Be blessed.

“Afterward, a Jewish religious leader named Simon asked Jesus to his home for dinner. Jesus accepted the invitation. When he went to Simon’s home, he took his place at the table. In the neighborhood there was an immoral woman of the streets, known to all to be a prostitute. When she heard about Jesus being in Simon’s house, she took an exquisite flask made from alabaster, filled it with the most expensive perfume, went right into the home of the Jewish religious leader, and knelt at the feet of Jesus in front of all the guests. Broken and weeping, she covered his feet with the tears that fell from her face. She kept crying and drying his feet with her long hair. Over and over she kissed Jesus’ feet. Then she opened her flask and anointed his feet with her costly perfume as an act of worship. When Simon saw what was happening, he thought, “This man can’t be a true prophet. If he were really a prophet, he would know what kind of sinful woman is touching him.” Jesus said, “Simon, I have a word for you.” “Go ahead, Teacher. I want to hear it,” he answered. “It’s a story about two men who were deeply in debt. One owed the bank one hundred thousand dollars, and the other only owed ten thousand dollars. When it was obvious that neither of them would be able to repay their debts, the kind banker graciously wrote off the debts and forgave them all that they owed. Tell me, Simon, which of the two debtors would be the most thankful? Which one would love the banker most?” Simon answered, “I suppose it would be the one with the greatest debt forgiven.” “You’re right,” Jesus agreed. Then he spoke to Simon about the woman still weeping at his feet. “Don’t you see this woman kneeling here? She is doing for me what you didn’t bother to do. When I entered your home as your guest, you didn’t think about offering me water to wash the dust off my feet. Yet she came into your home and washed my feet with her many tears and then dried my feet with her hair. You didn’t even welcome me into your home with the customary kiss of greeting, but from the moment I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You didn’t take the time to anoint my head with fragrant oil, but she anointed my head and feet with the finest perfume. She has been forgiven of all her many sins. This is why she has shown me such extravagant love. But those who assume they have very little to be forgiven will love me very little.” Then Jesus said to the woman at his feet, “All your sins are forgiven.” All the dinner guests said among themselves, “Who is the one who can even forgive sins?” Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith in me has given you life. Now you may leave and walk in the ways of peace.”” Luke 7:36-50 TPT

• The woman had caught a glimpse of Jesus.

• It’s easy to pour out our love when we’ve caught a glimpse of Who He is!

• When we know how much we’re loved, when we know how much we’ve been forgiven, it’s EASY to waste it all!

• Knowing the level of forgiveness we’re walking in gives us access to be close to Jesus.

• Knowing how forgiven she was, broke the wall of shame & brought her face to face with the King.

• The Father is excitedly waiting on you in the secret place. He can’t wait to be with you!

• Her lavish costly devotion brought her close.

• Pure & true worship should & will cost you something. It’ll cost time, or friends, or sleep, or hobbies, etc.

• Worship is giving God glory. Worship is loving Him for who He is.

• Those who know they’re loved & forgiven can push past the mockery of others & get close to the King.

• “When the disciples saw this, they were offended. “What a total waste!” they grumbled.” Matthew 26:8 TPT

• Not everyone will appreciate your worship and love to Jesus.

• Some people will see you giving your whole life, your whole yes to Him, as foolish & as a waste. They won’t understand because they’ve not encountered Him like you have.

• Don’t hold it against them! Bless them & be an example.

• Let your life or worship to God be defined by His pleasure & not by other’s mockery.

• “Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in your every thought! O God, your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.” Psalms 139:17-18 TPT”

• Because she knew how He felt about her, his voice & opinion of her outweighed the mockery of others.

• Now I want you to ask the Father this question: “Father, what do You say about my worship to You?” Write down His response.

• Be blessed!

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