Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not my own but is from the one who sent me.
Whoever chooses to do his will shall know whether my teaching is from God or whether I speak on my own.
Whoever speaks on his own seeks his own glory, but whoever seeks the glory of the one who sent him is truthful, and there is no wrong in him.
Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?” The crowd answered, “You are possessed! Who is trying to kill you?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “I performed one work and all of you are amazed
because of it. Moses gave you circumcision—not that it came from Moses but rather from the patriarchs—and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.
If a man can receive circumcision on a Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a whole person well on a Sabbath?
– Jn 7:16-23
I am going to apologize up front for two things, one missing yesterday’s post, and for the formatting for the passage on this post. It is one of those mornings where technology and Lucas are not playing well with each other. It happens sometimes, and today I am sure technology and me will get back in line with each other.
This Lent has been really transforming for me, in many ways. I have found renewed spirit, and I honestly have seen a change in myself. It is a small change, but I have seen it. I don’t know if anyone else can tell, but that part doesn’t really matter, I know it has happened, and I can only attribute it to God. It is very subtle, but I feel happier, even with all the strife and trials going on, I feel happier.
I can also say, I have found a renewed love for my Wife, she has been a rock during the past few weeks. She is way too good for me, and way more than I ever have deserved in life, but yes, she is my better half. Through everything, no matter what, she has been there. She has seen my faults, and instead of being unforgiving, she still loves me. No matter what, I know that we have something special together.
How does this relate to today’s message? Well, it is simple, God did not have to do his work in my heart, but he chose to. He doesn’t stop just because the day is a certain day of the week. I have a past that some people would look at and say, why would this man deserve any sort of redemption or saving Grace? God overlooks that and will work on anyone at anytime, we just have to be willing to do His will.