Aloha Saints, Sinners, Family and Friends…. This was funny…
So I am going into Home Depot and my daughter Debbie calls…… And we are talking, good connection.
Now I am headed into the lost and found, returns area with about 6 “Associates” actively engaged with hardly any customers, So I am headed into the area with a cart and nothing in it to see about some roofing materials but the call is rather absorbing and so I stop and finally head into a wall and so “picture” here is this 85 yr. old man leaning over an empty cart facing and empty wall talking away to nobody….. get the picture. No one sees my cell in my pocket my blue tooth under my shirt or notices my hearing aids which are connected into my blue tooth hearing aids…. So final a soft spoken lady comes out with a lot of empathy in her voice and asks me if I am OK, do I need any help? I look up and the whole area has me on their radar. I point to my hearing aids and to my blue tooth control…. All breath a sigh of releaf and go back to the way the world turns in Home Depot. Just missed an epiphany with the men in the little white coats and the noisy big white box on wheels. Some how this made my day a little lighter to know that someone cared to ask. Of course they may also have been concerned that they might have a berserker going off in Home Depot.
Yesterday I was talking to a man about 51 and he was complaining that no one really cared for or about him. His parents had died without anything and had left him nothing. I said nothing, as how do you tell someone of that age that they are only reaping what they have personally sown in life… As GOD is the only true source and that he has given HIM nothing to work with. It is what we freely and lovingly give to others that will eventually return to us and also is increased. We must plant the seeds of the harvest that we desire. But some souls are like a black hole that sucks up everything around them into their hole and not even the light can escape. And if they do give anything it is only to manipulate to get more back in return. With them there is not much that can be done by God to help them unless they make their piece with God in Christ Jesus and submit in love to the eternal commandments of God.
John 12 24-25 is a place in Scripture where our Lord Jesus teaches on this. It is a paradox. When I was a very young Christian in 1955 a man by the name of Bob Newkirk challenged me to find a life verse, this is the one I came up with and have been working on ever since. Still don’t have it welded into every cell my being as yet but certainly worthy of working on before we meet the KING face to face.
Might want to sit down with this and deeply consider how this truth effects your life:
John 12:24-26 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) “Jesus Speaking…”
24 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.
We are Pilgrims on earth for a very short time on earth to learn obedience and humility. Who is #1 in your life? It is easy to find out, what does your free time support ?
Yours, in HIS great Love and Mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
(Remodel about completed in Kealia, moving into the home. New carport and ministry center going up today with Todd and team moving lots of wood. Could be done about the middle of May and ready for use shortly thereafter. Then the move of my left over stuff to Kealia or to Puna for the ministry over there.)