ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,   Beloved of God,   John 3:16-18

VICTORY,        “WORTH CONSIDERING”    10/2/10.   (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere…”
(2 Corinthians 2:14, ESV)
Another Victory Is On The Way

Are you facing challenges or difficulties today? Maybe something has happened that could easily discourage you and cause you to give up on your dreams. I want to remind you that where you are is not where you are going to stay. God has a good plan in store for your future. When you stay in step with Him, you’ll walk right into victory. The Scripture tells us that God wants to take us from glory to glory, from victory to victory. Even if you are between victories right now, keep your passion. Keep your enthusiasm. Focus on the fact that God has another level for you—another level of glory, another level of increase, another level of His favor.

Today I encourage you to go out with a smile on your face. Give Him your best. When you thank God for what He has done, you are sowing a seed that He will use in your future. Keep praying, keep believing, keep hoping, and stand strong because another victory is coming your way!

A Prayer for Today
“Father God, right now I choose to focus my mind and heart completely on You. I choose to step out of discouragement, step out of complacency, step out of worry, and step in to Your glory. You alone are worthy, and I thank You for the victory You have in store for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:

Ever heard that expression:  “Take care for what you wish for, you just might get it.”  God’s direction guides us to Positive victories in HIS Kingdom.  Our old nature can result in securing what is wasteful and painful for us.  So before we focus on securing something it is best if we find out that it is also the will of GOD for us to have it.  Even in picking out a wife or husband.  We are so prone to be sold on something emotionally and then totally focus on securing it and then it sits in a closet to be added to the other stuff that we don’t use.   I bought an expensive metal detector long ago as I thought that finding coins & rings on the beach would be a great way to get sun and exercise and find stuff.  That was years ago, never ever got to the beach,  don’t even know now what happened to it.  So much of our life in what we do may be important at the time to us.  But really,  what is important to GOD and what will last for eternity?  That is really where we need to be victorious.  God has granted us Victory in Romans 8 that is profound but what we seek to have victory in must also be guided by the Holy Spirit or it is a waste of time.  I look back and now feel that I really missed it,   I should have given my children more of my time especially in teaching them about the Kingdom of GOD.  And especially in taking them fishing and rock hunting and getting out in the woods where GOD is easy to experience.  I was saved in finding the LORD in 1 Cor.3:14-15 but did not really understand how important it was  to build with gold, silver and precious stones in the Holy Spirit on the foundation of Christ Jesus.  So much of what I have done has only been wood, hay and stubble to be burned.  Apostle Paul continues in that letter to lament for those so called Christians that are still caught up in the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of this world in sharing this:

We are [looked upon as] fools on account of Christ and for His sake, but you are [supposedly] so amazingly wise and prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are [so very] strong! You are highly esteemed, but we are in disrepute and contempt!  11 To this hour we have gone both hungry and thirsty; we [[a]habitually] wear but one undergarment [and shiver in the cold]; we are roughly knocked about and wander around homeless.  12 And we still toil unto weariness [for our living], working hard with our own hands. When men revile us [[b]wound us with an accursed sting], we bless them. When we are persecuted, we take it patiently and endure it.  13 When we are slandered and defamed, we [try to] answer softly and bring comfort. We have been made and are now the rubbish and filth of the world [the offscouring of all things, the scum of the earth].  14 I do not write this to shame you, but to warn and counsel you as my beloved children.  1 Cor. 4:10-14.  Amplified

So far, as me being a Christian, what has it cost me,  very little.  Personally, I have never missed a meal unless I wanted to.  I have never had a concern about clothing or in being homeless.  God has always been there for me.   As to being slandered and defamed and treated like rubbish for being a Bible Christian,  I have experienced some of that kind of persecution.  But the scriptures tells me to expect that as all who try to live godly in Christ Jesus shall be persecuted.   And especially by family.  So you might want to take an inventory:  Do you really know the will of God for yourself.  Rom.8.    Are you a Bible Christian or you only a so called emotional christian through osmosis, a do gooder.  Have you ever helped guide someone into the Kingdom of God in making Christ Jesus, LORD?  To where their life was changed and they were filled with the Holy Spirit.  With our Creator God, this is HIS top drawer,  is it yours?   This is the essence of real and eternal victory….  This is what Jesus died for.

Yours,  In HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><                  You will find a hot link on our HomePage: for more “Worth Considering”  blogs.   “THERE IS BUT ONE CHURCH OF CHRIST JESUS AND ALL WHO TRULY LOVE AND OBEY HIM ARE MEMBERS.”

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