ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,   Rom. 10:9-10

SOWING & REAPING,   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   (In my mail box this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you…”   (Ecclesiastes 11:1, NLT)
Help Others Succeed

God’s system works on the principle of sowing and reaping. What you pour out will come back to you in increased measure. When you give generously, a generous harvest will return to you. When you help others succeed, you will find abundant success on your path, too. What are you investing in the lives of the people around you? Are you helping others get ahead? There are people in your life who hold the keys for you to reach your full potential. These are people whom God has placed in your life for you to help along. The higher they rise, the higher you will rise. When you give generously of your time, talent and resources, you are setting yourself up for greater success. People will come across your path who will help you grow and reach your full potential. But you have to do your part to step out and sow the seed. Be on the lookout for ways you can help others. As you give of yourself to help others grow, you’ll rise higher and live the abundant life He has in store for you.

A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, I open my heart to Your heart. I invite You to use me to be a blessing in the lives of others. Show me where to invest my time, talent, and resources for Your glory.”

My Thoughts:
Deeply understanding this principle of life is extremely important for our good.  Our Creator, never violates this principle of balance.  Like balancing a tire, life is not in balance until it is running smooth and with out a wobble.
Jesus Christ is GOD’s example of balance and perfection.  It is written many times in the New Testament that The Heavenly Father wants and will help us to become balanced and be like Christ Jesus if we are up for it.  Phil.1:6.       I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].   So making Christ Jesus as LORD and Savior begins a pilgrimage in which the Holy Spirit wants to help us become like Christ Jesus.  So what is it to become like Christ Jesus.  Will I still be me?  Most assuredly, yes.
It appears we will be able to recognize each other in the resurrection but without the effects of Adam’s sin and spiritual death and decay.  We will be provided with new bodies that are eternal but totally sustained directly by GOD’s power and not through secondary resources.  It will be a perfect body as was the body of Christ Jesus in HIS resurrection.  We will feel very much at home in our new houses.   However, for now, the warranty is 120 years as per Gen. 6:3 and subject, of course, to our personal maintenance. 

So back to sowing and reaping.   What kind of seeds have you been sowing.  What you sow in your garden will be very predictable as to the crop.  In the motion picture “Second Hand Lions” The subjects of the movie decided to plant a first time garden.  So seeds were purchased from a traveling salesman.  The packages all had the pictures of beautiful vegetables on them.  But had been all loaded with very inexpensive corn.   Guess What,  A whole big field of Corn resulted.  Moral of the story,  in our lying world, you need to know what the seed looks like and not just the packaging.  A lot of Jezebel seeds are now being packaged in Holy Women seed packets.  Do we give to get?  That would also be a wrong motive.  Paul teaches it this way:  2 Cor.9:7  Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He [a]takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving].    James also adds his touch to the truth of the issue:  James 4:2-4:  You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You burn with envy and anger and are not able to obtain [the gratification, the contentment, and the happiness that you seek], so you fight and war. You do not have, because you do not ask.[Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures.You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world’s friend is being God’s enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God.

So we see that the sanctification process is to remove us entirely from the influence of this world and set our feet on a new foundation (Isa.28:16-17) and sowing and reaping helps us to know what is in the package that we buy into as to as to what is published on the label.   Often when the crop grows from what we purchased we find that the vegetables are bitter and un-eatable, weeds.  We are here to lean to become like Jesus and help others to also become like Jesus.  If we sow to the flesh we harvest a crop we can not eat.  If we sow to the spirit, the crop is everlastingly good to enjoy.  Rom.8:12-14: So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh [we are not obligated to our carnal nature], to live [a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates] of the flesh.  13 For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.  14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons (children) of God.

Yours in HIS great LOVE and wonderful GRACE & MERCY,   Ken<><
(We will be having a Bible Fellowship this Friday @ 6, Dec.20 at 85-4554 Mamalahoa Hwy.  Capt. Cook 96704)

There is but one church of Christ Jesus and all who truly love and obey HIM are members.

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