and leading from the throne room of God.
If our ministry need that newness and sharpness in the spirit as Jesus did as He ministered on earth, then getting up in the morning and seeking the face of God is one good method of finding a deeper operation in that realm.
Friends, Jesus was a power house when He dwelt on earth; as a matter He was the source of power and He knew how to use what He had for the purpose it was created; is that the mindset you have as you go about your ministry? You must know where the source of your power is coming from and utilize it to the fullest for the glory of God.
New trivia: a king fasted for one of God’s beloved sons; who are these two individuals?