Thursday February 25- What does God have for you to do?

Gratitude

Spend five minutes focusing on a couple of things you appreciate and thank God for them.

Word

Mark 14:6-9

6‘ Leave her alone,’ said Jesus. ‘Why make trouble for her? She has done a wonderful thing for me. 7 You have the poor with you always; you can help them whenever you want to. But you won’t always have me. 8‘ She has played her part. She has anointed my body for its burial, ahead of time. 9 I’m telling you the truth: wherever the message is announced in all the world, the story of what she has just done will be told. That will be her memorial.’

Content- Perceiving God at work

Jesus gives insight into what is really happening with the precious ointment. Mary is getting him ready for his burial. She doesn’t consciously know this, but Jesus does. This is confirmation for Jesus that God really is behind the events that are happening to him during Holy Week. 

We have to realize Jesus is a human being, as well as divine. Paul gives us the best statement on this with his song from Philippians 2.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 

Jesus emptied himself of his divinity when he is on earth. The miracles and such are as a human perfectly in tune with the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t know Mary is going to do this anointing. Such an amazing act of worship must have been very encouraging. His confidence in what is coming is built up and he declares that for such a case, Mary is fulfilling a destiny God has in store for her and it will be known eternally. 

Me

God has a purpose for you in his plan. He has something in mind for you to accomplish which is one reason why you are still alive on earth. What is God preparing you for? 

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