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Saturday, July 24, 2004

(Obedience) Universal Reflection

"If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet."

"For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you."

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him." ~John13/14.17

--> I think this is one of the most puzzling things I have noticed about Jesus Christ (aka the Daysman). He never lorded his authority over others. I mean, if you had power over the entire universe, wouldn't you command action and expect it? But with his power he displayed responsibility, proving that power does not exist to be served, but rather to serve. We all have power at various levels. But are we serving those underneath us, enabling them to experience a better life or are we using power to make ourselves fat and gluttonous? Why is it that following his footsteps demands that I leave behind my selfish desires? I use to think of myself as a good person (I don't do drugs, I don't sleep around, I don't cuss as I use to). But he reveals my selfishness towards others. I still have that. I must get rid of it. I must serve--no meet the needs of others. That is my purpose towards my brethren on earth. Selah.

"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." ~John13/34.35

--> Loving people even when they do not love you. Is it possible to love someone who utterly seeks your destruction? Can you focus your energy in caring for those who hate you? Even loving those who share similar thoughts you at times are angry with them. Loving them can be hard, frustrating and most of all, hard. But we must love them and care for them. I must look at them as God would look at them, realizing their potential that lies underneath. The past does not define us, but the future does. I must seek that and focus on that. But I must love them as they are in the present. Focus on that and never let go. Never let go to what they have for my life. Sometimes I feel low on my "love level," even towards my brethren. Even if I never see them again, I must still love them.

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

"If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him." ~John14/6.7

--> Daysman is the way towards salvation! He is also the way in my daily affairs. So many times I try to present myself just as I am before God, outside of his will and offer up petitions to him! But, when I am in his will, as well as the Daysman's, my prayers are answered rather swiftly! He has answered everything from getting Gmail, to understanding HTML, to find support for the church in India, he has answered all! I wonder if I should write a journal for answered prayers. Maybe I will, and do a timeline for it! Selah!

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."

"And whatsoever ye shall ask in my my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." ~John14/12.13

--> Greater works than Daysman? Can a man walk the earth and divide time into two? Look at it! We mark our calendars either B.C. or A.D. I do not understand how we can do greater works than Daysman himself, but I can accept the second part telling us that whatever we ask in his name shall be accomplished. Hmm...I think I will start another blogger charting my prayer activity. I will right after my Higgaion. Selah!

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." ~John14/27

--> I love this part of Daysman the most! No matter what happens in my life, how my nation goes, what direction I head into, I know that the Daysman will be there and will always be give his peace to  me. Like the eye of a hurricane, I will remain calm despite my circumstances. I will overcome and move on. I will succeed by his power and grace. Daysman, I know that you are watching me, and I thank you for all that you have done for me. I can not wait to see you at the end of life, and bow before your throne. You have always been there for me and have been my closest friend as well as my master. May glory and honor go to you forever. Selah!

"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." ~John15/7


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