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November 29, 2010

Jesus knew how to prioritize.  He was on a mission and every step was in line with His daddy’s plan.  What was amazing is that all of the other powerful and wonderful things that flowed out of Jesus’ ministry came from Him taking care of the Father’s business.

In Luke 2:49, we find Jesus informing His folks that He was keenly aware of what needed to be taken care of and that He was right where He needed to be.  They had gone to Jerusalem as a family to celebrate the Passover.  As they left the city, Jesus remained in the temple taking care of His Father’s business.  After a bit of travel they noticed He was missing and went back for Him.  They found Him in the temple amazing the teachers with His answers and questions.

“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

From the early years of Jesus’ life, we find that His course was set.  He was here to listen to His daddy and do what He said.  Again, everything that flowed from Jesus in His ministry was in line with Him doing the Father’s will.

We get so frantic, I know the Hobbses have been since we have been in transition mode.  We make our plans and we rush to do everything first.  We worry about making sure everything is taken care of.  We wind up making a mess.  Or at least, we become a mess in the process.  The Great Commission and Great Commandment go out the window while we handle all of our stuff.

The truth is, we need to plan and be wise.  However, if we would just remember Jesus and prioritize our Father’s business, everything else can take it’s proper place and we can walk in His peace.

How can we do this?  Jesus said He had to be in His Father’s house.  Is that where you are?  Have you recognized your need to be in the presence of your Heavenly Father and about His business?  Stop all of the craziness for a moment, get alone with God, worship and fellowship with Him, then ask Him what needs to be done next.

When Jesus was beginning His public ministry and was baptized by John on that day, Jesus Father said, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased”.  Jesus had been about His daddy’s business already and His daddy was pleased.


From → Faith, Hobbses, Thoughts

  1. Thanks for the encouragement!

    • Thanks for reading! I have been challenged and encouraged by your thoughts as well! Loving your blog as well!


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