Mark 1:6

[Office internet was down last Friday hence late posting.]

Welcome the Lord; Observe the Scripture

Recognise What is true

John is an outsider — part of the wilderness.

The points raised here are not held against John. They are used to show that John is not worldly or graceful.

This lack is worth pointing out because it shows that John was focussed on more important things: his mission as baptist and forerunner.

Though to take

John knew his mission was important so he kept his focus on that and was not distracted by worldly temptations. I am not good as resisting distractions. I can be better at that by having more faith in my mission — not as grand as John’s, but in some ways the same. My real mission, over and above providing for my family, is preparing the way for the Lord, bringing Him closer to earth and earth closer to Him.

TtT

  • Be clear about what my mission really is
  • Have faith in my mission

Help, Yield

This positive message has helped keep me on the straight and narrow.

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  1. I’m really enjoying reading your thoughts and insights, David. And I really love this, “My real mission, over and above providing for my family, is preparing the way for the Lord, bringing Him closer to earth and earth closer to Him.” You are on mission, my friend! And God is showing in and through you! I’m praying your family takes notice and is not only amazed, but drawn closer to God because of it!

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    • Dear Beth, thank you for your encouragement! I found this a very positive verse. As for the family, I am still mostly putting my own house in order. I want to start showing leadership this year (and it’s already June!) and I am moving in that direction. Our son seeks me out a bit more often for example.

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