“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.”
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 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?