Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

Psalm 81 Genesis 45:16-281 Corinthians 8:1-13Mark 6:13-29
Pharoah said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘‘Do this: load your animals and go back to the land of Canaan. Take your father and your households and come to me, so that I may give you the best of the land of Egypt.’”— Genesis 45:16-28
Sounds like a plan to me. Sounds good. It turned out very badly for the Israelites, however, the descendents of this old man, Jacob, who merely wanted to see his beloved son, Joseph, before he died.

If we carelessly offer blessings to others without first bathing the situation in soaking prayer, we may be doing more harm than good, in the long run. If, after much prayer, you still wish to offer those blessings and you feel peace in your heart about doing so then, by all means, go forward with your plan. If, as you pray, you feel any hesitation in your spirit, ask Him to show you what is causing that. We are now enveloped in a period of discernment . . . listening to our hearts and what God is speaking to them. When this is over, if you have been diligent in participating in these listening sessions, you should be able to understand this process. It is simple. Don’t complicate it.

Father/Mother God, give us wisdom, knowledge and understanding to do your will in the world, remembering that enabling those who would use us is of no profit to either of us, except to teach us a hard lesson. Show us your face in the needs of others, and let all of our charity lead toward self-sustaining behavior on the part of those we would bless. AMEN Selah

— Mary Carolyn Lawson

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