The Women of Luke 8 Day 9

“Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.”

Luke 8:1-3

When I first set out to build this website for our study, I brainstormed one of the domain name options to be with him dot com. It is one of my favorite parts of this Scripture, because I think the phrase contains much value. Unfortunately, Donald Trump already beat me to purchasing this domain! (The very nerve).

Rest assured, the irony was not lost on me when I typed the URL into my web browser and pulled up a website that was created to be a digital network for Trump supporters. No doubt this year has been a very passionate election season with everyone attaching themselves to a him or a her candidate not only in the presidential election but in local elections as well.

How quickly we find ourselves attaching in life whether it be to a political candidate, an athlete, a significant other, or some other prominent figure. How easily we claim to the world, sometimes shouting to be heard, “I’m with him
with her
with them
with that
with me (because sometimes we even get too attached to our own selves).”

What if we took lessons from the twelve in our Scripture and chose to be “with Him.” meaning Jesus! Now there is a perfect and everlasting attachment!

What would it look like for you to be with Him today?
Would you invite Christ into your decisions instead of doing what you see best?
Would you take moments to praise Him throughout the day?
Would you choose to dig into Scripture instead of digging into a temptation?
Would you choose to allow Christ to influence the way you treat others especially those who see, act, live, and think differently than you?
Would you make space to listen for and respond to God’s tasks for you today instead of getting caught up in the “to do list” you made for yourself to accomplish?

Take a moment to answer the question for yourself. What does it look like to be with Him today?

5 thoughts on “The Women of Luke 8 Day 9

  1. I start and end every day reading scripture. The words and passages decide what my day, week or next hour will be. The Lord makes decisions for me that are either a surprise or you know in your soul, heart that is what must happen. It took me years to find my inner voice.
    I want more of the Lord’s words ; even when I’m never quite sure of outcome.
    I like to think the LORD and I could sit together and discuss life with an open mind and heart.

  2. I once heard if we look at our calendars and commitments we see patterns showing how we prioritize our time spent. I pray that as I go about the busyness of each day I make sure to go where God is leading me and that I have him with me.

  3. I will be meditating on this tonight, wondering if I walk through life with Him or if I allow myself to be distracted with others. And if others around me can recognize I am with Him.

  4. Being with God is talking with Him throughout the day. It is trusting
    Him with the cares of my world that right now are overwhelming .
    Being with God is seeing the needs of others who also need comforting. Being with God is choosing to love rather than to be angry.

  5. One simple way I spend time with Him is through music. I feel like God talks to me through songs often. Whether I hear it on the radio to and from work or a song just pops into my head, it usually is what I need to hear at the time. I also hear favorites of my Dad or grandparents or aunt, at just the right time when I feel I need a word of assurance from or about them.

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