Gift: Understanding – With the gift of understanding, we comprehend how we need to live as a follower of Jesus Christ. A person with understanding is not confused by all the conflicting messages in our culture about the right way to live.
Observation: If I analyze this verse it can tell me a lot about my ability to accept the truth, even when it is slapping me in the face. The apostles saw him and worshipped him, but they doubted. The apostles just witnessed the resurrection and were witness to the miracles that Jesus performed, but still they doubted. We are witnesses To all the things that are written about Jesus and all the Saints that came before us, and all the miracles that have been performed in their lives and ours, yet we still have doubts. I guess the good news is that we are in good company.
Personification: Joy So many times in my life, I have heard the Good News and not reacted to it. I want to put the fruit of joy on full display in my life, to show everyone that the truth of Jesus in our midst, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit, rallying us to live holy lives, can only be true if we allow God to work through us and show the joy that compliance with God’s will, will give us.
Prayer: Lord, help me to stay joyful in all things that you have created me to do and remember to hate evil. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit…Amen!
- Why Do I Believe in Jesus? – Part 5 (citizentom.com)
- Historical Jesus [Der historische Jesus] (consensuspatrum.wordpress.com)
- “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit “ (worryisuseless.wordpress.com)