Monday, January 21, 2013

DAY 52 - You Are Always on My Mind!

This blog is to help you to have a daily intimate personal relationship with Jesus 
and to be able to memorize one golden verse everyday.
We will cover New Testament in one year(Dec.1,2012 to Nov. 30,2013), 
Old Testament in another year(Dec.1,2013 to Nov. 30,2014).

Golden Verse 金句

“Get behind me, Satan!” Jesus said.“You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

                                                                       Mark 8: 21

"撒 但 , 退 我 後 邊 去 罷 ! 因 為 你 不 體 貼 神 的 意 思 , 只 體 貼 人 的 意 思 。"
                                                                      馬可福音 8: 33

Today's Reading: Mark 8:27-9:13

Please read Mark 8:27-9:13 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from my Devotion on Fire blog:

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     What I got from Jesus is: You are always on my mind!
     Today passage is about the real meaning of relationship! If you have a real intimate personal relationship with someone then he or she should be always on your mind.

     Jesus reminds me of an old song "You were always on my mind" sung by Elvis Presley ( and Willie Nelson (  The song is quite sad in a way that someone is mourning to a broken relationship. Why this an why that!  If I did better, if I did more, would that change the situation? I am so sorry that you were not so much on my mind!
Your were always on my mind

Maybe I didn't love you 
Quite as often as I could have 
And maybe I didn't treat you 
Quite as good as I should have 

If I made you feel second best 
Girl, I'm sorry I was blind 
You were always on my mind 
You were always on my mind 

And maybe I didn't hold you 
All those lonely, lonely times 
And I guess I never told you 
I'm so happy that you're mine 

Little things I should have said and done 
I just never took the time 
But you were always on my mind 
You were always on my mind 

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died 
And give me, give me one more chance 
To keep you satisfied 
I'll keep you satisfied 

Little things I should have said and done 
I just never took the time 
But you were always on my mind 
You were always on my mind 

You were always on my mind

     What I got from Jesus is that his warning to each one of us that we have not put Jesus on our minds always.  That's why he rebuked Peter addressing him as Satan and telling him to get behind him.

     Jesus demonstrated right away that how the Father is always on his mind and how he is always on the Father's mind. "This is my Son, whom I love.  Listen to him."

     So, Jesus warning is a relational and missional one. If Jesus is really our Lord and not "the second best" (as in the lyrics of You Were on My Mind"), then he should be always on our mind and not like what he rebuked Peter that he did not have in mind the things of God. If we have the relational piece, then we should have the missional work demonstrate through our lives to follow Jesus to save more souls. 

     Don't sing "You were always on my mind" to Jesus but to sing "You are always on my mind" to Jesus daily. Is there a song called "you are always on my mind"? I think you need to write one if you know how to write!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to enter into a loving relationship with you that you are always on our minds daily. know that we would never understand what you are talking about until we can come to you each day.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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