Keep your eyes on Jesus by Bob Coy

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Disciples of Jesus must resist the urge to compare themselves with others.
Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me. —John 21:22 (NLT)

We’ve all been guilty, at one time or another, of wasting our time looking at others and wishing we were in their shoes. In this passage, Peter does just that. Jesus had just given Peter a glimpse of all that his calling and future held, and as Peter was mulling over His words, John happened to cross their path.

Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. . . . When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”

Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” John 21:20–22 (NIV)

As you can see, Christ didn’t even bother to answer the question. Instead, He told Peter that John’s destiny didn’t matter. Peter had one and only one responsibility—to follow Him. Lesson learned.

We can easily exchange Peter’s name for our own in the passage above. How many times have we asked, When is it going to be my turn to get the promotion? Why am I always the bridesmaid? When will I own a house? And the list of questions goes on and on and on.

Jesus would tell us the same thing He told Peter. “Just follow me and don’t worry about what I’m doing in the lives of others.” Disciples don’t focus on others but keep their eyes on Jesus. And because they do, they know that the Lord will only do what is right and best for them in the long run.

Think About It…

What does this passage reveal to me about God?

What does this passage reveal to me about myself?

Based on this, what changes do I need to make?

What is my prayer for today?

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Who Am I

Minute Meditation
Topic: Who Am I?
Anyone with low self-esteem can sympathize with Moses. After 40 years in the desert Mosses faced his inadequacies and knew his limitations. When God sent Moses to Egypt, Moses drew back. ” Who am I that I should go?”

God’s response was to reveal His personal name “Yahweh” (I AM). The name, constructed on the Hebrew verb “to be,” means “The One who is always present.” Moses was weak, yes. But God was present!

We may actually be weak an inadequate. But in Christ, God is present with us, too. Always.

Time to take Action: Name your greatest weakness, then visualize God present with you!

If you do this right you should feel better!

Worship Wednesday TTWM Team Choices

Hey guys!

I hope you’ve been having a wonderful day! It’s Worship Wednesday!

Here are some of the team’s picks:

AJ’s Pick:

Lindsey’s Pick:

Bryan’s Pick:

Elizabeth’s Pick:

Bonus:
(You definitely need to listen to these two. These are two that I have fallen in love with lately.)

Enjoy your Wednesday! Remember, you can spend every moment in a spirit of worship!

God bless!
Elizabeth

Become a Sponsor Today!

Greetings!
We would like to invite you to become a sponsor of the Tell the World Movement Youth Conference, to be held in Elizabeth City, North Carolina August 7-9, 2014. We are diligently working on bringing an event that will empower young people all around the world! This conference is three days of empowering services and class sessions on cutting edge issues!
We invite you to be a partner with us in this event. Below are options designed to assist you in finding the right level for your budget and your time. Please review and let us know if you have any questions, We would be more that happy to find the right fit and level for you to partner at with us. You can email your interest level back to us at
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Tell the World Movement

Worship Wednesday – Come As You Are

Hey guys, it’s Worship Wednesday! Comment here with your favorite worship song, or go to the Facebook page and post it!

This song came on my Pandora station while I was walking home yesterday, and I knew I needed to share it today.

“You can come as you are.
You can never fall too far.
You can run to my arms,
And I will heal your broken heart.
Come as you are.”

There is nothing you can do that can take you so far away from God that He can’t reach you. You don’t have to be pretty and perfect before you come into His presence. You can come just as you are. He came for you, He died to save you, and He will always take you back. You just have to turn around and come to Him.

We serve a mighty God who loves us unconditionally. The extent of His love is unimaginable. No matter what we do, He still loves us just as much as He did before. He loves us so much that as soon as we bring our sins to Him in repentance, he not only forgives us and cleanses us of them, but He completely forgets them! He casts them into the sea of forgetfulness, never to be seen again.
Though we are unworthy, He calls us to Him, just as we are.

God bless,
Liz

COMING SOON !

Hey World! We would like to give you all a big thank you for supporting us in all that we are doing! Hope that you guys are getting excited about out 1st Annual Youth Conference entitled “THE EXPERIENCE” -Empowering your soul for spiritual Growth.
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