Thursday, June 9, 2016

A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE

Today’s Reading: Matthew 8

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These are believed to be the ruins of Peter’s house, excavated in Capernaum. They are now protected by a church that is built over what was once a house. Scripture tells that Capernaum was also the home of the Apostles Andrew, James and John, as well as the tax collector, Matthew. Most notably, it was the hometown of Jesus during His ministry years (Matthew 4:13).

 

Key Verse: Matthew 8:15

So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them. [Peter’s mother-in-law]

In French, the words for “Mother-in-law” are “la bellemere” – “The beautiful mother.” Peter’s wife’s mother is beautiful in three ways.

First: She was touched by Jesus. His touch always brings beauty.

Second: She arose. It’s beautiful to see a person who is ready for action.

Third: She is beautiful in her desire to minister back to Jesus.

The touch of Jesus is not just for personal benefit; it’s for “OTHERS.” Has the touch of Jesus blessed you spiritually, physically, financially, socially, etc. Yes, it’s a gift for you, and it’s for God’s purpose of blessing “OTHERS.” That’s the primary word expressing gratitude to God for His blessings.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You lived Your life for others. You suffered, died and rose from the dead for others. I truly want to give my life in whatever way You lead me in the service of others. Grant me the grace to give myself away to others. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

My mother, Norma Hazel Pritchard, died when I was 12. My most vivid memories were of watching her pray on her knees for long periods of time. I was aware of the Presence of God and I would never disturb her. She had traveled to Egypt in 1924 to marry my Dad, and she used her degree in music to minister with music lessons to the girls of Egypt who had very little opportunity. Always, without exception, the first item she placed on our wall when we moved was a white and black mother of pearl motto that simply said, “OTHERS.”

God bless you,

David

 

 

18 thoughts on “Thursday, June 9, 2016

  1. Jesus touches, lives are healed. Jesus touched my life many years ago and in a moment made me into a new creation, alive in Him and dead to old ways. We all need a touch from the hand of Jesus, some of us may just need to be spiritually renewed and rejuvenated into who we are in Him today, some of us may need to come to know Him for a first time. Whatever the need, Jesus is willing and waiting to heal … to trust, to believe,and to have faith is all that is required on our part, for He is able to heal, if we are willing to let Him.

  2. God bless you, David Mainse–we love you! Jesus taught so much healing in Matthew 8. Yes, Lord, we praise You, for You came to heal us and make us believe not to fear the physical storms in life. We lean on You in faith and know that by Your mercy, love and grace, we shall be set free from pain and ultimately healed. Bring into our lives the medical means, tests, and professionals needed to help in our physical endeavors, Lord. We give You all the thanks and glory! In Jesus’ precious Name–amen, amen, and amen. Blessings, dearest saints, in the Lord.

    “I create the fruit of the lips…”
    (Isaiah 57:19, KJV)

    This I Believe (The Creed) [Lyrics] – Hillsong Worship
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-m9sRRN9MA

  3. Yes beautiful memory of your mother and a memory of my mother is that she always believed all thirteen of her children would be saved. God bless you Brother David and all the saints.

  4. Thank you Beverly Kay for your comments and all the music you post on this amazing blog! Thank you David Mainse and your family. This is my 3rd time through the Bible with you and it has been such a blessing. God bless you!

  5. Thank you, David, for today’s insights, comments, and prayers. And thank you too for the many ways in which, over the years, you’ve embodied the messages you preach. You have been blessed and are a blessing to others.

  6. I also thankyou Pastor David for the memory of your dear mother. My memory is of my mother singing The Holy City. She went to be with The Lord when I was twenty, 56 years later, in my mind I can still hear her singing Jerusalem, Jerusalem. Thanks for jogging my memory. Blessings to all Ekeabor M.

  7. I have been touched by Jesus through my BC and also my family in so many ways. Thank you Jesus.

    Thank you for sharing so many personal and wonderful stories Pastor David and other saints in the Lord.

    I am so enjoying the Vlogs.

    Blessings dear bloggers.

  8. You mentioned the touch of Jesus….I won’t go into detail but I was dealing with unforgiveness on a particular issue…and Jesus touched me. I had a vision of the area of unforgiveness pulling away into mid air and leaving me with an empy hole where it once was residing. That was several years ago and the memory is as fresh as if it happened moments ago. Thank you for sharing today about the touch of Jesus.

  9. HE TOUCHED ME OH, HE TOUCHED ME AND OH THE JOY THAT FILLED MY SOUL, SOMETHING HAPPENED AND I KNOW HE TOUCHED ME AND MADE ME WHOLE!!

    LORD JESUS THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME WHOLE, TO REACH OUT TO OTHERS SO THEY WOULD KNOW THAT IT IS YOU LORD THEY NEED TO MAKE THEM WHOLE!! JESUS SANIOUR OF MY SOUL.

    HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY EARLY IN THE MORNING MY SONG SHALL RISE TO THEE; HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, MERCIFUL AND MIGHTY, GOD IN THREE PERSONS, BLESSED TRINITY!!!

  10. Yes, Pastor David, what a precious sight you encountered, seeing your beautiful mother on her knees in prayer!!! How blessed you are!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story.

  11. So good to see and hear you David on your vlog each morning, giving honor and glory to God Our Saviour with word and deed!!

  12. I so wish I had a chance to meet and learn from your mother, my grandmother. Throughout my life, I have heard stories of her. She must have been an amazing person.

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