“But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.”
We have to take the responsibility to sometimes say “no” despite being invested in being empathetic people.
Jesus knew His remit which made Him ignore some cries.
“He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Sometimes we have to determine where our focus should be and ignore what is not our assignment.
We have to discover what our Father’s business is in us and choose to walk with purpose there partnering and grouping with the right people.
When we first become pregnant we do not know in full what the whole story will be that has to unfold.
There is a new dimension to our lives that travels in parallel with the old. We awaken into what is new and break free of what was.
Acceptance of what is in reality releases us from any vain imaginings. We come to appreciate and value the now and present state and place. Where God is present there we need to be too.
Being pregnant with Jesus transforms us. We receive Him, conceive Him on the inside as our living hope as Mary did.
Our next step is to find an Elizabeth because what is growing within us responds to the life within her. We sense being like purpose partners with another. We feel the life kick within us.
We may have known many friends but there is strong connection with but few who we sense our lives to be connected with.
In our natural and our spiritual journeying we have to become intentional.
We become confrontational and make boundaries giving our ‘No’ to borrowers and ‘yes’ to fellow provision makers.
We can only give if we can walk away without expectation or need of repayment.
We have to be responsible for our own life and salvation. We have to use to the full what we have. What we call nothing has value.
“And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.””
When we have no debt it is not a burden passed on to the next generation we are required to be asset rich. Use only what we own to become debt free.
“She came and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest.””
God gives us preparation time and direction to focus upon.
Seldom would we have the whole picture, just enough, just what is necessary for us to sense the right action, direction, purpose, destination and outcome.
It is always our choice, decision, acceptance or ignoring that dictates the journey and outcome.
The illustration shows having Jesus gestating within us, an expectation of a new, as yet unknown, as Mary must have pondered upon as she expected His arrival into the world. Bringing Light that emanates to push back the darkness.
Four Scriptures that come to mind:
“And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.”Matthew 15:21, 23 ESV
“He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”Matthew 15:24 ESV
“And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” 2 Kings 4:2 ESV
“She came and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest.” 2 Kings 4:7 ESV
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