I want to be like Lazarus

“So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.”  John 12:10-11.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; John 12-14.

The resurrection of Lazarus was a problem for the Pharisees.

With him around, people were flocking to Jesus.

I like to apply Scripture to myself.  I ask myself this question: Are people being drawn to God on account of me?

I write this blog hoping to reach folks in the blogosphere with the Gospel.  I look at it as planting seeds.  I pray that they are good seeds and I pray that they will turned into full-blown beliefs in the Good News.

I am concerned, as usual, for the impact I am having in my midst.  I want to generate the “on account of me” positives that will influence those I am among in a Godly way.

How will I do this?  I am driven to get the days away from home (we’re visiting relatives for ten days) off to Godly starts.  I know the foolishness of trying to be Godly without lock-stepping with Him from the outset of each day.  I must be reminding myself throughout the days away that I am His and that I must act accordingly.

God loves me.  I am in His family.  How happy I must be as I live in this reality.  Now to live that out!

“Lord, thank You for bringing me into Your family.  Thank You for giving us time with our earthly family.  Help me to rightly represent You here and now.  Prick my conscience when I’m messing up so that I can get things done Your Way.  I am excited to have You with me.  All glory and honor to You, Lord God Almighty.”

I need His strength from the get-go to rightly represent Him consistently.

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