Wow! A CLOUD of witnesses! Not only what you see observes/affects your actions. Very humbly I wish to point out – MEMORY. An automatic recorder of your life! I was touched to experience right after my accident and in my lifeless coma (supported by pressors and intubation…) everything is known. There is no ‘hiding place’ from The Eye of God!
A very brief example was Jonah in the belly of a whale. Yes! He must have given an account of the events in his life…yet! The whale spat his partially digester self on the coast of the city he was led to go when he ‘ran’ from doing The will of God!
He did pray (“Of course!!!” You will say!) But, to Whom/What? He gave account of everything that occurred. How we know that Jonah was wrong in his actions? He did (eventually) as Led by The Spirit and the people of Nineveh repented! Yet, Jonah sat on a hill observing to see destruction: Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. Jonah 4:5
Remember this always!
The results of his ‘judgement’? God Sends A Hot East Wind And The Sun Beats Down On Jonah So That He Wants To Die. Jonah 4:8
Is there a weight about your heart that needs to be cast aside?
People, it is impossible to state that there is a ‘less’ important part of The Word! The Word is ONE!!! HALLELUJAH, Amen!!!
Think on this: When John says the “Word became flesh,” he is referring to God taking on huManity through Jesus. This means that Jesus is eternally ONE with God (John 1:1-2) and reveals The Father to us as The ONLY begotten Son (John 3:16).
Hard to understand/believe! Jesus being God in the flesh before His first recorded miracle (turning water to wine) knowing exactly what He was here for when prompted by His mother stated:
On the third day, there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:1-5).
I have pondered this occasion! In truth, why did Mary tell Jesus? What was His part? Yes! She, in some way had a role to play in the wedding; noting that the wine was finished. What was her relationship to the family of the couple at Cana. But, most significantly, Mary had experienced supernatural occurrences in her life from her dream before she was married and was still a virgin, her birth and visit by the three wise men; the dream to ‘escape’ to Egypt, the miracles of Jesus…it goes on!
Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”
“Who are My mother and My brothers?” He asked.
Then He looked at those seated in a circle around Him and said, “Here are My mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
Why do we share this? We are always running the race while we have breath; so stay prayed up!