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Tending & Feeding From Father's Heart

Nurture Jesus Way

 

YOU MAY FIND THIS DIFFICULT, HOWEVER IT HAS THE ANSWERS YOU ARE SEEKING BELOVED

The Lord Jesus Christ gave just 2 actual commands to his followers and they are written down in Matthew 22:36-40 Many people in this day and age, recoil at the word Command, as they believe it infringes on their 'rights' and in so doing are pulling away from REAL LOVE.  

But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Breaking down the words of these verses makes it clear that these commandments should be on our minds and hearts each day of our lives. Everything we do should be measured against the fulfillment of these commandments. Consequently, what greater purpose can we have in life but to love the Lord the GREAT I AM and love others?  Our greatest purpose in life is not a human sentiment but comes with Divine authority

So as we dissect the verses we will glean what the Lord was really saying.

Jessus replied”

“Love (agape) the Lord your God . . . Love (agape) your neighbor . . .” (agape – divine love … the highest form of love)

Our greatest purpose in life, love for God and love for people, is not natural but rather something supernatural.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

Our greatest purpose in life is not a sporadic or half-hearted endeavor but rather should be all-consuming, putting all of who we are completely into loving Him.

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Probably the hardest thing humans need to do)

Our greatest purpose in life is not unidirectional but rather multi-faceted in first and foremost loving God but also then ourselves and others.

“This is the first … commandment. And the second is like it …”

Our greatest purpose in life is not a low priority but rather the top, chief priority in terms of time, place and rank.

“This is the … greatest commandment …”  

Our greatest purpose in life is not insignificant but rather to a measure or degree beyond any other command … the “mega” commandment.

“commandment” (This is not optional, although many believe they can pick and choose) 

Our greatest purpose in life is not an option but rather a matter of obedience.

“All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Our greatest purpose in life is not a sub-point of other teaching but is at the top as the main point with everything else coming under it.

All of these truths take the command to love God and love people to a higher level than anything else in life. Nothing can be more important. Nothing should ever take its place. Nothing can be a greater purpose in life than to love the Lord and love others.

Also note that the greatest commandments are not new commandments given by Jesus but rather ones He quoted from the Old Testament (Deut. 6:5; Lev. 19:18).

Our greatest purpose in life is not new for the Church but rather always God’s desire for His people.

What we do find new in what Jesus said, was adding the second commandment next to the first. Certainly that must be significant for the Church.

Most peoples inability to show real love, is because they have been REJECTED by Parents, Churches, Schools and so called friends. Rejection is often tied in with TRAUMA, as they are often blamed for the REJECTOR'S own problems and inadequacies.  The REJECTOR'S  problems stem from their own REJECTION and the cycle goes on and on.

Therefore to obey a command we may not understand or have no concept of is the area we are seeking to address here with this Ministry.   

    

          

Ephesians 6:4

"And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord"

This is saying, we all need Nurturing.

         

John 21:15-17

"do you love Me more than these?” 

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”

Tending the sheep is caring and loving them

               

Many people live in fear & guilt and may even feel suicidal. We are here to tell you, that you do not have to feel that way, as Jesus loves all those who are broken hearted.