Thursday, March 08, 2007

Who Is Your Favorite?

Take a minute to think about all the people in the Bible. Now take a minute and think about one that you might consider your favorite – the one you’re most interested in, or drawn to.....outside of the God and the Lord. Who would that be in your life....and why??

For me, it has always been Peter. In so many ways I can find similarities between my walk with the Lord and with Peter’s. In Peter’s early days of following the Lord he was always quick to speak or react, but not so quick to take time to think before doing that.

Over my years of serving the Lord I have found myself doing those same kinds of things.
I feel like there have been so many times that the Lord has had to reign me in and tell me to take some time and think a situation through but acting on it.

Even when Peter denied the Lord three times, he never completely turned away from Him. No, he followed from a distance; knowing the sin in his own heart, but still so drawn to the Lord that he couldn’t completely leave him. I have been there too.

And when I read the passage in John (my favorite passage in the entire Bible) I can feel the emotion of Peter as he had that conversation with the Lord.

John 21:15-19 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
(16) He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. (17) He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
(18) Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
(19) This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

I could go on and on about this topic ~ but today I want to hear from others ~ so share with me, either by leaving a comment, or posting it on your own blog for others to read too. If you do that, drop me a comment to let me know so I can read what you have to say.

Have a great day everyone!!!!


Joyce's Ramblings said...

I get peace from thinking of the thief on the cross.

Lord God and Savior said...

"Thief on the cross"

Very interesting observation.

Any thoughts?


I would like to be like Esther, when Mordecai told her "and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Esther's answer---and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.

I would like to be a witness of God's great love to me, as well as the world, even though to me I might have to sacrifice anything. I would truly like to be that kind of witness. connie from Texas

Janice said...

Joseph is one of mine. He was the first person I ever taught about in a children's Bible Club. I fell in love with the fact he is a great, not perfect, picture of Christ. our son's middle name is Joseph.