Further Study of Lazarus

John 11:44 states “And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.  Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”  While pondering this verse, it is revealed to me that often times I see others as they were years ago or think of something they had said or done.  Certainly, I would want others to release certain things of my years-ago past.  Today, I will be conscious of my thinking of others and refute thoughts that may not show myself or others in light!  God sees us as His beloved children and I choose to do the same!  In doing so, I let only light and love in.

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Raising Lazarus

While studying John 11 about the raising of Lazarus from the dead, it is so obvious to me that Jesus can only do that with Love in His heart and thinking.  This is so much more than positive thinking but the realization that God is Life!  John 11: 41 to 43 reads ” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid.  And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou has heard me.  And I knew that thou hearest me always; but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may  believe that thou hast sent me.  And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.”

As I go through the day and I work at keeping my thought raised,  I can see limitless possibilities and the exact opposite happens if I let darkness enter my thinking.  Becoming more and more clear, it is my choice on how I see things!  My goal is to see only through God’s/Love’s eyes.

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Faithful or Faithless

As I sit at my desk this morning, studying my Bible lesson and praying, there is a nagging doubt whether or not  my prayer will be answered.  Immediately, I realize this thought is not from God!  The raising of Lazarus is in the lesson and I read where Mary was doubtful that anything could be done for her brother who had been pronounced dead four days earlier.  But Jesus ignored this lack of faith and as John 11:41-44 states, ” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid.  And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said Father, I thank thee that thou has heard me.  And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.  And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.  And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.  Jesus saith unto the, Loose him, and let him go.”  Even Mary’s lack of faith could not hinder the Christ.  Lazarus was still raised up.

My daily prayer is for more grace and discernment and is done in steps, not overnight.  I will be gentle with myself as I grow spiritually daily.

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