A Samaritan Is One Who Lives His Life In Such A Way That Others May Find Life June 20, 2014
It never ceases to amaze me how much one parable of the Lord’s reveals of His Kingdom. This is especially true of the parable of the Good Samaritan. Yesterday for some reason (probably the world news) I was weary beyond all reason, full of that sense of wanting to be finished. This morning I awoke to these words, “A SAMARITAN IS ONE WHO LIVES HIS LIFE IN SUCH A WAY THAT OTHERS MAY FIND LIFE”. This was a fresh view, something I needed very much. I turned my mind toward the LORD and this WORD.
Our Father is so good. He gives a drink to the thirsty even before they ask. WHAT KIND OF LOVE IS THIS? Do you get weary along the Way of life? Does it sometimes seem that keeping on is impossible? It is at times like these that our Lord, the Samaritan, meets us with a cup of fresh water.
Today, in this blog, I want to focus on the promise that the Samaritan gave to the Innkeeper, “Take care of him: and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you.” (Luke 10: 35b). This is the promise to the Innkeeper, that when more is needed, more will be given. Solid ground, the word of the Samaritan gave focus and energy to continue. The Samaritan and the Innkeeper were still partners in this effort.
Are you good at holding the ground of your word? Indeed, yesterday I was faint in this very matter. Today I am re-centered with the clarity of the Holy Spirit’s word to me, a refocus of my heart, soul and strength. “A SAMARITAN IS ONE WHO LIVES HIS LIFE IN SUCH A WAY THAT OTHERS MAY FIND LIFE”. When we get distracted to our perceptions of how others are living their lives our strength begins to wane and our ability to make personal choices becomes weak and often confused. Restoration lies in the change of focus to how we are living up to our own word concerning our own lives. Am I living in such a way that others may find life? That is empowering!
If you are discouraged concerning what you hear of the condition of our world today, stop and refocus. How are you living today? Be empowered to live your life abundantly. “The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)
THANKS BE TO GOD WHO GIVES US LIFE.