Thursday, February 16, 2006

Dont be a Mimosa, be a Mustard Seed.

Sending, the heart of God- Its not a task.
TOUCH N GO (God's Way). -Blessed to be a blessing.

Alter call- Many stay and cry but not going anywhere.

We like the touch part of God. He will touch you, so that you can Go.
Exo3: 7-10. "I am sending you". Its a covenental way of using man to touch man. Mark6:7. Calling- then sending. Matt9:37- to send out.

Are you willing? Willing to be sent? Isaiah 1:19-20- Willing and obedient. Is there willingness in your heart?

"Corporate Willingness"- We not only have to do things because we want to, but when your brothers want to, you Go!"
At the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart. Heb13:7-15- A harden heart- Sinful, Unbelieving, turn away from God. Ezekiel 36:26-27- Where the 1st heart surgery was done! " I'll put my spirit in you and move you"

Heb 3:1. The book of hebrews is about the Jews who have come into a new way of life. The book is directing them not to return or stay in their old ways.
Send (meaning): Look at Jesus.

What moved Jesus? In Matt9:35-38- Compassion- saw the crowds. The word Compassion meaning- Gut feeling of concern.-Sympathetic spleen.- Bowels of concern.
Its not a superficial nice, pityful feeling.
Look at: Matt9:36, Matt14:14, Matt15:32, Matt20:34.. It all says 'He saw the crowds and He met their needs. Jesus as the son of Man saw alot of things. But he didnt just have compassion on them, He did something about it.

STOP when God stirs within you.

In Matt6:19-24- One way to check your heart is demonstrated in 2Ways- 1. What your eyes want to see? 2. What your hands want to serve?
Jesus saw the crowds- What his eyes saw.... He was moved.... He served.

S E E & D O ! Matt6:33-34 Where your heart is? Is it where the kingdom of God is? A heart that treasures the kingdom of God.

Blessed are the Poor in spirit.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness.
FOR THEIRS is the kingdom of God. If God had a biased, its towads the poor(humility) and persecuted. In Luke 4:18-19, This was the declaration of Jesus' Ministry.
Ministry to the poor is not an option. Its what you and i must be involved in.

What must i do to inherit Eternal life? Luke10:25-35. Two saw the man and walked past. One saw him and had compassion. The Priest and the leivite- Their eyes were not open. But the samaritian's (business man of that time) eyes were open! The samaritian did not do everything. But he did something. He used his own donkey not others. And that matters.

In Mark10:17-27- ( he called Jesus- Good master) He didnt see Jesus as God, only as a teacher. In vrse 12: said wont it be difficult to enter. Whatever you are doing with God on your side.- You cant possibly do everything by yourselves.

Matt25:21-46. In Matt25 its talking about the closing of Jesus' ministry, last story, last teaching, serving the poor. In Luke too, its an open declaration for the Poor.

We think its doing the mission of God but its about the heart of God.
Words are inadequate- Its about the presence of God.

Its not about the Acts of kindness. Its about the presnece of God in you and i, in the midst of us. The scripture says 44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' And so what it says is: If you did it for that person, You did it for Me" for Me here refers to for God.