Getting Your Way

He had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.  {Hebrews 2:17}

Inspiration Quote of the Day:

I will do my best. That is all I can do.  I ask for your help and God’s.

Love Quote of the Day:

“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones the ones at home.”
Do you realize how much worry, frustration and anxiety you could save yourself by simply letting go of the need to always get your way? Getting your way, just for the sake of getting your way, adds no value to your life, and can seriously sour your moments and relationships.

In a similar vein, proving you’re right, just for the sake of proving you’re right, brings you nothing worthwhile. Mainly, it gives people reasons to resent you and avoid you. Trying to impress people with how rich or stylish or sophisticated
or informed you are, can also be a big waste of your life. Seek instead to connect in a friendly, genuine, humble and caring way, and your efforts will bring much more fulfilling fruit.

Life gives you too many good opportunities for you to be wasting your time on pursuits that won’t do you any good. Put your time and energy not into satisfying your shallow ego, but into making positive, meaningful progress. Certainly it is important to do what you intend to do and to make yourself and your perspectives understood. Yet there’s nothing to be gained by alienating other people in your life in order to meet your goals. Look for ways to give your love and focused, caring efforts to life. That will bring you considerably more joy and fulfillment than merely getting your way.

Reassurance

I find reassurance in the words of Jesus. Jesus’ encouraging words to the paralyzed man provide me with comfort and reassurance even today: “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven … Stand up, take your bed and go to your home.” Being in the presence of One who inspired such faith must have been reassuring!

The comfort that Jesus’ faith brought to others is available to me through my own faith in God. The words of Jesus resonate within my soul, and each time I recall them, I am reminded of the power of God’s presence active in my own life. The words of Jesus are my comfort at all times and my means of reconnecting my awareness to the infinite power of God.

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

There are not many things the Bible says Jesus “had” to do. This is a key one. Jesus had to be one of us. Notice that he did this so he could be like us, his brothers (and sisters) in every way. The reason? So he could be the perfect and faithful high priest who not only made atonement for our sins, but was also the atoning sacrifice for those sins. Incredible!

My Prayer…

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the incredible sacrifice you made so I could be adopted into our Father’s family and become your younger sibling in our eternal family. Thank you for this grace that was motivated out of your love and carried out by your loving faithfulness.

Through your name, Lord Jesus, I offer my praise and thanks to our Father. Amen.

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