Thirty Days of Prayer - Day Seventeen


Mathew 4:19 - He said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people!”

Mark 4:10 – “When he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables”. Sometimes allows situations in our lives that would call for a time of solitude with Him. God may allow this by affliction, temptation, heartbreak, disappointment, sickness or by simply thwarting affection by a broken relationship by a loved one. When He gets us absolutely alone, and we are dumbfounded by the situation and we cannot even ask a question – then He begins to expound and make things clearer to our minds so that we can know Him better. When you look at the life of Jesus Christ with the disciples, it was the disciples who were perplexed by His deeds and not the crowds outside.  

They kept asking Him questions and He would answer their questions without hesitating, expounding on the things they did not know and what it meant for the future. But at that point, they were still very much dependent on him. They could not fully comprehend the things they were told. It was until they had received the Holy Spirit that what they were being taught became even clearer, the counselor The Holy Spirit would teach them from the depth of their hearts – (John 14:26). If you are safe with God in your standing with Him, and the only way God intends to be clear with you is in His dealing with your soul. You cannot fully understand someone else’s sorrows and perplexities, they look like a confusion to you, but through prayer and a close walk with God, one gets to a point of knowing God better and understands a little more of how to deal with others.

Sometimes we claim to understand things about other people but in reality, we do not until God Himself gets us to a point of knowing ourselves as we are, then we can use that position as a reflection of ourselves to others. There are tracts of stubbornness and ignorance that to be revealed by the Holy Spirit in each one of us and it can only be done when we allow Jesus to work in our lives. Where are we at right now? Are we alone with Him or we are still lost in our self-importance and personal notions of our fussy comradeship in God’s service, fussy ideas about our bodies and all that? Jesus can only expound on when we come to a point of once we are done with the noisy questions in our head and are alone with Him,  

Pst. Evans Lugusa Lisimba

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Kelly Kellum