And He went out from thence, and came into His own country; and His disciples follow Him. And when the Sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing Him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at Him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And He could there do no mighty work, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And He marvelled because of their unbelief. And He went round about the villages, teaching. (Mar 6:1-6)
Many of our own families may not understand or believe those of us who are in Christ, because they know us. Only through the Spirit of GOD and the Word of GOD working in their hearts can they be healed of the spiritual blindness of which they are afflicted. We must be faithful to do the work of GOD and accomplish His will, not our own agenda or seek our way, but surrendered fully to our Lord and walking by faith in the Spirit that others may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory, and desire that which we have received by faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. Those of us who have acknowledged our sin before a righteous and holy GOD and repented of that sin, forsaking this world and our lives, for the new life which Christ has purchased for us, and promises to those who believe, are born again, and now walk with Him and in Him the lives we were meant to live.
We who are in Christ walk by faith, not to remain in sin, or to walk in our own desires, but crucified to the flesh, and reckoning ourselves dead to sin, to the Law, and to this world with its lusts, desires, and pride, we live in the Spirit and glorify the Father in all we do. We serve Him who is our Redeemer, as ministers of reconciliation and ambassadors of the King to minister to those around us who are hurting and in need, with the Word of righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken. We love one another because He first loved us and we are members one of another, and we disciple one another in His Word that we may grow in grace and in the knowledge of Him who is our Master. We proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son because we have believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ and as we go in the Spirit of GOD we want others to know of Him and have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.