Afterward Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources.
Are you looking for some real purpose in your life…something to get fired-up about and make you feel alive? What was it that inspired the group following Jesus in today’s scripture to make such a drastic change in their lives? These followers were quite the mixture of people. Besides the assorted men including fishermen and a tax collector…there was also quite the assortment of women. Some of these women must have been wealthy because they “provided for them out of their resources.” All these people left their previous lives to follow Jesus. He gave them a “soul purpose.” Perhaps the more we get to know Jesus through reading about him and allowing Him to speak to us in the silence of prayer…we might be equally inspired to find the true purpose of our lives. It’ll mean some difficult changes…as well as deep inner joy.
Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
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