FAITH & DETERMINATION

ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God and me,   John 3:14–1

FAITH & DETERMINATION,  “WORTH CONSIDERING” 7/23/20, From Ken<><

Today’s Scripture          (Across my desk today from a big church in Texas.)
…”I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw…”  Prov. 24:32

Before You Let Go
When we make poor choices, get into a relationship that we knew would not be good, or get in over our head in our spending, there’s always pain that follows. We talk about how important it is to let go of the past, to let go of the divorce, the failure, the bad break, and that’s true. But before you let go of the negative event, remember the lesson you learned from the experience. You’re doing yourself a disservice if you go through a painful time and don’t come out with what you were supposed to gain. Don’t waste the pain and go through it again.  Are you bringing pain on yourself? Are you struggling with relationships that don’t last, perhaps because you keep saying everything you feel like saying? The pain will stop if you learn the lesson and zip it up. Be big enough to say, “Here’s where I missed it, but I’m not going to do it again.”

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are full of mercy, and You always give me the grace to get through the consequences of the mistakes I make. Thank You that there are lessons in the pain that are for my good. Help me to learn and remember. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Comments:
Possible the most difficult part of the Christian walk is family and other Christians.   I have been hurt more by family and other Christians than any thing else in this world.  Of course this has nothing to do with love, Truth, Biblical Faith or Jesus .  But the enemy will keep romping on the pains of the past as being the fault of GOD.  And if we will listen, as Eve was taught at the tree, God is just not fair.  He enjoys making us suffer.  So the lie of sin finds a roost in our head and we go for it and find our selves in pain and all of a sudden, GOD is responsible.  After all, He is God and controls everything RIGHT!!!     So it must be HIS fault.

We have a beautiful book full of information on how to have a healthy eternal soul of light.            But like the directions on a complicated piece of furniture bought from Amazon.   We take all the parts out and start to put things together without following the directions and when finished we have extra parts and a mess.  Do we then go blame the company?  Some do and even kick the boxes. God has given us excellent directions on how to learn to use our freewill so that we can learn not to make heaven look like earth.  It is freewill because we can do as we please with it.  And we find ourselves in a world full of many decisions.   Like the directions in His Book instruct us to be single and celibate until married.  And that we are to not be unequally yoked in the marriage but learn to be like Christ Jesus and HIS Church as in His Kingdom.  But our children are hurting and over ½ of our marriages are falling apart with STD’s  being  rampant.  The Good Book teaches us to bring up a child with the parents being the example of what they can become.  And we send them off to public schools that teach them atheism and immorality.  And we wonder why at puberty when they should be model men and women that they are full of pride, lust and in total rebellion.

Once I had a vision or dream???  I was standing next to a large flat field with a lovely lawn, it looked like about the size of 4 football fields all together.  There was a long white line stretched across the side of the field and on my side of the line were stacked thousands of brown paper square boxes with writing on the top of each box.  Some very large, some very small.   Then as I was thinking what a monster puzzle that was as also being a Gen. Contractor, I wondered where the plans and directions were as it clearly seemed to be the parts and pieces for a very large and beautiful building.  And then all of a sudden there were thousands of people going to the boxes and with no direction at all started to remove the brown paper and toss it to the winds.  My heart sunk and as I watched the folks who felt they were leaders or superintendents began to organize small groups of people and supervise the placing of the parts.    A corner went up here, a door there, a wall another place.  All were very busy but not really talking to each or the other working parties.  It was one big mess of confusion.  And as I was standing there the LORD came up beside me and stretched HIS right arm clear across the field to my left side along the white line and very gently removed all of the parts and people to a gentle pile on my right side of the field.  And HE said, “I will build my Church.”  That vision was given a very long time ago but it seems to me that we are still trying to build the LORD’s Church in our image and not HIS.

If you go through the Bible to understand what HIS Church looks like, It looks like HIM.  It is not a building, it is a people who are like Jesus.  In our Birth from Above we are given the DNA of God by the Holy Spirit.  Faith feeds the DNA, Fear and Unbelief starves the DNA.  So spiritually we really do become what we eat.  John 12:24-26 gives us a good understanding:   Jesus taught:  “ I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone [just one grain, never more]. But if it dies, it produces much grain and yields a harvest. 25 The one who loves his life [eventually] loses it [through death], but the one who hates his life in this world [and is concerned with pleasing God] will keep it for life eternal. 26 If anyone serves Me, he must [continue to faithfully] follow Me [without hesitation, holding steadfastly to Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]; and wherever I am [in heaven’s glory], there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.  AMP Bible.

Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken<><

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