A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)
This morning I was repenting for getting too much into doing things my self which is not trusting God. The first two Scriptures that I read had to do with TRUSTING God with ALL my heart. See–it’s always all about the heart issue.
His thoughts and ways are so much higher than ours…
Remember His disciples the day that Jesus ascended back to heaven and they stood there gazing up until He was beyond their view. God sent an angel to tell them to be about their Father’s business. He is watching over His Word to bring it to pass at the right time. All the while we can trust His Word for it is Faithful and True.
Lately being in the insurance business and all the lies that have been spewed through the media circus about this healthcare is a FRAUD and a DECEPTION and I’d allowed my mind to wander into defending the truth by exposing their vicious lies.
Yet I tend to go where angels fear to tread and it is not the Lord’s ways. I must remember that Jesus was angry at those of God’s own house who were not attending to their Father’s business but making profit from it. We have received FREELY God’s GIFT of salvation in grace and we are to FREELY give it yet the world comes at us in any way it can for it is still under the influence.
Interesting that the last sentence came out as it did for we know that someone driving under the influence is a hazard…well people driven under the influence of Satan’s domain of sin and death are a THREAT and a HAZARD not only to themselves but they poison those they come into contact with. No wonder the Lord laid down laws about contact with the dead in the ancient Israelite camp…but Jesus came and RAISED the dead, He knew no fear because He was the representation on earth as it is in heaven of God the Father’s unfailing perfect love that drives out fear.
I didn’t realize all this was going to come out in writing you…this is how the Holy Spirit works when I attend to the Word of the LORD and share, more comes forth. Like priming a pump to release water.
Yes the enemy uses people and things to try to get us out of the Kingdom of the Prince of Peace. We must not allow anything to take God’s place in our hearts for just as in the flesh, a heart obstruction leads to disease and death, apart from God we can do nothing…The soul apart from God is dead.
God is in control and we don’t have to be. We rest in peace with no fear of the uncertain future and also as I read that it came to me about generosity of heart being the important thing to keep our hearts right with God #1 and as we do so, everything flows properly like your furnace delivering heat when needed.
On the worldly side, people place their trust and lives into the hands of the wicked as they sell out betraying God’s trust.
From my love of history and researching my family tree (genealogy), I KNOW that the people who came to this nation were fleeing religious persecution and economic sanctions and desired a better life…a chance to work and provide and worship in freedom for their families. When this changed in our land it inhibited normal growth and development and people are captivated by what does not sustain life.
Let My people GO, that they may Worship Me!
We bless the LORD by using the gifts and life He has given to freely share His truth in love to those He sends us to.
Never betray His trust, just continue to keep your heart focused on His unfailing love and simply BE as He desires…
a sweet heart of generous thanks giving.
I will share this my own Mom is the complete opposite. She will go to great lengths to put on a drama like appearance of being a so & so but the truth was finally revealed to my husband, children & I when we finally had to ask her for help.
She simply will not help anyone which is bad enough but she demands everyone (including non relatives) to do for her what she refuses to do for herself. She has an image of herself that is approaching idolatry if not already is. VERY sad to me because my Daddy was the opposite. Even as a young boy growing up during the depression on a farm with little to spare, he was like his Mom who would give and hold nothing back. My best memory of my Daddy’s mother was a former neighbor and her boyfriend came to visit. It was right before the holidays and my Nanna was a wonderful cook and baker! She had the table laden with the goodies she had prepared for the family gathering. This lady was a bit of what you may call a “mooch” …she was not the brightest soul and she “survived” by “mooching“…begging, cajoling, hinting, panhandling, the VICTIM mentality that refuses to be the person that God created them to be THINKING it is easier going to “mooch” off others. Well she was hinting and hinting about that pie…and before they left, my Nanna said,
“would you like a piece?“
Why of course! They had their piece of pumpkin pie and then left to walk across the street to wait for the bus. But they never made it, as they were stepping off the highway divider (a 2-lane, state route), they were struck and killed.
My Nanna said she was glad for giving them a piece of pie for they left this world with something in their bellies as they went to meet their Maker…that she did something little in people’s estimate but in God’s sight she felt her refusal would have been wrong.
My Daddy was like her. My Mom is nothing like my Dad and if you knew the amount of money she has and things and how she wastes and is so greedy with the rest, you would be astonished. Worse she is nasty with her tongue towards me and my husband. Her attitude is much like a slave driver in the pre-Civil War American south.
Today the LORD gave me the verse from Proverbs for you but the other is true to those like my Mom—>
Here’s what you say to those wealthy in regard to this age: “Don’t become high and mighty or place all your hope on a gamble for riches; instead, fix your hope on God, the One who richly provides everything for our enjoyment.” Tell them to use their wealth for good things; be rich in good works! If they are willing to give generously and share everything, then they will send ahead a great treasure for themselves and build their futures on a solid foundation. As a result, they will surely take hold of eternal life.“
(1 Timothy 6:17 -19)
UNCERTAIN riches because the TRUE riches are ours in Christ Jesus kept in reserve safe and secure in ETERNITY.
BEYOND the reach of mere people who would not be wise stewards. God is teaching us trust and to be trustworthy as He is.
Be not dismayed, whatever betide God will take care of you.
Beneath His wings of love abide, God will take care of you.
And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you.
He will be with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you;
Do not fear nor be dismayed.
As the Proverbs 31 woman laughs without fear of the future
We live in uncertain times but our times are in God’s hands.
Blessed ASSURANCE Jesus is mine, oh what a foretaste of glory Divine!
Heir of Salvation, Washed in His blood!
It takes both faith and patience to inherit the promises of God.
Those that come to God must believe that He is and that He is a Rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.
Father, I have no fear of the future for I know that You are in control and hold the future in your hand. Amen.
Remember Job? Look at the outcome of Job’s trial where he prayed for his wayward friends, those whose “comfort” consist of
false accusations. When Job prayed for those who persecuted him, God opened the eyes of Job’s heart and restored him double
for his trouble.
My ears had heard of You but now my eyes have seen You! (Job 42:5)
It was when God finished giving Job the new revelation of who He really was that Job suddenly knew all was well with him and with the whole universe! God was, and always has been, in control.
The combatant complainer turned into the grateful worshiper.
Job’s “why’s” turned to “Who.”
God is speaking in the midst of all our affliction.
He gave me two words:
Though the cherry trees don’t blossom
and the strawberries don’t ripen,
Though the apples are worm-eaten
and the wheat fields stunted,
Though the sheep pens are sheepless
and the cattle barns empty,
I’m singing joyful praise to God.
I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
Counting on God’s Rule to prevail,
I take heart and gain strength.
I run like a deer.
I feel like I’m king of the mountain!
(For congregational use, with a full orchestra.)
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
I had been FEELING frustrated lately between what the WICKED President and his administration and the turncoats even in the Republican party were doing towards the public and the health insurance companies and members of the Republican and Tea Party who are STANDING UP taking a FIRM STAND courageously to protect the UNION of brothers in this land for God desires to bless us but the devil knows it is in the UNITY of brothers that the blessing comes.
There are those among us that are not of God’s family even as the parable Jesus told of how the SEED is the WORD of GOD that is SOWN into the ground/earth (the heart of people) YET the enemy the devil comes in planting WEEDS, the tares among the wheat. They have been among us all along and now that it is coming closer and closer to the end of the age HARVEST time it is when you can see their “fruits” the mature full blown version of the seed and growing plant. I’ve had herbs —lavender and such in my yard and amazing no matter what I’ve planted there are always weeds that come in that resemble it…but as they grow then you see the difference! God is right. ALWAYS.
I had also allowed myself to FEEL FRUSTRATED thinking that people would wake up and see the truth but this is a spiritual battle and it belongs to the LORD and we fight using His weapons and wear His armor and STAND IN HIM that is the only place of real peace and security. It is won by His Holy Spirit operating in us AS in Jesus who was raised by the power of God’s Holy Spirit from the grave. They may kill our bodies but they can’t take God’s eternal life from us!
He is speaking and enriching me each time we reach out to others and share HIS truth.
It is not me, I am merely as a conduit like your furnace pipes and the faucet that the water runs out of…if I allow something to frustrate or distract me, it inhibits the flow of God’s life coming through. You are seeing Him He is the One who is to receive the thanks giving, praise, glory and honor but He wants you to be greatly encouraged in the midst of it.
I DO BELIEVE PRAYER IS WORKING AND THAT IT IS NO ACCIDENT THE DEVIL IS USING THINGS AND GOVERNMENT TO FIGHT BACK, PLAYING DIRTY!
We are to stand our ground for it is holy and our highest weapon is the love of God in Christ Jesus that is ALIVE
and continually lift Him up in praise which is worship fully obeying Him in all things for He will work all things out TOGETHER for His glory.