In times when I am wavering or I am in the pit or my spirit has been crushed by someones hurtful words or actions, The Lord is faithful and reminds me, Child, I will work it out for your good and my glory. Stay focused on me and not your situation. Our Sovereign God, Our intercessor, Our redeeming savior will change his posture to meet YOU AND ME in the pit or right where we are knocked down or (set) on the ground. He will bend down for us just like he did for the woman caught in adultery that John shared with us in scripture. Notice in the scripture below how many times Jesus changes his posture in this scripture. It is something we miss so many times when we read this passage.
Yes, I still battle the old me at times.The one that wants to surface and would like to give the person that offended me a piece of my mind or a good smack upside the head or both ~ BUT, I know this is not the right thing to do. We are CALLED to be like Christ. Our Pastor Chris has named his current sermon series, I Have Decided ~ Just like the song we sung as children. I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, NO TURNING BACK. For me to want to lay hands on them literally maybe taking scripture out of context, just a little. Ha ~ Seriously though, We have all been there. In these times we must remind ourselves, what is written? There is nothing new under the sun. There is a scripture to hold on to about our situation. Lord, how do I react? What do I pray? I am so thankful to the comforter. In his ever so loving way he reminds me of this scripture. In Romans 8 : 26,27- we are reminded that the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us through wordless groans. AND he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. I am so thankful ~
Notice … when they had set her in the midst…..
New King James Version – But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?”6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
11 She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”