Thursday, May 19, 2011

My 2011 Assignment...

Not far into January 2011, I was busy about the house with the radio providing background music and commentary.  KHCB was on as usual at my home.  I wasn't paying too much attention until I heard words that came straight from the station to my heart with piercing precision.  I was walking through my living room as a voice was reading a passage of scripture.  I was only vaguely aware until about the middle of the room when my hearing was acutely captured by some words which Jesus had spoken to the man from whom he'd just cast a legion of demons.  Those words were,  
"Return home and tell how much God has done for you."

My first thought was, "That's it!!!  That's what Jesus not only said to the formerly demon possessed man in the region of the Gerasenes, but he's saying the same to me today!" 

It was as though I heard Jesus giving me his plan for the way he wanted me to make him known this year.  It seemed I heard him say to me, "tell how much God has done for you."

My next thought was, if I am supposed to tell what God has done for me, what is it that he has done?

So I began a search.
  1. Where is this story told in the Bible?
  2. What was going on in the life of Jesus at that time?
  3. What circumstances led to this statement?
  4. Who else witnessed these words?
  5. What was the response of the formerly demon-possessed man?
  6. What was the result of his actions?
  7. What am I to do with these ideas?
  8. How can I implement this plan?
  9. What results will there be if I begin to implement this plan?
I will be seeking to answer these questions as I follow what I felt and still feel are words spoken to me by Jesus as I heard his words coming from my radio last January.

And I'll greatly appreciate other responses to these words of Jesus -
“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”
Luke 8: 38-39  The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, 
but Jesus sent him away, saying, 
“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” 
So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

1 comment:

MaryDean said...

A direct word of instruction from! Just remember that He always prepares the way ahead of us to receive everything that He asks us to do even as He has equipped us with all we need for the task. So, as you press on be blessed!