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

  4/6/20   from Ken<><

Today’s Scripture  (1 Peter 2:9, NIV)    (Found in my email this morning.)
“…But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

Be Uncommon
We are living in a day where it’s acceptable to compromise standards, to take the easy way out and not have integrity, to do what everybody else is doing, to go where everybody else goes, to think like everyone else thinks. It’s common. Complainers and compromisers are a dime a dozen. It’s normal. But God did not create you to be common.

God is looking for uncommon people. People who have uncommon faith, who believe for things that seem impossible. People who have uncommon commitment, who do the right thing when it’s hard. People who have an uncommon attitude that’s positive when everyone else is negative. People who have uncommon integrity, who do not give in to temptation but do what they know is best. When you make this decision to not fit in, to not do what everyone else is doing, but to be uncommon, you will see uncommon favor, uncommon strength, uncommon friendships, uncommon increase. God rewards uncommon.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for setting me apart to be Your special possession, to be one of Your chosen ones, to be uncommon. Thank You that I don’t have to let society squeeze me into its mold. I want my life to stand out as one who brings You praise. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts,
Great word today, each one of us is uniquely designed with gifts for a creative purpose in the foreknowledge and predestination of God.  All that is needed is for us to set our freewill in humility and obedience in wanting to hear HIS voice and learn how to become obedient.  As the children of Adam we were born spiritually dead and we can also choose to remain dead in sins and trespasses if we want to.  To change from being a child of Adam to being a child of God is a life long decision but the sooner we make that decision the more time we can have to help others find their way as well.  There is an open door that our loving Creator has set before us to explore HIS Kingdom and how real faith in love works.  To learn to love as God loves requires absolute freewill as love is always a choice.  Therefore even our salvation is an eternal choice for us.  The choice to either live in the light with God or the darkness without God.

And remember, fear is faith going backwards so don’t get caught up in the virus fear all around us.  Be careful and wise but not fearful.  God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love and a calm, well balanced and disciplined mind.  2 Tim. 1:7…  AMP

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

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus now and forever.
And those who truly Love & Obey HIM are members.

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