Go, sell what you have, and give to (the) poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow Me

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-28-2011

“You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to (the) poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow Me.”  Mark 10:21
Sirach 17:20-24, Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7 & Mark 10:17-27
The LORD of Truth is also the LORD of forgiveness and Ben Sirach received from the LORD the enlightenment to share this with humanity. “Return to the LORD and give up sin, pray to Him and make your offenses few. How great the mercy of the LORD, His forgiveness of those who return to him! Sirach 17: 20 & 24 No matter how deep you believe you have gone in offending God, He will forgive you by accepting His Son’s Death on a Cross. We are assured a place in heaven because of His life, death and resurrection. Our surrender to God’s Plan allows us to live for His Son’s Truth. Every little detail of our lives must represent the need to Glorify the Father and by doing so, we are sharing the Redemptive action God has had in place before the beginning of the world.
My beautiful wife Toni and I have started a silent retreat on our own following the spiritual exercises and principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola these past two Sundays and will continue them until they are completed every Sunday thereafter. We begin with an hour of silence calling on the LORD in our minds opening our will to His Truth. In silence we talk to the LORD and ask Him what we can do for Him focusing on His Divine Plan for our lives. We then listen to a video describing certain aspects of living a life dedicated to the LORD’s Work and finish by reading assigned Scripture readings. Too many times in our lives we are asking the LORD for this and that instead of serving His Plan for humanity. Here in Mark Jesus tells the wealthy man he is lacking a complete surrender to God and must sell everything he has and follow Him to obtain his treasure in Heaven. We must look for ways to give everything to His Redemptive Work in loving our love of Christ. Show a surrender to His Plan for your life and serve His work for humanity.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we can find time to serve instead of being served. We pray for a strength to live a complete surrender void of want and full of giving. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Wealth Does Not Follow You to Me

He ran up
Fell at His Feet
Seeking His Truth
Lacking the peace

Give it all away
Christ did say
Treasure in Heaven to gain
Follow Me I’ll show you the Way

His face did change
Disappointment with pain
A frown of shame
Holding on to material distain

Wealth does not follow you to Me
Surrender to My life of prosperity
Heaven is full of joy to see
All things are possible for those who believe

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 28, 2011 @ 5:41 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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