Indignation

Indignant

According to free dictionary dot-com it means this: angered at something unjust or wrong

The meekest of all men was indignant on a day certain. Do you know why?

Mark 10: 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. source 

The disciples were shooing the children away. Preventing them from speaking to Jesus; preventing them from the pleasure of His company, or hearing Him speak to them and experiencing His holy touch.  

I don’t think Jesus has changed His mind. I think keeping a child from coming to Jesus to experience Him still brings indignation. So what manner of adults should we be? This has been with me a couple of days; thought I’d share.

Friday evening has arrived. Blessed Shabbat to you all. 

Kathie 

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Deuteronomy 7: but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.   source 

Let us be awash today in the love and authority of our Father! 

Kathie

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Praying for holy changes today in my Tribeyour Tribe, every Tribe.  

It’s a good prayer. It can be directed to cover a world of ground. 🙂

But let me bring this real close.  Intimate marital relationships. In the best of loves, busyness happens.  And I saw a prayer key today found in Romans 12. As the Apostle penned this message from the Father the target audience was brothers and sisters in the Messianic Community. What if we pull this in and let our target be the hubby (wife-y)? 

Romans 12: Let love be without hypocrisy—detesting what is evil, holding fast to the good. 10 Be tenderly devoted to one another in brotherly love; outdo one another in giving honor. 11 Do not be lagging in zeal; be fervent in spirit. Keep serving the Lord, 12 rejoicing in hope, enduring in distress, persisting in prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the *kedoshim, extending hospitality.   source
(*saints NKJV)    (KT suggestion – *spouse)

Without a lot of elaboration can we get a vivid picture here? I see that word: brotherly. I have a thought on that:  ‘friendly’ affection produces friendlier 🙂 affection, does it not?  And for the purposes of this conversation that is more than alright, wouldn’t you agree?  

Did you notice that if you take the of busyness and make it an I the word becomes business. Perhaps we should make it our business to not let our marriages become so busy that ‘friendly’ affection disappears; for when it goes, friendlier affection will follow. Got it? 

Hence the prayer: I pray we both will be willing to prefer one another over all the distractions associated with day-to-day living; including, but not limited to, family, friends, media, work, and yes even the Church. Hope this helps.  I’m appreciating it but, I know practice is what really counts! 🙂

Kathie

Aunt Clara Priceless

Thinking about my Tribe this morning; praying for my Tribe and realizing I am privileged to have 51 people (and counting) to call my own. Fifty one family related people to varying degrees I have influenced or shall influence. Oh that is sobering because I am not confident that all those influences have been understood as intended or perhaps have not been good at all. Because my date of birth is more than 6 decades ago my Tribe spans four generations; who knows if I thrive long enough I may see this Tribe reach five generations! 

As I pen this I am thinking I should clarify this Tribe I am talking about as perhaps all of us are simultaneously members of more than one Tribe. Oh that is more work than I want to do at this setting – identifying Tribes.

This Tribe. Family that I care about. Family that I pray for. Family that I ask GOD to mess with. Family made family by blood, by marriage, by adoption.  And when you put all that together. Yep there are 51 of us so far! And what will these generations say of me when I no longer grace this planet? I don’t have as long as I have had to make it good! And should that be of concern to me? Yes, if it encourages me and no if it overwhelms me.

Truth! Of these 51 (and counting) it is highly unlikely that of the majority of them I am even on their radars more than once or twice in a year or so. My influence does not reach that far! And you know what? That’s okay. Because prayer does!  

A case in point. My daddy had a brother named Arch; he married a woman named Clara.  In my adolescent years I spent some time with Uncle Arch and Aunt Clara, not a lot; later I learned that daily Aunt Clara prayed for me. Even today that is priceless to me!

So to adopted ones and those who have even a little of my DNA or have even a little of JT’s DNA and those married to someone who has a bit of either our DNA(s): you are my Tribe and very often your name is spoken in prayer. And I’m hoping the day will come that information is Aunt Clara priceless to you. 

Now, I am curious. Have you sat to identify your Tribe? 

Just Me ~ ~ ~