Monday, October 26, 2020



Luke 18:31-34 (ESV)
And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise” 
But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. 

 The disciples did not understand what Jesus was sharing with them regarding His death and resurrection.  God’s word says, “it was hidden from them and they did not grasp what was said.” 

 Have you ever felt like God has hidden something from you and or is hiding something from you and or holding out on you?   Maybe He has not given you answers when you were/are sure that you would be fine if you just knew the answers?

 I suspect if we are honest, we have all felt that way at times.  May I encourage you to not lose sight of God as “Our Father”.  A father wants to protect his family from harm.  Just like a father and or mother measure the things they believe their children are capable of understanding or grasping developmentally God does the same with us.  We each are growing from the time we became a spiritual baby at our salvation experience until the present.

 John 1:12-13 (ESV) 

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

 So, maybe today instead of believing the lies the enemy Satan wants us to believe you could replace it with the truth that God knows all things and He knows just when to open our eyes to things around us and when not to because we couldn’t understand it and the enemy could use it for the purpose of fear, harm, discouragement, etc.


Regarding Pure Joy International…

We would ask you to please be praying with us as we step into the month of November.  It will be during this time that we believe God will begin to give us more direction about our travel overseas for 2021.  Please pray that God will speak clearly to us as a ministry and His good and pleasing will would become clear to us regarding His timing.