9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
WHO do you say HE is? A healer? A teacher? A savior? A friend? The son of god?
I believe sometimes I forget who He is. I know in my mind, but forget in my flesh. He is not any of those things…He is:
The Healer. The Teacher. The Savior. The Friend. The Son of the Living God.
Most of my discouragement in life comes from lack of discernment and lack of faith. Failing to discern God’s will and lacking the faith to trust in that will.
Our union was established upon the understanding of divine providence. So must our LIVES be. Let us remember what Benjamin Franklin said on June 28, 1787 before the Constitutional Convention:
“Have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.”
I often forget how He has been there for me in the past. I forget the absolutely miraculous ways He has shown Himself in my life. And then I get lost in what I can and cannot do. My prayer is that I will not forget WHO He is. That I will always remember who I am. And know that He is much better at being God than I will ever be!