ATTITUDE, “WORTH CONSIDERING’ 11/5/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
| “…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]…”
(John 10:10 AMP)
|Choose to Enjoy Life|
A seventeenth-century monk named Brother Lawrence found the answer to enjoying the nitty-gritty of everyday life. He was a humble cook in a French monastery, but he authored a book entitled, “Practicing the Presence of God.” In it he explained how he was able to turn even the most commonplace and menial tasks, such as preparing meals and washing dishes, into acts of praise and communion with God. The key, he wrote, was not to change what you do, but to change your attitude toward what you do. When you begin doing these tasks, realize that you are doing them for God. Use it as an opportunity to worship Him through acts of service. When you do, you will discover pleasure even in taking out the trash. So don’t let the enemy deceive you into thinking that you must get away from your daily routine in order to truly enjoy life. Don’t wait for your next vacation—enjoy today and every day as a gift from God. Enjoy getting up and eating breakfast. Enjoy going to work. Enjoy mowing the lawn. Enjoy going to the grocery store. Enjoy washing the dishes. You have to do these things anyway—why not choose to enjoy them? When you do, you will go through life with a smile on your face, a spring in your step, and enjoy the abundant, overflowing life of victory that God has in store for you.!
|A Prayer for Today|
|“God, what an amazing and blessed day this will be when I choose to tackle every task with joy and thanksgiving. As I go through my to-do list, I will do so knowing that every day is a gift and I am happy to accept it from my Father in Heaven. In Jesus’ name – Amen.”|
Such a good teaching today. Joy is not in the stuff or about the stuff but in how the stuff makes it possible for souls to better see and explore God’s eternal Kingdom through the stuff. Yesterday I was running some errands that I really felt too tired to do at my age, attitude not too good, but had to be done. I was starting to gripe a bit but then thought to turn on the New Testament CD and in just a few minutes I was listening to James, Peter and John and forgot all about how I felt. And every thing got done and got home OK. Got to go again today and also do Costco shopping, Sue is on vacation for a couple of weeks so home alone. But all is well in Christ Jesus. Ever listened to the little Book of James for meaning?? INTENSE !!!!
The Holy Spirit has been directing my attention this last few weeks and the fact that when GOD’s Word shares about up becoming a Holy people that it is exactly what HE means. In so many ways we tend to rationalize the darkness into being OK. That somehow God making us to be a Holy people is not possible. So we tend to wonder off and create our own illusion of truth which is modified with the worlds lies. And soon good becomes evil and evil becomes good. OVER AND OVER in the New Testament the writers teach us in the Holy Spirit that to be friends with the world is to be the enemy of GOD. Look for this as you read through the New Testament. We have been born into a corrupted world system and we grow up as friends with that system of thought. The Word of God teaches that if any soul be in Christ Jesus that they are a NEW CREATION, that old things are passing away and that behold, all things are becoming new.
Jesus teaches it this way through John the “Beloved”
John 12:24-26 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
24 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.
25 Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]
26 If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [[a]to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
Please take the time to really digest the substance of this message. Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><
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Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
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