Dunnottar Castle, just south of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. Photography courtesy of Ben Bremner, https://www.facebook.com/ben.bremner3

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

Luke 4:18-19 (NASB)

I love it when different sources coincide to bring what is a definite message from the Holy Spirit; it may not happen every day, but you can’t miss it when it does happen – it is in your face.  That is our beautiful living God in action in our life. Today this scripture verse came from a regular source on Facebook; Fife’s Pulpit By The Sea which is a small fellowship near Leven. I usually share their scripture pictures on Twitter with a comment, my comment on this one today was “God’s generosity to us is for sharing, not for hiding in a cupboard!”

A short time after this my daily reading in Our Daily Bread was entitled “abundance meets need” and gave the verse (paraphrased) from 2 Corinthians 8:14 as “your plenty will supply what they need.” Thus you can see a clear message in what I read this morning, and I wanted to share it with you today.

Our Lord Jesus delivered the message in Luke’s Gospel in the synagogue, reading from the Scriptures. Then He sat down to proclaim that this scripture was about Him, and His calling. In this we have our Lord and Saviour setting an example to believers; that what we receive is for us, but not only for us. The verse from Our Daily Bread may be seen as largely practical talking of phyical need; but I saw it also talking of spiritual need in our world today. There are many starving souls in our communities that we can feed!

Dear reader, I was challenged by these words today; but I pass them on to you too. Are you challenged by them? Our Lord Jesus shared what He had while He walked this earth, and continues sharing today through those who believe and follow Him. Who can you share His message with today?

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14 thoughts on “The Heart That Shares

  1. Amen, brother! What God puts on our hearts, He pays for. He is always at work around us. Our job is to recognize His work and then to join Him there. I hope your day is going well. 🙏May the Lord Bless you and keep you, my slightly older brother! 😉I am 54 years old.

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  2. “I love it when different sources coincide to bring what is a definite message from the Holy Spirit.” Me too!! I read a book by the author Margaret Fienberg in which she calls this a “sacred echo.” Thank you for sharing the sacred echo the Lord gave you on this day.

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