I was reflecting back and thinking about the fear 3% margin of response God has given me!!! And I couldn't help but tremble at the thought of having more than this thin golden thread or this google-den thread!!! And I eat sumptiously almost everyday and have almost all the amenities with all the troubles and tense moments!!! God says that those whom more is entrusted, much more is required of them!!! And certainly God keep me humble with only a 3% return which is less than the prime rate!!! And I think about Solomon to give me comfort that he had all the wisdom of the world short of Jesus himself and I just can fanthom what happen to him to fall away!!! And think about Ecclisticus and think that life is all vanity!!! And I couldn't find any real reason to profit in this life!!! I took this issue to God and asked him to give me comfort!!! And I thought about what really brings anything back???!!! We turn to Proverbs 3:4-5, ["... 1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding..."] And I thought about Mercy and Truth and what God has in-store for those who persue Truth and want to share it and give it away???!!! And this is what really means anything, to get the facts about God and bring a freind with you!!! Let's turn to Psalms 89:14, ["...14Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 15Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. 16In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted..."] And with Mercy and Truth we will hear the Joyful Sound that only the spirit know the bliss of!!! And we can have this peace and joy and if we learn Mercy and Truth and never forget either!!! God has glad tiding for those who embrace the Truth and have the Mercy to pass it along to others!!! And just have to say that God have to humble me that only 3% return will ensue by all my effort!!! And I have to wait on God and that was the hardest lesson!!! But God has given me a golden thread to work and put the message together!!! I hope you too are putting 1 nad
And the truth is that to keep the truth going requires a lots of sacrifice and mercy!!! The Truth goes against what everyone wants to hear!!! And we give up almost everyday!!! Truth is just not Kosher with our ease of mind because we have to do something- repent of our sins and way of life!!! And we just want to be left alone!!!
Once Jesus was teaching in a Sinagogue and there was a demon there that kept hackling him telling him, "What do you have to do with us and torture us before the time!!! Leave us alone!!!
And we don't want to come into that frame of mind!!! Habbakkuk 1:4-5,
["...4Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
5Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you..."]
I sorry I not cheerful when I tell you this, I had my own long day, I too want to doubt and give up!!! But we lift up what ever is left of our faith, like Moses raised his Rod in the wilderness, then we continue to proclaim, to the dismay of the devil and his demons, and the waters of Salvation will part and let us through!!!
May you be blessed. Amen.