Thoughts of the Cross – Matthew 27:27-56

Jesus went through tremendous emotional and physical stress leading up to this point. He has gone through several days without sleep and had gone through a through an exhausting trial. Once He was handed over to be crucified as explained in Matthew 27:27-56, a crown of thorns was placed on His head which penetrated the skin causing blood to flow down from his head to the rest of his body. The soldiers spit on Jesus and took a club to his head. He was forced to carry a heavy wooden cross for a long distance to the execution site. His hands and feet were nailed to the wooden cross. The weight of His body hung on the nails till He suffered and died in agony.

In thinking about the crucifixion, it inspires us to be more disciplined in our spiritual growth. Everyone needs a space to meet with God on a regular basis. That’s why I started “This Day with God” devotional; to use as a tool for spiritual growth. It’s a mobile spiritual tool so that God’s Word can be read and thoughts can be shared. Today, God may be telling you something in His Word that you haven’t started doing yet. Pray for ideas that may help initiate action and receive inspiration by what happened at the Cross.

Spiritual growth is a daily process that requires continuous effort but the endeavor is slight compared to the regret one might feel if they never started in the first place. The way that Jesus was willing to die for us should change our attitude. I hope the video below will inspire in your efforts today. Simply click on this link: Lead Me to the Cross – Hillsong or on the video below.

This day with God can be amazing because we can read blogs, learn and grow in faith, praise God, and pray for direction directly from our computer, smart phone, or iPad.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Thoughts of the Cross – Matthew 27:27-56

  1. Noel Williams (prhayz) www.prhayz.com says:

    Lead me to the cross where Jesus died for my sins. Thanks for the reminder, Mark. God bless!.

    • Mark Shields says:

      You are welcome Noel. Growing spiritually is a daily process and some days are tougher than others but getting a lift from knowing what Christ has done and from encouragement of other Christians gives a lift and keeps us going. Have a wonderful day!

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