MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/14/20 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (Found in my e-mails this morning from Texas.}
“…Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord…” (1 Corinthians 15:58, NKJV)
Be Steadfast and Immovable
To “be steadfast and immovable” is a powerful choice we need to make. “I am not going to be moved by my circumstances. I’m not going to let what others say about me steal my joy. I’m not going to live worried about my finances. I’m going to do my best and trust God to do what I can’t do. I have the grace from God to handle anything that comes my way.” As long as you’re allowing circumstances to determine your peace and joy, your life is going to be like a roller coaster ride that’s based on what goes your way. That’s surface living. God is saying, “You have to go down deeper in your faith.” Rather than try to use your faith to control your circumstances, use your faith to control yourself in the midst of those circumstances. When you stay in peace, that’s a place of power. You know that no weapon formed against you will prosper.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your peace and joy as I put my trust in You. Help me to be steadfast and consistent, unmoved by the ups and downs of life. I believe You have given me the grace to handle anything that comes my way today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
So here we are called to be EXCEPTIONAL…. How many steadfast people in Christ Jesus do you know at this time? Probably don’t even need two hands to count them on. Actually the prophetic disposition of our generation as being wishy washy is all through Holy Scripture. Let’s take a look and the end time church that we happen to be living in. “And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: “These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God’s creation: 15 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth! 17 For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see. 19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude]. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. 21 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne. 22 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). Rev.3:14-22, And notice that Jesus is outside this Church knocking to get in. And this is supposed to be HIS church. Whooo !!!
And take a look at Paul’s prophesy: “But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear]. 2 For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane. 3 [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. 4 [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God. 5 For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them]. 2 Tim.3
So it is obvious that if you really want to spend eternity in God’s Heaven you are going to have to allow the HOLY SPIRIT to give you God’s Grace and help you to become an exceptional Christian. You are going to end up really being like Jesus if you allow the Holy Spirit do the work HE was assigned to do with you. Mediocracy will not make the cut. Driving in the middle of the road will only end in a car wreck. John teaches beautifully what Jesus said: “ I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest. 25 Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.] 26 If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [[a]to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.” John 12:24-26
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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