OBEDIENCE = GRACE

ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God and a Very Merry Christmas with your family.
    as we remember the coming of Jesus Christ our Savior and LORD.  (King/Master)

OBEDIENCE = GRACE,   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   12/20/19,   (Over my desk the morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart…”  Ps. 37:4
Your Secret Petitions

God knows the secret petitions of your heart. He knows every hidden dream He’s placed within you. He knows the things that you haven’t told anyone about. Maybe you thought they would never come to pass, or maybe you buried them because they didn’t happen on your timetable. Maybe, in the natural, you have every reason to give up on those dreams. Be encouraged today—God is still working behind the scenes! He still has a plan to bring those dreams to pass. Do what today’s verse says and delight yourself in Him. The word “delight” actually means “to make yourself soft and pliable.” It paints the picture of God as the Potter and you as the clay. Allow God to mold and shape your character today. Allow Him to direct your plans and ideas. Keep an attitude of faith and expectancy, and as you submit your ways to the Lord and follow His leading, He will fulfill those secret petitions of your heart!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, You said the path of the righteous gets brighter and brighter. You said no good thing will You withhold because I walk uprightly before You. You said because I delight myself in You, You will give me the secret petitions of my heart. Thank You for being in control of my life and for the good things You have in store for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen. “

My Thoughts
Often as I am seeking MY LORD’S wisdom, help, power, strength in a confrontational situation I am reminded of the following verse:  “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  6And (God) having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.  2 Cor.10:5-6

It would seem as much of what we fear is really just out of our imaginations and by not completely trusting the LORD to protect and to provide for us.   So under the law of sowing and reaping HE has to wait on our obedience prior to assisting us.  That much of the conflicts that we endure are due to our own lack of faith.   I often counsel folks to remember that fear is faith going backwards.   And further that fear can be a chameleon of many colors so that it does not always present it’s self as fear.  Often it comes looking like wisdom or vanity but basically it digs into our past of where we were once hurt and don’t want to go there again.  But obviously it is never the same as the past and the issues are always uniquely different.  But we lack the patience to challenge our imaginations carefully.  We can not assume that any 2 people are alike,  they never are.   And each soul deserves faith and love if we are to be serving the LORD as HE loves them in all their sin and still want’s them for HIS KINGDOM.  And you are really HIS representative on earth to reveal HIM to all you contact in every day.  I usually carry a few tracts that I personally put together from the Word of God on LIGHT.  I am about to order the next 1000.   They only cost .10 cents each.   And out of 3000 so far I have only been turned down about 3 times.  I also make paper air planes out of them for the kids when I can and they love them.  And like it says in Psalm 126:5-6:  “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”  So my feeling is that I am sowing seeds, in Joy, really, that I will not see the results of until on the other side.  That I am investing my life, little by little into that which is everlasting and eternal.  The kids always take the little paper airplanes home and I know that eventually they will fall apart and I wonder how many parents will get curious and pick them up and read what is written from the Bible on LIGHT?  This is a lot more fun than tracking what the darkness is up to.  A lot more productive than getting jailed by vain imaginations and fears.  Rom. 1:20-22.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,”
So what kind of seeds are you sowing?   That will be the eternal crop that you harvest.  Obedience grows freedom.

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

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