I was laying low on the sofa and wanted to call it quits! I really did not see if I was making any progress in preaching the gospel. I began to think and list and complain to God of all the things I thought I needed and wanted to have now that I was a failure at the gospel. The Lord has taken so much care of some much pending business in my life. It is hard to believe I still thought I needed something else. It seemed that my list never found an end to it. And yes I said that is it! The devil must of surely been very offended at something I said and or wrote... And the Lord began to bring me back and explain to me what was at stake, lives at stake! The question was how much I cared for those lives at stake? And I began to see the picture again and see that many need to hear the gospel! And let remember the great commission, Matthew 28:16-20, ["... 16Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen..."] And I have never quoted this basic passage, how we need God word to remind us of what is good for us and others. And we are set on the road again. And next time Satan visits me I know from what direction he will come, things pertianing to my selfish life! And I know and reaffirm that the Lord will take care of all my business if I take care of his. And he has taken care of me and all my loved ones without an ebb of fail! So I urge you too to not become meloncholic with your life and sad with the holidays. Don't let the devil undo your faith and confidence in God!... In everything else I hope God also takes care of all your personal business as you take care of his! May your hearted, my heart single for the Lord and his work and agenda! May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
My daugther called and told me she had mixed feeling about leaving her abusive husband with alchoholism issues. And I told my daughter don't go back, an aspirin will not heal a pnemonia issue. Yes in this prevalent time we have a mix of people who haven't learned two basic things, responsibility and repect for others. I prayed to God that God would bless this
person so abundantly that some day he become a college professor or a medical doctor or something great so God can show him how shallow, poor, blind, wretched and naked he is, now, then that he would have everything, but one thing, the knowledge of how to be thoughtful of others and have respect for them. And this is what the gospel is all about. That we have a life
so abundant that we learn to have sympathy and respect for others and set them free from their troubles...
And nothing and nobody is like God that he want everyone to have a chance of good things. And the way to have this is knowledge of the truth of how really helpless we are without God and need God so desperately. If we only learn God way God would of tackled all our problems. We turn to Psalm 81 to visit something,
["...11But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee..."]
And in this time of holidays we want to have our love one come to us and visit us. But have we really though of visiting someone who really don't have any love from any place or source, but the best gift that we can give the poor is that they too need to learn to respect others because that is the worst poverty of man, that they have no love for their fellow besides them...
Then we would never have to worry where our next meal is coming from if we learn how God way feeds the spirit and the soul and body. But like God said, "I only...!"
May you be blessed. Amen.