Reflections to consider

The crowning attribute of Christ was this: his heart was spiritual. His thoughts reflected his intimate relationship with the Father. “I am in the Father and the Father is in me,” he stated (John 14: 11). His first recorded sermon begins with the words, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me” (Luke 4: 18 NASB). He was “led by the Spirit” (Matt. 4: 1 NIV) and “full of the Holy Spirit” (Luke 4: 1 NIV). He returned from the desert “in the power of the Spirit” (Luke 4: 14 NIV). Jesus took his instructions from God. It was his habit to go to worship (Luke 4: 16). It was his practice to memorize scripture (Luke 4: 4). Luke says Jesus “often slipped away to be alone so he could pray” (Luke 5: 16). His times of prayer guided him. He once returned from prayer and announced it was time to move to another city (Mark 1: 38). Another time of prayer resulted in the selection of the disciples (Luke 6: 12–13). Jesus was led by an unseen hand. “The Son does whatever the Father does” (John 5: 19). In the same chapter he stated, “I can do nothing alone. I judge only the way I am told” (John 5: 30). The heart of Jesus was spiritual. Transformation is all about transforming our hearts into the heart of Jesus! (Adapted from “by Max Lucado)

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