RHEMA 6/14/08 YOUNG FEET, OLD FEET, HIS FEET
the goodness of the Lord. Footprints. Rich young
The past few days I have been thinking a lot about
growing old. It is normal when people have the dew of
their youth and many years ahead of them, they spend
their energy building and accumulating for their
future. But once they are old, they think about what
they can give away to those they leave behind.
As people trust the Lord while they are building their
lives, they make choices to follow in His footsteps.
There is some kind of hidden journey that takes place in
the soul, where the storms of life batter against
ambition, pride, control, jealousy, greed, power,
manipulation and all the works of the flesh. When they
come to the place where stuff no longer matters, and
they can come and go as the Lord leads, they have come
into the maturity of His footsteps.
Matt 19:21 AMP
Jesus answered him, If you would be perfect [that is,
have that spiritual maturity which accompanies
self-sacrificing character], go and sell what you have
and give to the poor, and you will have riches in
heaven; and come, be My disciple [side with My party and
Matt 19:26 NKJV
Now behold, one came and said to Him,"Good Teacher,
what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal
life?" 17 So He said to him, "Why do you call Me good?
No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to
enter into life, keep the commandments." 18 He said to
Him, "Which ones?"Jesus said, "'You shall not murder,'
'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not steal,'
'You shall not bear false witness,' 19'Honor your
father and your mother,' and, 'You shall love your
neighbor as yourself.'" 20 The young man said to Him,
"All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I
still lack?" 21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be
perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow
Me." 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he
went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say
to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the
kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you, it is
easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." 25
When His disciples heard it, they were greatly
astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" 26 But
Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is
impossible, but with God all things are possible."