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Jesus Shed His Blood For You {Luke 23 – Week 7}

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This week is a special week of study.  As we read day by day in chapter 23 of Luke, we will follow Jesus through his final moments – on trial,the crucifixion, His death and His burial.

And I come to this week’s passage wide eyed. I feel like no amount of words I have, can do justice to this MAGNIFICENT chapter in Luke!

As I read over it and study it and read commentaries – I just want to fall to my knees in adoration and praise. I just want to simply thank Jesus for shedding His blood for me.  I am so unworthy.

I am honestly speechless.

Many of you know that I write *a lot* .  I blog regularly over at WomenLivingWell.org and I just released my first book on October 1st (only 13 days ago!).  For 5 years, I have been pumping out content on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis.

I rarely face writers block and all I can figure is this is a gift from God that he continually gives me words to write.

But honestly – in the hub bub of the book launch and the webcasts and radio interviews and real life homeschooling and sports and and and—

*breathe*

I came to this passage of scripture and

–no words.

Writers

block.

I mean –it’s such a familiar passage what could I possibly add?

And dare I take away or distract from the original intent of such a profound passage of scripture.  And I’ve been running hard these last few months, promoting my book and I feel like I’ve come to a place of holy ground. (Exodus 3:5)

Luke 23 has quieted my soul – and brought me back to the heart of why I write.

Because he shed His blood for me and He shed His blood for you.  And I ask myself, am I living a life worthy of my calling (Ephesians 4:1)?

This video below I made a few months ago- when I was less speechless – but it reflects my heart on Christ’s crucifixion.

(If you cannot see the video - click here)

And so as I read of Jesus going before Pilate and Herod – I am simply still – in awe of how Jesus stood before his persecutors –heading to the cross to die
–for me.

And as I read of how the soldiers ridiculed and mocked Jesus – I hang my head that he had to endure this
–for me.

And then as I read of the crowds that shouted “crucify him!”, and I think of how he could have escaped this situation but he stayed there
–for me.

And then as I read of the creator of the universe’s hands being nailed to a wooden cross – as if he were a criminal and he died there
–for me.

I am stilled –
for me.

Because I need to stop the pace of my crazy full calendar and life to simply worship the King of Kings for being nailed to a cross
–for me.

Week 7 Challenge:

Be still and worship God.  It is a challenge in our culture to simply stop and not ask God for anything in our prayers but just give Him thanks.  Reflect on the pain and suffering Jesus endured for you.  He shed His blood for YOU!  Sing a song of worship. Read a Psalm of praise. Write out a prayer of thanksgiving. Get on your knees, humble yourself before your King and give him glory and honor.

Walk with the King,

Courtney

 

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Comments

  1. Good Job! Thank you for sharing.

  2. It is so unfathomable that my life, all of our lives, meant so much to Him that he endured this. It puts into perspective my own actions. Am I living in such a way to be worthy of this sacrifice? Not always. Thanking God for the Grace to try again….and again….and again.

  3. This morning, when I woke up at two in the morning I thought it would be a good time to pray. So as I layed in bed trying to go back to sleep I prayed. I was not tired and I prayed fulling specifically for each member of my family in my little home. I am thankful for that opportunity to pray at such an odd time for me, to be fully there with Him asking Him and thanking Him for things we enjoy now and things that may or may not come. It was a calming soothing time and I thank God for that opportunity to talk to Him any time/any place. Thank you, Lord, for the cross. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!

  4. God’s love for us, out of which He sent His Son to die for us at the cross, really is amazing beyond description!

  5. Yes Amen!!!! When Holy Spirit reminds us of how much our Father loves us, it is humbling. We can not comprehend so great a love that One would die for us a cruel, horrible, painful and humiliating death. To realize He did it for me so that I could embrace and enjoy that kind of selfless, unconditional, indescibable love each and everyday of my life, and know that nothing or no one could ever seperate me from His love.!!! How blessed we are!!!! Father You said the world would know that we belong to You by the love we have one for another. So let Your love abound in us more and more and flow thru us to everyone You place in our lives each day. In JESUS name, Amen.

  6. Heidi Herr says:

    Hello, I’ m from Germany and it is the first time I participate in a gmg bible study and I’ m so grateful for it. It is so wonderful that women around the world can pray for each other, share their hearts and thoughts.

  7. AMEN!! Thank you for the reminder so wonderfully put.

  8. thank you Lord for helping me to understand more of how much You love me..

  9. Awesome video!!! Amazing message.

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