When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-4-2011

Jesus said to them in reply, “Have faith in God.” Mark 11:22

When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions. Mark 11:26

Sirach 44:1, 9-13, Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b & Mark 11:11-26
There is a beauty of God’s grace resounding in the families of old where the presence of Christ constantly sings praises to God the Father. Maybe you sit near af a family such as this at church on Sunday or maybe you feel your family confidently displays this beauty in God. Sirach points this out writing, “Now will I praise those godly men, our ancestors, each in his own time,” Sirach 44:1 as he prays further “through God’s covenant with them their family endures, their posterity, for their sake.” Sirach 44:12 I have come to know many a family who surrender everything for their love of loving Christ Jesus. They work diligently offering faith, hope, charity and love to complete strangers by their love of studying His Word, praying over everything they do and proclaiming with a sincere love of Christ’s Gospel.
Here in mark Christ curses a fig tree and many a person have asked, “why did He do this?” Biblical Scholars have different opinions why but most agree Christ was using the tree as a visual aid to express an important Truth about faith and appearance of loving God. By faith Jesus taught we can accomplish anything in His Name, “Jesus said to them in reply, “Have faith in God. Amen, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it shall be done for him.” Mark 11:22-23 Many a people have the appearance of loving God from a distance but as you draw closer to them their surrender is not complete such as the fig tree and the Temple area where Jesus cleared them out saying, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples’? But you have made it a den of thieves.” Mark 11:17 God will judge us according to our deeds we display outwardly and inwardly in our soul by our love of living His Word, praying to Him constantly and proclaiming His Son’s Truth. Nothing will be hidden from our LORD when He calls you home. How you live in faith, charity and love will be judged by God Almighty. Give to give not receive. Amen.
So we ask in prayer: Dear God, today we pray for the soul of Pam See who passed on to Your Kingdom suddenly yesterday. May her soul rest in Your peace forever more. We pray we are confidant in Your Truth to share with the world. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
Praying in Forgiveness God Has Sown
From a distance as He walked
The Fig tree seemed to show
Faith in God His Providence
Green leaves of love to know
His Truth is lived in evidence
More than just an outward show
The necessity of living for Him
Soulistic charity of Truth to grow
Even the Temple of His House must be
Everything for His love of Humanity
Prayerful worship and joy in His Word
Surrendered to God’s love is heard
God sent His Only Son to prove
Faith in Him abundantly will soothe
Forgiving grievances of anyone known
Praying in forgiveness God has sown
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 4, 2011 @ 5:24 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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