As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts - no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. - Matthew 10:7-10

"Give as freely as you have received!" In this scripture, we find Jesus' heart for us to live missionally as followers of Jesus in this world. Giving ourselves to Jesus and His desires is the only way we can "Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Heal the sick, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons." For it is only through the power and authority of Jesus that these things may come to fruition. Yet most days we fail to believe we have any authority or power through our Father. We all have things preventing us from accessing the fullness God has for us. We must begin our journey back into this authority with the question, "what is keeping me from your heart Jesus?".

"Don't take any money in your money belts... Don't carry a traveler's bag with a change of clothes and sandals or even a walking stick." Jesus always has the answer to this question. He knows our minds and flesh. He knows what most distracts us from His blessings. This is why Jesus sends his twelve with nothing. It is from us realizing we have nothing on this journey that we can begin to access everything our Father has for us.

This is a place for us to begin everyday. "Jesus, what would keep me from depending completely upon you? What is in the way of me accessing all that you have for me" It is from this place of surrender we can truly receive "every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms".

Jesus,
Thank you for always being patient with me. Thank you while I am looking everywhere but at you, you are lovingly inviting me back to you. Today I receive that invitation. I come to you and you alone. I give you permission to remind me I possess nothing apart from you. Jesus, lead me on the journey for you to become my everything.

- John Meyne