February 11, 2018
Jesus loved Martha, Mary and Lazarus. He often visited their home and He stayed there during Holy Week before his crucifixion.
Now that home in Bethany represents your Inward Life and you will be amazed to know that you also play the roles of - Martha, Mary and Lazarus.
LAZARUS: At one time you too were dead in trespasses and sins, but because of His great love for you He raised you. Now, you are feasting at the table with Him.
MARTHA: After you got saved you got so busy in working for the Lord. You became careful about many things and desired to satisfy the Lord with your work. But the Lord was longing for you to stay focused on Him, hear Him continually and do His will.
MARY: Now Jesus is calling you to choose the good part that will not be taken away from you. Therefore, turn inward, into your own interior life and start seeing Jesus inside you continually, and live with Him. God has two residences, one in heaven and the other in you. You are His house on this earth. Discipline yourself to turn inward to Jesus, gaze at His face, love Him, commune with Him and always be aware of His presence IN you.
Jesus says, “Why do you see me without (outside) when I am within (inside)”. Jesus takes great pleasure when His children fellowship with Him within. Let Jesus be in the center of your being and not your Self because that place belongs to Him. Then He will root out from you all the works of the flesh and all the influence of the world. Grow in the Word of God and in your oneness with Jesus - you will then become a vessel fit for the master’s use.
God bless you!
S. R. Manohar
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