ALOHA SAINTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God and me….   John 3:14-18   &   17:20-22

CALLED & CHOSEN 2   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   9/14/20   From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture                    (Across my desk this Monday morning from a church in Texas.)
Is it not obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”?…”  (1 Corinthians 1:27, MSG)

Counted by the Creator
In Luke 9, when Jesus fed the five thousand, they only counted the men. They didn’t count the children or the women, who were regarded as second class, less than back then. Yet it was a small boy, the least likely among the crowd, who brought the lunch that fed the crowd. God uses people that other people don’t count.

Could it be that you’re not reaching your highest potential because you feel like you’re not counted, you’re lacking in some area, now you’re not expecting anything good, not pursuing your dreams? No, you need to have a new perspective. You’re a prime candidate for God to show out in your life. You may feel weak, but God wants to show Himself strong. You may feel like the least likely, but God wants to do something so amazing in your life that it will astound the people around you. You’ve been counted; you’ve been qualified. What God spoke over your life will come to pass.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that even if others discount me, You count me, and You are the only One who really matters. Thank You that You have qualified me to do what You have destined me to do. I believe that You will take what I have and multiply it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
We all from time to time try to self evaluate as to our value.  Usually to pump ourselves up a bit.  And of course the Bible teaches us to judge nothing before the time.  What Time?  HIS TIME, when at the 1st resurrection when we are all called to stand before HIM and come to Know even as we are Known…1 Cor.13….  You see, we are really locked in time now for a time of testing.  But there will be a time,  for those who survive, as in 1 Cor.13 where we see HIS light clearly and not through a smokey glass.  A little boy went to a tent meeting in the back hills of the South.  The preacher’s name was Mordicaha Ham.  the little boy gave his heart to Christ Jesus as LORD.  You  probably never heard of Rev. Ham?  And laughed if you did.   But you may remember the little boy’s name, Billy Graham?   Rev. Ham may have passed to be with the Lord before that little boy even grew up and may have had no idea of the value of that rural tent meeting being so important.  But you better believe it,  when it comes to light with Rev. Ham at the 1st Resurrection  it will be seen to be some time well spent although many of us would never even go near such a meeting in the back hills of Kentucky or Tennessee.

So you really may never know what a Gospel tract about Jesus will do or some words about the Kingdom and the Gospel.  A person may look as mean as a Louisiana Alligator and yet be ready for a change in life and looking for someone to help them out of the darkness and into the light.  

If we really and truly follow the focus of our Lord Jesus Christ, He was all about gathering souls into HIS Kingdom.  It was about a NEW TESTAMENT in giving HIS Church authority to go win one for HIM in bringing the Kingdom of God to Earth.  I love the scriptures in John 17:20-22   “I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message, 21 that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me.  22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one;’

So Jesus prayed for me & you back then that we would find unity with HIM and with HIS GLORY (Power) bring others to HIM as LORD.  And the whole prayer (chapter) concerns HIS prayer for our unity.  And you could add to this if we don’t bother to find that loving unity then we will not enjoy HIS power.  And that also seems to be the state of HIS Church today.  Massive divisions, no power.

Unity can not be found when both parties only want to win.  So we tend to agree to disagree which goes no where and we go away thinking we are godly.    But in a Loving Commitment of finding God’s Truth and allowing God’s Truth to prevail, we find Jesus and the Holy Spirit and Power.  So divisions should be seen as an awesome opportunity to find more of God’s Truth in LOVE.  As we speak, HIS Truth in LOVE, we grow up into HIM in all things.  Eph. 4:15 in fact the thought found in Eph.4:11-16 is the heart of the vision for the LORD’s CHURCH….. Go to Bible Gateway and read this scripture in many translation until you really know the substance.

Yours, in HIS great Love and Wonderful Grace, Ken<><

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and all who love and obey HIM are members.

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