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    Bethany is known as the house of dates. It could also be referred to as the place where God rests, broods and feasts. You could also call it the MESS – like in the military, there is an officer’s mess, where they unwind and exhale their stress. Bethany, for Jesus and the woman with the alabaster box – was the place of fellowship and acceptance. Mary of Bethany – as the woman with the alabaster box was called, identified that she needed to approach Jesus at the place of rest with a grateful heart; and that was her expensive box of alabaster. To the disciples, it MADE NO SENSE, but to her, she was only being extravagant in her worship; and she made Jesus’ Bethany a house of SCENTS! It is absolutely beautiful when we become generous, grateful and extravagant in our worship – for his goodness to us always. Mary of Bethany was Lazarus’ sister whom Jesus had earlier raised from the dead, and for her act of worship, she must have smelled like the alabaster box she broke on Jesus’ feet too. Up until the cross, Jesus hair must have caught-on to the SCENT of her worship. Though
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    Matthew 5:16 calls us to let our light shine before men, that they may see our good deeds/works. However, it should end with giving all Glory to God. Our light is an extension of God’s eminence in us as the Father of Lights. It was its very essence that initiated creation and the creative ability of God in us. The Light of Life at the spoken word quenched and dispelled all of the darkness hovering over the surface of the deep – at the instance of creation; then the formlessness and void-ness of Earth took shape and an in-filling at the entrance of God’s Light. We, as God’s children are a product of the illumination of God’s word to be that shining light – to keep our world beaming with God’s Glory. The disciples were also examples of God’s light in the darkness. They all got lit – on the day of Pentecost when the fire of God’s spirit fell on them; and the whole world had since got enlightened by the contagious light of the Gospel. Imagine if those disciples kept all that fire shut-within their bones and never shared it with the world; we would never have known
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    God’s goodness is designed to work in us and through us, but it requires that we have the right perspective of who God is to us. It limits our own design if we do not accurately know who God is to us. He is a righteous judge, but he is also a forgiver of sins. His thoughts and plans towards us are good – to give us hope and a future. We are the righteousness of Christ, more than conquerors and an embodiment of his promises. The goodness of God gets activated and manifests in us when we keep declaring who God is, who we are, and the rightful place where the enemy needs to be. The revelation of God to us as our shepherd, also confers on us the leadership and guidance to keep us in purpose check. A sheep without the ability of recognizing its shepherd’s voice gets lost and becomes vulnerable to the enemy as a prey. Another way in which we become oblivious of God’s goodness and one who may be close to becoming purposeless is when we look-back (backslide) – imagining the days of the “leeks, garlic, onions and cucumbers” like the children of Israel