Going it Alone??

Jesus Christ was the son of God, God in the flesh, he was 100% man and 100% God at the same time.  He had the power of God.  Yet, as we see here, Jesus did nothing alone.  It says here he went out on the lake with his disciples.  It also says he called out twelve of them to be his apostles.    They were to travel with him, he would send them out to preach, and they could cast out demons.  They were there to support him, hold him up, and help him out.  Once he called the twelve, Jesus went NO WHERE without them.  And even when he wanted a little privacy, he took 3 with him.  The few times he wanted to be all alone to pray to the father, they were always nearby.  We Americans get this so wrong.  Why do we think we can do it all on our own??  We can handle our problems alone, we like to work alone, we cut people off and hide who we really are from them, keeping us further alone.  Then we wonder why we wind up lost and off course.  If you are in recovery right now, and you are trying to walk it alone, stop!!  If you are trying to walk with Christ and trying to walk it alone, stop!!  If God in the flesh didn’t try to do it alone, what in the world makes us think we can???!!!

Jesus went out to the lake with his disciples, and a large crowd followed him. They came from all over Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, from east of the Jordan River, and even from as far north as Tyre and Sidon. The news about his miracles had spread far and wide, and vast numbers of people came to see him. Jesus instructed his disciples to have a boat ready so the crowd would not crush him. He had healed many people that day, so all the sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch him. And whenever those possessed by evil spirits caught sight of him, the spirits would throw them to the ground in front of him shrieking, “You are the Son of God!” But Jesus sternly commanded the spirits not to reveal who he was. Afterward Jesus went up on a mountain and called out the ones he wanted to go with him. And they came to him. Then he appointed twelve of them and called them his apostles. They were to accompany him, and he would send them out to preach, giving them authority to cast out demons. These are the twelve he chose: Simon (whom he named Peter), James and John (the sons of Zebedee, but Jesus nicknamed them “Sons of Thunder” ), Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James (son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon (the zealot ), Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭3:7-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬


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