SOWING & REAPING, "WORTH CONSIDERING" 11/29/19, (Across my desk this morning.)
|“Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name…” (Malachi 3:16, NIV)|
|God’s Book of Remembrance|
Do you ever keep special cards or emails from loved ones? People do this because those words of love and encouragement are important. In the same way, your words and thoughts of love are important to God, too. Did you know He has a Book of Remembrance? In this book, every time we talk about Him or thank Him for His goodness, He has the angels write it down. When you just think about God, the angels record it. In fact, this moment right now, the angels are writing it down in the Book of Remembrance. This book is not up on a dusty storeroom shelf in heaven somewhere. The Scripture says, “It stays constantly before God, wide open, as a reminder of those who are thinking of Him.” God loves you so much and values your love, too. All throughout the day, be determined to keep God in your thoughts. Meditate on His promises and thank Him for His goodness. When we keep our minds focused on Him, we won’t be distracted by the cares of this world. When you let your love for Him show, it pleases His heart and draws you closer to Him each and every day.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, today I turn my heart and mind toward You, thanking You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I bless You today because You are worthy. I hold Your truth close to my heart so that I can always be pleasing to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|
My Thoughts: Not too sure about all that Angel writing thing but I do know that our every thought, word and deed is recorded in eternity except for the sins that we repent for and confess and ask forgiveness for in the name of Christ Jesus. Those will be REMOVED, Ps.103:12. Otherwise every word that we say will follow us for eternity. Even the judgment will be through our own words, Matt.7:1-2, Matt.12:37. We will be held totally accountable for our understanding of HIS Truth by our words at either judgment. The first judgement for the saved or the second judgement for the lost. Actually, Jesus taught that only a few souls would make it into the Kingdom of God by the straight and narrow way, Matt:7:13-14. Each day is a new and wonderful opportunity to tune into our Heavenly Father and HIS creation and to thank HIM for just being alive to learn more about HIM and HIS greatness. And for finding repentance and forgiveness for the many times we have been so full of ourselves. And the focus of saving our lives rather then giving them back to HIM, John 12:24-26. We were and are created for HIM to share HIS Salvation and Truth and to be formed into HIS likeness. We are each unique and have a special design factor to be fitly joined and compacted together so that the world might see Christ Jesus in all of HIS Righteousness, Love, Glory and Power and be drawn to HIM. He came to save us from ourselves and to be drawn into the Kingdom of God. The only problem is that our free will has been negatively conditioned in Adam to live in sin, pride and rebellion and must be recycled in Christ Jesus to learn to live in humility, love, obedience and unity. His vision for us is seen clearly in HIS prayer as recorded by John, the whole chapter 17. especially verses (20-24). Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and all who truly Love and Obey HIM are members. Great RAVENHILL QUOTES, -Leonard Ravenhill. "We can´t serve God by proxy." (And God has no Grand Children.) "We must do what we can do for God, before He will give us the power to do what we can´t " "There´s a difference between changing your opinion, and changing your lifestyle." "Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death." "If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there´s something wrong!" "Some women will spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church-with prayer and meditation?" "Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?" "Today´s church wants to be raptured from responsibility." "Testimonies are wonderful. But, so often our lives don´t fit our testimonies." [Concerning one of the new "movements" in the church that was causing a stir among Christians:] "There´s also a stir when the circus comes to town." "You can´t develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict." "When there´s something in the Bible that churches don´t like, they call it `legalism.´" [Concerning the fixation that today´s church has with numbers, with growth at any price:] "The church has paid a terrible price for statistics!" "You can have all of your doctrines right-yet still not have the presence of God." "Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, `Leonard, you took Me too seriously´?" "If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way excuse us for not following Christ.