Looking back, I remember a day that changed me forever. I came home from work one day and my sister Erika had a brand new cassette tape (before the days of CD’s ;)) of Michael W. Smith “Go West Young Man”. She asked me, “do you believe in Jesus?” I said, “sure I do.” She came back with, “I mean, do you have a personal relationship with him?”
I spent a lot of time searching for an image, and out of hundreds, no thousands, this one (from the Passion of Christ) just spoke to me so much.
“A woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.”
It’s here…Palm Sunday!
When I was little, one of the ways we celebrated Palm Sunday in Sunday school class was cutting out green construction paper palm leaves and waving them around shouting “Hosanna to the King of Kings!” I didn’t really understand what it all meant then but I knew that somehow I was praising Jesus and that it made Him happy.
I recently saw the movie Woodlawn, based on a true story about how during “the Jesus Movement” an entire highschool football team gave their lives to Christ.
I haven’t audibly heard the voice of God, but many times He communicates a message to me that is undeniable. I’ll feel His presence, see Him through circumstances, am given a song on my heart, have dreams or thoughts that can only come from Him.
I don’t normally share my dreams unless I feel someone out there needs to hear the message and interpretation behind it. It was a strong visual dream that I remember very clearly.
I was walking down a path next to a open road. The sky above was clear and sunny and there were oak trees and shrubbery lining the trail.
WHO am I reflecting? How does the world see ME? Is this the image I want to portray? Or am I a shining light, reflecting Christ and the joy I have in Him to everyone I come in contact with?
In Psalm 119:103 the words of God are said to be sweeter than honey. Honey was and is used today as a natural sweetener. God’s teachings bring a sweetness to the life we live. Our tongues crave a sweet dessert or treat as our lives should crave the sweetness of God and His word.