“A woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil…she broke the flask and poured it on His head.”
Mark 14:3 (NKJV)
^^^I Want To Live Like That^^^
Sometimes it is not easy to live out the life God has planned for us. It is often even more difficult to live that life with reckless abandon, such as the woman at Bethany. The self righteous will criticize your past, and even your present [reality]. The insincere will question your judgment. And those who don't realize that they have been forgiven much will be offended by your brazen living sacrifice...not because they have been forgiven little, but because they don't see that whatever they have been forgiven is much.
But JESUS will always stand up for you, and use your offering to:
1. Bring God Glory – He declared to all that this woman had unknowingly prepared His body for burial. Even His Disciples were still in denial about Jesus' approaching death. No one was making preparations to care for his physical body upon His death. But this woman's offering, her reckless worship, became the very thing that Christ needed most at that time. She anointed his head and became a vital part of His finished work on earth.
2. Bring YOU Good – Jesus then declared that because of her offering, her name and her act of worship would be mentioned where ever the Gospel was preached. Her one act of abandoned worship sealed her legacy for all eternity!
Let us set our face to Jesus daily, and live a life for Christ out loud and in living color. Let us not hide out lamps under a bushel, or let our oil burn low. Let's be courageous and loving, and let us empty ourselves into the hands of Jesus! Let's live like Mary, and give it all we have!!!
God Bless and I Love you!