DECEPTION

ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16-18

DECEPTION,     “WORTH CONSIDERING”
   9/26/19    (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows…”(Galatians 6:7, NIV)

He Has Mercy     Have you ever looked at a large old tree and wondered how long it has been there? The thing to remember when you see a tree like this is that at one time, it was merely a little seed. Just like a mighty oak tree, if you want to grow tall and strong in your faith, you must plant the good seeds of faith so that you may reap a great harvest!

All through the Scripture, we find the principle of sowing and reaping. Farmers may get discouraged sometimes, but they know that if they want good results, they must keep planting and watering the good seeds. This is true of you as well. Notice, we reap what we sow. If you want to reap happiness, you have to sow some “happiness” seeds by making other people happy. If you want to reap financial blessings, you must sow financial seeds in the lives of others. If you want to reap friendships, you should sow a seed and be a friend. Keep planting the seeds of faith, and you’ll see growth and a good harvest.

Today, look for ways to show kindness and goodness to the people around you, even when they aren’t kind to you. Don’t repay evil for evil. Take the high road. Bless those who wrongfully use you. Seek to do good, show kindness, and you will see it come back as a blessing in your own life in return!

A Prayer for Today    “Father in heaven, thank You for the relationships in my life. Help me find creative ways to connect with the people I love. Help me to walk and live in a spirit of unity as You commanded in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:   Over the years I have observed a lot of bad decisions including those of my own doing.  And I have also observed God’s protection at times and intervention.  Three times HE has saved me from death through just a word to my spirit at the right time.   However,  I have never seen HIM reverse the law of sowing and reaping.  I have never seen a broken hearted pregnant girl have her baby just disappear.  The Holy Spirit would help make lemon aid out of the lemon situation but once that bit of the original diamond is chipped away in time it can not be glued back again.   We can help others to not make the same mistakes but the stone that is left smaller in potential than the original stone. 

So in knowing this,  our Creator’s advise is to forget what has passed and use what still remains to press on into the knowledge and presence of Christ Jesus as LORD.  You can not change the past but the past, if left to the flesh, can and will corrupt your future.   And as for tomorrow it also is out of reach with it’s fears and is best left alone.  So today is the first day of the rest of your life, best to use it with wisdom and the Word of God in your heart.  And tomorrow do the same.  And don’t be fooled into thinking all is OK if you are still walking in disobedience to the Truth that you do know.  It is our actions that determine our faith not our words.  I can parrot Holy Scriptures till the cows come home but if my life does not reflect what is said then it is hypocrisy or just an act.  Jesus called the people out on this thought: 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity,  Matt.7:20-23.  and in John:  20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him,  John 14:20-22.

Christ Jesus came to actually change us into HIS Image and Likeness if we will allow it?  Coming to Christ Jesus as LORD begins the process.  He taught us that narrow and straight is the way to eternal life and not many would fine it.  That out of the heart proceeds the issues of life.  As a person thinks in their heart so are they.  With the heart man believes into righteousness.  For our lives to change, by faith, we must envision the long view of GOD’S loving plans for us in HIS Eternity.  We must personally decide to totally submit to Christ Jesus as LORD,  REALLY !!!  We must make a final good bye to this world’s lies.

Really let this verse, from Jesus, find home in your heart of hearts:  24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.  25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.  26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.  John 12:24-26.


Thursday,  a beautiful day in Kealia, HI.   Be Blessed in your day,   Ken<><

(Past “Worth Considering” notes may be found as a link:  www.Trinity-Aloha.org

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




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