“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
We have been studying Jesus for the past few weeks, if you missed it, you can catch up HERE.
For today what was ringing in my heart is how compassionate Jesus.
Jesus is compassionate, kind and has a really soft heart.
In fact, I noted that everything He did – healing the sick, etc, compassion was what made Him do it.
“A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”
Compassion was what made Him come to earth in the first place. God saw us grappling under the weight of sin, He saw that we couldn’t help ourselves and so He came down to help free us from the burden of our own sin. If that isn’t compassion, I don’t know what it is.
Jesus is meek, gentle and quick to feel our pain.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet was without sin.”
He has felt all we feel and can sympathize with us when we go through whatever we go through. Our God isn’t a god of stone who cannot relate with us. He has feelings and He feels our pain when we go through pain which is why I always wonder, when I cry for some things and God says not now, He actually is pained that I am pained but loves me enough to withhold something that won’t be good from me despite the fact that He feels my pain.
Our good good Father…
So I asked this morning, how can I have a heart like Jesus?
And I got:
“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.”
You also want to bear the fruit of compassion and a tender heart like Jesus?
He says “remain in me and I will remain in you”.
On Monday we called it “being vitally connected to the vine in intimacy”. See HERE
You want to become like Him?
Stay abiding in His presence.
Dates with Him.
Intimacy with Him.
(Watch the video at the end of this post)
It is in intimacy with Him that He is birthed in us.
Personally I have found out that when I am enjoying a vibrant intimate relationship with God, my heart is more tender. I am more compassionate to people. I am kinder. I can almost cry when someone is maltreated and I am even ready to give the last money I have to help someone.
But when I am far from Him, I could care less.
Even in our own self, we cannot be good and kind and compassionate.
We have to be IN HIM for His nature to be birthed in us.
I really really want to be kind and compassionate like Jesus.
Father help me to abide in you my vine.
Help me to have a vibrant intimate relationship with you. Give me hunger for your presence and Lord, please transform my heart into yours in Jesus name, amen.
Remember that we have been digging into who Jesus is, His person and character and deliberately pursuing after knowing Jesus.
“[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly],…’
-Philippians 3:10, AMP
What attributes has the Holy Spirit highlighted to you about Jesus lately?
Please share with us in the comment section below.
Till our next online Bible study,
P.S: Here’s the video on having a vibrant relationship with God