One of the mosts mysterious things I have to contemplate is that Jesus is the Porthhole to Heaven and to everything here on earth. Turn to John 10:7-9, ["... 7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture..."] In this passage God only says Jesus is the porthole to heaven but really has authority over all affairs in heaven and earth. We turn to Matthew 28, ["...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..."] And the fact of the matter is that Jesus is God. We turn to John 1, ["... 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made..."] And the point we want to make is that we should be always be weary of the Diety of Jesus as God and always submit our plan to him. Since he is also our High Preist we should always consult him for all things as possible and don't go on a limb for anything without him and his blessing. We should not say, "I will do this or I will do that...!" without being prayfully mindful of his souveign rein over all affairs. We turn bible to James 4, ["... 13Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil..."] And like we said we should always be wary, thankful and mindful of God in all of our undertakings and never take anything for granted and thank God Jesus in all and for all situations. And possibly learn not do what Job did exact anything of God, we want to prayfully ask him for everthing and thank him the same way with fear and trembling... May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
I has a betwicx feeling this Monday, I should of take care of some chores Sunday, and now Monday they got away! I suppose I was an unworthy servant to take it easy! But I just did not want the devil to topple my humanity and I needed to put everything on hold and focus on the Lord for 24 hours. It can get away from us that we go from busy to busy and Satan keeps loading the docket on this life's affairs from day in and day out. And we need to stop everything and focus the author of all our success on what ever we undertake, Jesus God!...
And it is not always about be clever or and diligent all the time, but really taking in a good scoop of the Lord, We turn to Revelations 2,
["...1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love..."]
And it is a great sin not be a good and faithful servant, but we should not put the Lord to test when we over do it and begin to destroy ourselves in our devotion or diligence. And yet we can trust him always, but we should always exercise wisdom with the strength, riches and resources he give us. It we see danger coming we should avert the situation, but in all matters, if
we stop and contemplate and take time for God that is the wisest thing to do. Beware of the tyranny of the urgent who needs something to be done right now and at any cost and needs to be given all priory...!
Comtemplate couseling the Lord in all matters even the urgent and pray that he curtail Satans activity over and give us a break and help see that we can take control again of the situation...
May you be delivered. Amen.