Thursday, October 29, 2020

Sanctified

 


And he directed the people to sit down on the grass.  Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.  Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. ~Matthew 14:19


We heard the news

Spread by mouths

Of witnesses

And yet, could not 

Believe

We had to see

With our eyes

Hear with ears,

Our own, the message

Brought

Upon the hill

With five-thousand

We mingle, hungry

For the truth

Taught

We understand

And then, we don't

But we listen

Something new

Revealed

Loaves and fishes

Multiplied

Fed and full

By word and deed

Sanctified


Amen!

39 comments:

  1. The miracle of the loaves and fishes was yet another example of Christ's caring for the people individually, each according to their needs. This was not a miracle of healing. This was a miracle to satisfy a human basic need. Jesus knew that the people would be hungry, (a temporary condition till they got home), yet He decided to meet this need right now instead. That's the measure of His love.

    God bless.

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    1. It is absolutely the measure of hope, Victor! Our Lord cares so deeply for each and every one of us. May more people wake up to that truth.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Simply beautiful, Martha. I pray to stay hungry for the truth and God's sanctification process in me!

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    1. Thank you, Karen, for your kind words here! May we all stay hungry for the truths God has for us.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Wonderful! In spite of feeling full after consuming one of Tom's dinners, it's a given -- in a few hours I'll be hungry once more. Praying I'll always hunger for nourishment -- both for the body and soul.

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    1. Amen, Myra! Let us pray for nourishment, body and soul.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. I love that He still multiplies what meager things we can accomplish with His anointing and praise God many more are coming to the saving faith😀

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    1. Yes, God can always multiply what little we may have, and use it to advance His kingdom, Valerie. And I pray with you that many more people are coming to the faith in these troubling days.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Unto the Lord... thank you for your heartfelt and inspiring words Ms. Martha. What a wonderful way to end my week. God's blessings ma'am.

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    1. Thanks you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words here, J. D.! I'm glad this helped you end the week with a song in your heart.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Beautiful and heart-felt poem. Jesus cared deeply for the whole of a person--He wanted people to come to Him for relationship and not for the miracles. This is true today; although, I do believe that healing and other miracles, as well as speaking in tongues is for today.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Kim, I would have to agree that all kinds of miracles still happen today in Jesus' name. But you are so right in saying that He longs for us to be in relationship with Him. May more people wake up and begin to realize how much they need the Lord in their lives!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. A great miracle. Love your poem, Martha Jane!

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  8. Thank you for your kind words here, Terri, and yes! What a great miracle our Lord gave us in the days when He walked the earth. Those miracles are still here for us to celebrate today!
    Love and blessings!

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  9. A love way to to tell the story of feeding so many. Nice poem, Martha

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment, Nells!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Sometimes we need to go back and be reminded of how Jesus fed the 5000 with so little and they all ate and were filled and had leftovers. We forget that God is still able to work these kinds of miracles today, and He does do it, but we just don't recognize it, much like the people of Jesus' day. They were there, but it just didn't register with them because their eyes were blinded by the world. Praying that God will open our eyes so that we can see Jesus...He's working in our midst today. So thankful.

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    1. Yes, Jesus is definitely still at work in the world today, Pam! Please, Lord, open our eyes to see Your glory in everything around us.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Fed and full, that is how we feel when God stretches out His hand to provide! Wonderful, thank you Martha.

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    1. Indeed, Marja, that's exactly how we feel! So glad you liked the poem.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Beautiful poem from a beautiful soul. A timely message for me. Jehovah Jireh, my Provider!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! Your sweet words here are so appreciated. Yes, God will provide!
      Love and blessings!

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  13. very beautiful poem that lifts up the glory of God!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jean! Yes, to God be the glory, always.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Wonderful that we can see and hear now by faith!
    Grace be with you!

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  15. Love that mosaic Martha and a bbeautiful poem too. Thank you most of all fof your encouragement on my blog.. none else yet, guess they're busy like me. Thanks so much for your encouragement.
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  16. PS praying lots for your country and election too. May G9d have great mercy.

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  17. Thank you, Shaz, for your kind words and for your prayers. Yes, the election is this Tuesday, so it's a rather stressful time for our nation. May God's will be done!
    Love and blessings!

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  18. Amen! Another good example of God's love and abundance. Beautiful poem!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Laurie!
      Love and blessings!

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  19. I crave sanctification. Zach and I have been reading a lot of Bible for his required Scripture reading for Bible college, and one of the common threads lately has been sanctification. It is so beautiful to me, and my soul craves to be more like Him and more set apart for His service. I know that isn't exactly what you were referring to here, but it is what came to my mind when I saw the title of your post. PLEASE keep praying hard about tomorrow - I know you are and just plead for God to have mercy. It is so hard not to have anxiety, but I am trying my best to trust He will answer our prayers.

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    1. I think we all desire to be sanctified, to be made more in Jesus' image, Cheryl. Yes, I know so many are praying continually for tomorrow to turn out in such a way that our country will be preserved as founded. I did hear a very encouraging stat today from the Iowa poll, which only comes out each presidential election, and has never been wrong. Trump crushes Biden!!!
      Love and blessings!

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  20. That was an amazing poem about an amazing man! God is good!

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