Luke 2:19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. This is an interesting verse about Mary. It describes 3 responses to the truth about Jesus. First, she “treasured up all these thing.” She kept them in her MEMORY. Then she “pondered them.” She thought about them with her MIND. And she had them “in her heart.” She had deep love and AFFECTION for the things she was discovering about her baby Jesus.
We, too, need to REMEMBER all God has done for us in the past. Keep a journal, write a poem, make a list – do something to remember His faithfulness. We’ll be far less likely to doubt His goodness in the present if we remember it in the past.
THINK about what you now about Him and His Word. Mull it over, ponder it, meditate on it. Fill your thoughts with God-thoughts, not thoughts of self or your troubles. And respond in LOVE from your heart. Tell Him of your love. Sing it. Pray it. Breathe it. Live it. Be saturated with His power and majesty, and your whole outlook will be different. Learn a lesson from Mary. (February 16, 2019 Kurnool, India)
How do you remember all God has done for you, or do you forget a lot of it? Do you spend time meditating on Jesus and the Bible, or is your mind too filled with other things? When is the last time you told Him you love Him? Do so now – you can’t do it too often!
Cultural Tidbit 8
men’s fashions – traditional to contemporary
Native dhotis – white long waisted wrap around cotton skirts. They wear long sleeved button down shirts
Accessorize with a printed linen towel thrown over a shoulder
traditional leisure suit – perfectly pressed pastel short-sleeved linen shirt and matching pants.
Modern – solid black pants and solid white long sleeved shirt
Contemporary – printed or plaid colored long sleeved shirt and jeans. Accessorized with a backpack
Only celebrities, politicians and Nancy wear sunglasses.
Men have thick hair their entire life – thanks to Clairol
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