ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,   Beloved of God and me….      John 3:16-18

HEART FAITH 2    “WORTH CONSIDERING”   5/5/20    From Ken<><

Today’s Scripture     (Found in my e-mail’s this morning from Texas.)
“…Now this wonderful statement—that he was accepted and approved through his faith—wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was for us, too, assuring us that God will accept us in the same way he accepted Abraham…”  (Romans 4:23–24, TLB)

It’s Not about Your Performance
Too often we get our performance mixed up with our identity. You ask somebody, “Who are you?” and they answer, “I’m a nurse.” But the truth is, that’s what they do, not who they are. You are a child of the Most High God. That’s where your value, your worth comes from—your who, not your do. You may do some wrong things, but that is not who you are. Nothing that you do changes your value because your value comes from your Creator. So feel good about who you are. When you’re positive toward yourself, you’re in agreement with God. If you make a mistake, the moment you ask God to forgive you, He not only forgives you but He forgets it. Quit remembering what God has forgotten. Quit listening to all the accusing voices telling you what you’re not. Your performance isn’t perfect, but you are accepted and approved through your faith. That’s what matters to God.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are the God of Abraham and my God as well. Thank You that You accept and approve me because of my faith and not because of my performance. I declare that I feel good about who I am and ask You to help me become my best. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
Good word today.   Often we tend to run our days by habit, good or bad.  I was reading about Israel and cell phone in driving.  They now take a picture of the driver through the windshield with the lic. Number on the front and send a hefty bill for a fine if caught.  I suspect this is changing a lot of habits rather quickly in Israel.  And for us sowing and reaping always ends up with a ticket somewhere along the line.  So our Creator has set in place a law to help us change to become like Jesus.  After you do the same begative thing several times and the results are always negative we do tend to get it eventually and begin to change.  I am told that it takes about 30 days to change a habit before your heart yields to the change and the change becomes a part of you.  Same thing about thinking between the conscious mind and the heart or id or subconscious mind.  We use about 1/7 of our potential in everyday conscious thinking and 6/7 is who we really are.  I can say with my head, “ I Think it is going to rain.”  But then with the heart I leave the umbrella at home.  And the reverse is true as well.  And our Creator knows this that is why all of the valid changes that are mentioned in our Bible are (heart) decisions.  Rom. 10:9-10…  Do a study on heart with “Bible Gateway” you will be amazed as how important heart faith is.  Please do this, it could change your life.

I am told by Paul in Romans 8 that I am more than a conquer and that I can do all things (As guided by the Holy Spirit.) in Christ Jesus as my LORD,  Rom. 8.    Last night I woke up around 2 to go to the bathroom and got back to bed and started talking to DAD and in a little while I started to feel something strange settling over me, not uncomfortable but like a dark chill.  Out of my heart came, that’s not DAD!…  So I took my authority that I have by the Word of God as a blood washed son of GOD and rebuked it and it quickly left.  And I then drifted off to some good sleep knowing that my Heavenly Father was watching over me and I had nothing to fear.  And what a great feeling to know that my heart was tuned it to the truth as to what was going on.  I know that I am high up on the enemy hit list, but what do I care if God is with me?

And it is very true that when we really establish Christ Jesus as our True LORD in our heart that we become HIS and HIS foundation is set in our heart where it can not be removed except if we, because of sins lies,  change our mind and tell HIM to leave.  I became a Christian in 1955 with a heart understanding of this wonderful verse of scripture as found in 1 Cor. 3:9-15:

For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s [b] garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.  10 According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it,  11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).  12 But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,  13 The work of each [one] will become [plainly, openly] known (shown for what it is); for the day [of Christ] will disclose and declare it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test and critically appraise the character and worth of the work each person has done.  14 If the work which any person has built on this Foundation [any product of his efforts whatever] survives [this test], he will get his reward.  15 But if any person’s work is burned up [under the test], he will suffer the loss [of it all, losing his reward], though he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has passed] through fire.    1 Cor.3:9-16   https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Cor.3&version=AMPC

Don’t just read this, try to digest it…  Consider each thought, ingest, use several translations.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><    www.Trinity-Aloha.org

There is but one single unified Church of Christ Jesus in Scripture,   John 17
And all who Truly Love & Obey HIM are members for eternity.

BRIEF NEWS:   After weeks of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, churches across America were encouraged to hold in-person services again on May 3, Fox News reports. This date was the first Sunday since the US government launched its reopening plan and allowed congregants to attend church in person.  The Treasury Department announced on Monday that it expects to borrow $3 trillion during the second quarter this year.  worthybrief@worthynetwork.com   1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer.  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

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