Thursday, March 01, 2007

Numbers 28 & 29; Mark 8


What do you leave in your wake?
That was the question that started my morning…..how about you, what do you leave in your wake? And then I come and THIS is the quote that I read right off….
"We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples. " ~ John Piper…..

My answer was I think I leave people confused or that I did but that in my head and heart now I am trying to be curious and leave them stimulated and agitated as well as in my curiousity loved….not sure that’s what I leave but it IS what I desire to leave and passion, a passion suddenly born in me of Him….but that scares me because my passion for God seems to me to be….well I really think it’s a question better asked of others but in thinking about it (and of course I think about it A LOT, obsess much??) I do or will become more conscious of what I leave…right??? The difference between thinking …’I don’t give a shit what you think’ and ‘I can’t care what you think.’…..for me that’s huge…..if I continue to obsess about what ‘you’ think it will always and forever be about me....

an aroma pleasing to the LORD….over and over in Numbers it's about the sacrifices and their being an aroma pleasing to the LORD.... were You…are You so present that aroma’s were present and pleasing to You…God of the Universe so present as to experience aroma’s…why does that just stun me this morning and are YOU still that present??? Weird……..kinda weird……because IF YOU are still that present…….
I pray to ‘feel’ You and get weirded out by how very close and present You could be……You are????

After feeding thousands with 7 loaves and few fishes…..granted maybe these particular Pharisees hadn’t witnessed it …were his miracles ever witnessed by the Pharisees?? …..Mark 8: 11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. 12 He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it." 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.
14The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. 15"Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."
16 They discussed this with one another and said, "It is because we have no bread."
17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember? 19When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" "Twelve," they replied.
20 "And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?" They answered, "Seven."
21 He said to them, "Do you still not understand?"

5 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

I dont know what I leave behind anymore...

Christopher said...

"God of the Universe so present as to experience aroma’s…why does that just stun me this morning and are YOU still that present??? Weird……..kinda weird……because IF YOU are still that present…….
I pray to ‘feel’ You and get weirded out by how very close and present You could be……You are???" very relatable...i just discovered you lets wrestle blog...sorry it took me so long to visit it...

Smitty said...

Many interesting points here...

What would I leave behind? Right now, I don't even want to think about that. I guess a bunch of questions, but yet a search for the answers.

Is God present enough to experience aromas? Interesting thought. Don't know the answer, but I do know that He is present in my life every single day.

By the way, I answered your question on my blog. Check it out!

Bruce said...

Some of us leave good things in our wake, some leave bad, but sadly a lot of us don't leave a wake at all. May we all be an aroma pleasing to God, and may our wake we leave behind not turn someone else over.

B~

Jeff said...

mostly, I have not been to concerned with what or who I have left in my wake.

I chalked that up to passion and single mindedness...then.

now, I seem to be trying to leave peices of myself. cutting and crucifying the flesh that keeps me from experienceing His aroma