Today's Quiet-Time Bible Notes. November 17th, 2018

Respond like Doris - Matthew 8.14-15 ... "When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him." What is worship? It is our response to the revelation of God in our lives. Basically this means we get excited about God because of what he's done and does for us. In fact, we get excited about God simply because of who he is!! If you don't feel this kind of buzz about God, it may well be that something is blocking or getting in the way of you seeing what God has done for you. Get alone with God and ask him to show you what it is, or help you worship him. Peter's mother-in-law (we'll randomly call her 'Doris') was lying in bed with a fever, although we don't know how serious it was. Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw this. Don't ever think that Jesus doesn't understand and doesn't see. Don't ever think that your problem is too small for Jesus. It isn't - he sees, knows, cares and loves you. The Bible tells us that many times, Jesus interrupted what he was doing to help people. He wants to do the same for you today. One touch from Jesus was all 'Doris' needed and she was healed. One word from Jesus is all we need too - and we can be healed in any way we need. But what was her response to what Jesus did? She got up and began to wait on (serve) Jesus, this was the overflow of her heart towards Jesus. When Jesus breaks into our life, our heart should naturally overflow and in response, want to serve him. This will be different and unique for every believer (1 Corinthians 12.5) but if we know Jesus, we worship him by serving / loving him and others. Today, respond like Doris to the love of Jesus!

-- Myfishbites