Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did” [1 John 2:6]

How did Jesus walk?  To know this is to know the freedom of life lived in spontaneity produced by the Father’s love; a connection of the created with the creator that has no blockages, no infringements, no standards other than the Love of the Father himself.

When Mary poured out her life by pouring her perfume on the body of Christ, Jesus said, “she did what she could”… [Mark 14:8].  No more and no less, doing all we can do is all we can do and it is beautiful.  Others may not understand, in fact, at the moment you may not understand but to live in the spontaneity of the Father’s love is to walk as Jesus walked.

I sat trying to console a young woman when her young son came to her and noticing her cheeks wet from tears asked his mom, “why are you sad”?  Then without waiting for an answer the young lad began to grin and dance a jig.  The spontaneity brought a huge smile to his mother’s face, and I was reminded again of life lived out in love that brings encouragement and joy to others.

To those standing around it seemed a small and perhaps insignificant thing that Mary did, yet Jesus said, “What this woman has done will be a memorial to her.”  [Mark 14:9]

It’s the ‘little things’ that carry the weight of glory.  “We ought not to be weary of doing little things, for God regards not the greatness of the work but the love with which it is performed.”  [Brother Lawrence-Practicing the Presence]  Be intentional today about walking as Jesus did ‘in love’ and spontaneously bring pleasure to others by doing the ‘little things’.

Further Reading:    1 John 2; Mark 14; Psalm 20