Mark 3:13,33-35 NIV
[13] Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.

[33] “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. [34] Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! [35] Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
Observation: Jesus calls into relationship, not based on anything they have done, but based on who He is – King Jesus, Son of God, Savior of the world. But, He asks us to join Him in His revolution to transform leaders, communities, and the world.
Application:  Something in how we are wired means that we need significance; we need meaningful work; toil (work that makes a Kingdom difference in the world) is not a four-letter word; drudgery (mind-numbing, soul-killing work which makes no difference) is perhaps the dirtiest of all expletives. We need not only to be loved, but to be creative as God is creative…redeeming, transforming, making all things new. Jesus calls me into THAT. Not busywork; not stuff that doesn’t transform; but living, loving, relationship with Him and His team, the Body of Christ.
Prayer:  Lord Jesus, I want to be your brother. King Jesus, I want to do your will. I want to join You in Your mind-blowing, heart-warming, life-changing revolution. I am thankful that You want me (tho’ sometimes I get tired and wounded); I am grateful that You have entrusted to me the work of Your Kingdom in this place. Make me more loving, more burdened for souls, more bloodhound-focused on Kingdom matters.

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