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A MIND

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

I said to myself, “My mind is made up. It is going to be done the way I want it done and there is not going to be any other discussion!” This is a common phrase. You might have heard your parents say it. You might have said it to your own child or even to a spouse, friend or coworker. Amazing how our minds just get made up!

Peter’s mind did the same thing. It got made up. His mind was determined to not let Jesus fulfill what Jesus came to do…go to Jerusalem and die on a cross. He did it because he loved Jesus and didn’t want to see him die. Jesus is quick to rebuke him and tell him he has his mind set on the things of men and not on that of heaven.

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Zebulon

I remember worshiping with a group of pastors down in Zebulon.  Zebulon…what kind of name is that?  I mean who thinks to name their city that?  So I pondered it, thought about it, then of course, I GOOGLED IT!  I knew first off that it was one of the tribes of Israel, but I also found out that Zebulon is a Hebrew name and it means exalted and greatly honored.  Let me tie that back into my worship experience.

 

There I sat waiting for the meeting to begin and a praise band came out and the leader of the band said to us all, “Welcome, it is time for us to feed YOU!”  What he meant by that was that after all the work of the church is done, the people are ministered to, and all the rest, it was high time we got fed too!  You know something…I needed it.  It reminded me of something that I am constantly telling you…GOD LOVES YOU!  Then I started to think about Zebulon…exalted and greatly honored.  That is exactly what I felt like in worship last night.  I felt lifted up.  I felt honored.  I felt like God’s love and attention was focused on nothing but me…and you know something…IT WAS!

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