Oceans

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I am wondering this morning. It started as I glanced over some words reporting more evil parading as good as set forth by elected officials.

We can barely keep our heads above the ocean of evil to gasp for a breath of clean living.
What do we do?
Do we talk about it?
Do we complain?
Do we rage about it?

The LORD’s Prayer as it is so named; actually is a model for us, and gave me an avenue to explore.
In the prayer, The LORD YESHUA instructed us to pray, to ask The Father to DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

My point?

As we read, as we hear, as we daily see people-sanctioned evil paraded as good, I wonder what would happen if the people of GOD, seriously and consistently, unceasingly cried out to HIM, deliver us from this ocean of evil?

Deliver us from this evil!

What would that walk out like?
How would we do with that? 
What would we expect HIM to do with such cries?

I wonder.
How would He deliver us from evil?
Would He just right now come and get us?
Can I get an amen on that?

Would it mean that He would do such a work in us individually that we would cease to marvel at the evil and instead resist it?
How would we resist it?
Protest? March? Carry signs?
I think that would not work.

What if we carried THE GOSPEL of DELIVERANCE to the ENSLAVED?
How would we do that?
Perhaps Scripture can best answer that.  James 4:7-10

I wonder.

Are you wondering too now?

I hope so.

Love, Kathie

Let’s Practice, Shall We?

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Actually, it is yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) reading but I am just now reading it at 9:26 pm on Tuesday.  Ephesians 4

Verse 1 Paul (in part) says:
I . . . beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.

And in Verse 2 he tells us how we can lead that worthy life. 

Are you ready for it?

Always be humble, gentle and patient, bearing with one another in love, and making every effort to preserve the unity the Spirit gives through the binding power of shalom source

Let’s list how we lead this worthy life. 

Always be
humble
gentle
patient
make every effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit

What sums all this up? I mean what makes it doable? 

The Binding Power of shalom — peace

Peace with GOD and the 
Peace of GOD.

How do we stay in this Peace of GOD?

Well, let’s see; that would be by having (exhibiting)
humility 

gentleness
patience
with one another.

I suppose we could say we walk it out — this humbleness, gentleness, and patience. 
It would seem if our tongues, our hands, and our feet do not show us to be (do not give evidence that we are) humble and gentle and patient — then we are not living out the Peace of GOD.
And we surely then are not keeping the Unity of The Spirit with each other because it takes the BINDING POWER of PEACE to keep the Unity of The Spirit among us. 

Pretty simple to be so vital, isn’t it? 

And there’s one more word he uses: always.
Always be. 

This could be discouraging, couldn’t it?
But let’s not let it be.
Instead, let’s just 

Practice. Practice. Practice.
Until JESUS comes to get us. 

Love, Kathie