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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Monday, April 14, 2014

L is for Luke

          We are reading through and discussing the Gospel of Luke in our care group.  A care group is a small group from church that meets in homes to care for one another and to learn more about what the Bible teaches.  Sometimes we will focus on a topic; other times a book of the Bible.  Sometimes we just get together to have some food and fellowship. 

          I was glad we picked the Gospel of Luke in the Bible to look at over the coming weeks.  It’s been on my heart to spend more time just focusing on Jesus especially as we lead up to Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Often times we get caught up in what we are supposed to do as Christians, what we are supposed to think, what experiences we are having.  Jesus can get lost in our lives.   He becomes the buzzword, the pat answer for the Sunday school class, “Jesus, God, the Bible.” 

“Oh Lord, forgive us that we would allow You to become routine in our lives.”

          I was determined to get to know my Jesus more fully, and the Gospel of Luke is just the place to go to do that.   Spending time with Jesus in the Gospel of Luke is an eye opening, a heart opening experience.  I have been reminded over and over again, not only from the text, but from voices all around me that this Jesus is no ordinary man.  The text certainly bears witness that this is someone special.  Is it possible for Him to have been anyone but God?  I am trying to listen more closely and look more intently, remembering Who it is I am walking with in this narrative.  These are the words God wanted recorded that we would know the truth. 

          Learning is a good L word too.  The more I can learn, the more I know.  The more I know, the more I understand.  The more I understand the more I realize just how little I know and how much there is to learn.  You could study the book of Luke for a long time and not learn or know or understand all that’s there to be revealed about the person of Jesus.   One thing for sure:  He is not mundane in any way. 

                       Faith is based in knowledge and I want to know more. 

 “It seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.”  Luke 1:3-5 

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  1. The more I understand the more I realize just how little I know and how much there is to learn.

    This defines what I feel about myself as a writer.

    Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2014, My Latest post

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  2. So agree with you, Damyanti. Life and writing are wonderful adventures of learning. It excites me as new things unfold before me. I thank you for stopping by. May you be blessed. Maria

  3. I love those groups that meet in the home, so intimate and warm. My hubby and I did those for awhile. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for dropping in at Writer's Alley. It was wonderful seeing your comment there! Enjoy the rest of the AtoZ!

    Sheri at Writer's Alley

    Home of Rebel Writer CREED 2014
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    1. Well worth the trip over, Sherrie. Thanks for returning the visit. Maria

  4. Learning is a good "L" word. It's something we should do all our lives!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sherry. I agree that learning is a lifetime adventure. God bless, Maria

  5. Visiting from A/Z; that is a great study to do in your home group (we call them small groups at our church; we are just finishing Jennifer Kennedy Dean's Living a Praying Life, excellent study). I too want to learn all I can about Jesus; I think we will continue to learn about him the rest of our days here on earth and then we are so blessed to be able to spend eternity with him!


    1. Hi Betty, Thanks for coming for a visit. I agree that we can never learn enough about our Jesus. We are so blessed as you say. God bless, Maria

  6. Hi, I'm visiting you because you visited me. Love this post! I turn to the book of Luke often. Thanks for sharing.


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