Daily D – Luke 9:57-62

by | May 3, 2023 | Daily D | 0 comments

David G Bowman Logo

Luke 9:57-62  As they were walking along, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” He said to another person, “Come, follow me.” The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.” Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow you, but first let me say good-bye to my family.” But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (NLT)

Eventually, you have to decide which way to go. A volunteer chose the easy way. An invitee settled for an indefinite delay. A recruit required a launch party. Each missed the most significant shift this world has seen so far. What separates you from the crucified, buried, and risen Jesus?

Someone tweeted this morning that we should stop confusing narcissism with charisma. Maybe all of those invitations to Be the Me I Want to Be aren’t really in my best interest. Maybe there is a bigger, better plan than puffing up my personality. 

There is a better way to look at this world than what it can do for me. The better way to look at this world is by asking, “What does Jesus want for me?” Another question goes along with this one: “What does Jesus want for this world?” Properly answered, these two questions change everything for the better and the best. 

Rather than setting a goal to pray each morning and telling God what we need, how about we form the habit of morning prayer with an inquiry regarding what he wants for us and for the world around us? What would be different if we danced to his tune rather than calling our own?

I will ask what God wants for me and my world morning by morning.

Our Father, what do you want for me today? What do you want for the world around me? Since whatever you want is superior to what I want for myself, I want what you want. Amen. 


Submit a Comment


Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.

          Church Unique Logo          Auxano Logo



Daily D – Job 21:2-3

Job 21:2, 3
“Pay close attention to my words;
let this be the consolation you offer.
Bear with me while I speak;
then after I have spoken, you may continue mocking.”

Daily D – Job 13:1-5

Job 13:1-5 “Look, my eyes have seen all this; my ears have heard and understood it. Everything you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you. Yet I prefer to speak to the Almighty and argue my case before God. You use lies like plaster; you are all worthless healers. If only you would shut up and let that be your wisdom!”

Daily D – Job 11:13-18

Job 11:13-18 **

“As for you, if you redirect your heart
and spread out your hands to him in prayer —
if there is iniquity in your hand, remove it,
and don’t allow injustice to dwell in your tents —
then you will hold your head high, free from fault.
You will be firmly established and unafraid.
For you will forget your suffering,
recalling it only as water that has flowed by.
Your life will be brighter than noonday;
its darkness will be like the morning.
You will be confident, because there is hope.
You will look carefully about and lie down in safety.”

Daily D – Job 4:8

Job 4:8 “In my experience, those who plow injustice and those who sow trouble reap the same.”

Daily D – Job 2:13

Job 2:13 Then they sat on the ground with him seven days and nights, but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering was very intense.