Daily Grind

Probably not a lot to write today; just some I’ve been thinking stuff.

This daily grind also known as this day-to-day stuff we do when we drag (or jump) ourselves out of bed to do breakfast (or not), out the door to work or not (but work at home); gas in the vehicle, a few things from the store, on and on you know the drill: life! The stuff we do because we live here on planet earth – it’s for our survival, yours mine and ours. Is that it? Is there more to this it, than that?

Yep. There is! For sure there is for those who have entered the family of GOD. It occurred to me again yesterday that when the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD convicted me and I agreed with Him that I needed a Savior and that JESUS the Christ (YESHUA) was the only Savior and I said yes, that there was no reason after that for Him to leave me here to do this daily grind. I mean it was a done deal. I said yes. Heaven was home. Lets go. But that did not happen. And after these what, 4 decades plus since then, I’m still here.

Why? What’s the point? I believe I got it!

Obviously, this human experience has requirements. See paragraph 2.

The daily grind.

But what if. What if our daily grind  and even our play time and our play time toys; what if all that is designed and provided to be tools? Tools to connect us with people. People looking for answers. People wondering is this it! People needing a Savior but not sure there is One or how to connect with Him.

Our daily grinds are the perfect springboard connectors. Our daily grinds are the way DADDY GOD intends for us to share His Good News. That’s the only reason He has left us here. I’m convinced He’d much rather have us at home with Him!

But . . .

18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [source] Matthew 28: 18-20 NLT 

Heaven is a big place . . . there needs to be lots and lots of people there.

2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. [source]

1 Corinthians 3:9 (CJB) For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. [source]

I was wordier than I expected. 🙂

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie
Your Prayer requests welcomed

Day 76
290 days remaining after today.

Pause Button

The four horsemen are coming. [See Revelation 6:1-8 for their descriptions) That is as certain as the sun came up this morning. The end of things as we know them will play out. The end of the beginning will be exactly as GOD has revealed in His Word. And so for some the attitude is well the end is set, let it play out, there is nothing for me to do or that  I can do about it. I am here to challenge that.

Did not YESHUA say, Occupy till I come? Luke 19:13 Occupy means; well, don’t take my word for it.

oc·cu·py  (ŏk′yə-pī′). To fill up (time or space). 2. To dwell or reside in  3. To hold or fill 4. To seize possession of and maintain control  5. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of  Source: Occupy – definition of occupy by The Free Dictionary

Does that sound like sit around and do nothing and wait for the end? Nope. Not to me either. But that still leaves us with a set end. A set way that this old world system is going to play out. And leading up to that set end the peoples of this world devolve into deeper and more abundant depravity. We see it happening now.

Matthew 24:12 (NASB)

12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.

See also Romans 1:28, Titus 1:16

But GOD has a pause button and thanks to a Radio Minister of the Word I have been thinking about that pause button for a few days. I believe it is Scripturally sound that GOD has a pause button and we can implore Him to engage that pause button on our watch.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (CJB)

14 then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.

Revelation 2:4 But I have this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. Therefore, remember where you were before you fell, turn from this sin, and do what you used to do before. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your menorah from its place — if you don’t turn from your sin! [source]

Notice if repentance comes, His Hand is stayed.

Revelation 2:16 Therefore repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior—seek God’s will]; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war and fight against them with the sword of My mouth [in judgment]. [source]

Again. Repentance. Stays His Judgment.

Revelation 3: So remember and take to heart the lessons you have received and heard. Keep and obey them, and repent [change your sinful way of thinking, and demonstrate your repentance with new behavior that proves a conscious decision to turn away from sin]. So then, if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. [source]

Again. wake up or . . .

See GOD has a pause button!

Destruction does not have to come on OUR WATCH! And perhaps it won’t, perhaps my generation will all die out before the Horsemen arrive. But what of our children, our grandchildren even our great-grandchildren – is that what we want for them? Wouldn’t revival, an awakening to the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and you and me be much better? Wouldn’t our welcome home be much better if we occupied til then? 2 Timothy 4:8 

Think about it. Pray about it. Will you?

Until Next Time ~  ~ ~ Kathie 

Springboard

A quick word today. I think. You may know that rarely when I come to this screen with a thought to write is it more than just a springboard and I am as surprised as you where it lands. Today is the same. 🙂

Contained in one of my devotional materials for today was the suggestion that I read Matthew 20:20-28 which I did. Click HERE and you can too.  I read all eight verses but I am still paused at this:

25 But Yeshua called them and said, “You know that among the Goyim, those who are supposed to rule them become tyrants, and their superiors become dictators.

The exact place of pausing was But JESUS (Yeshua) called themIn the preceding verses I read that ten of the disciples were outraged at the two brothers.  Why? Because James and John with their mother had made a request of JESUS: She replied, “Promise that when you become king, these two sons of mine may sit, one on your right and the other on your left.” 

I am so impressed with JESUS. The request that was made of Him was shall we say at the least inappropriate. There are more spiritual applications to be made than we are making today. So leaving that right there, my point here is they made a request, a request that outraged the others. Outraged. That’s not just a little miffed. No. Outraged!

But. What did JESUS do?
What did He do with these outraged disciples? These jealous, fearful, bent out of shape disciples?
Was He outraged with them for being outraged? Did He rail on them? Did He berate them? Did He scowl at them? No. He CALLED them to Himself!

Called them to Himself. Oh that is soothing and healing to me. Here I see that when I am outraged. Jealous. Irritated. Fearful. Feeling threatened. Feeling put upon and put aside, He CALLS me to Himself. To mentor me. To correct me, yes; but to love me and instruct me in a better way. A better way to react. A better way to relate. A better way to achieve the greatness we are really seeking — His Kingdom.

Have you been outraged at someone?
Have you ever believed the lie that when you have fallen prey to some outrageous behavior that HE is outraged with you? That He has nothing more to say to you? That He wants nothing more to do with you? That you have out sinned your welcome with Him?

NOT SO!

Today. He is calling YOU to Himself. For healing. For instruction. For Strength. For forgiveness. For restoration. For whatever it is that will make you great in His Kingdom.

1 John 1:9  (AMP)

If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose].

ABBA, thank You. Thank You HOLY SPIRIT for highlighting Your Word and teaching us. Thank You LORD YESHUA for calling. And I ask You HOLY  SPIRIT if You will to use this offering of words to help someone know they are loved and that they have been called. I pray we all will respond with yes. Yes I will come to You. And, ABBA, for every Reader who comes to this page I pray for them. I don’t know their needs, I don’t know their specific struggles or doubts or questions or burdens or fears but I pray they will be encouraged here and they will know You are trustworthy and You are faithful to them to supply everything they need. Help them receive, help me receive. Thank You ABBA. 

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie

I Kept Reading

Recently perusing Facebook I encountered a young woman, twenty-ish, who professed herself as a recent atheist.  She was on a tear about Christians posting Bible verses on Facebook; insisting that we keep our religion to ourselves. There were many who agreed with her. In fact the comment thread was long and vehement. On and on it went how we were haters, in summary we were the stench of the earth.

I kept reading.

She also confessed to an abortion. I sensed she was angry. Angry that she had been called a baby killer.  And then a statement of hypocrisy appeared. She began to write of choice and freedom. Freedom to be pro-choice and freedom to preach, yes preach that was her word. Preach her right to choose to abort her baby until she died and if we did not like it we could move!

And there you have it. The stance of the Angry. ( Or the LEFT, the Atheist, or some other identifier.)

Can you hear them?  ‘I can say, write, do whatever I want and if you don’t like it –  well, too bad. BUT if YOU are saying anything that is contrary to my belief system or my liking, SHUT UP! Keep it to yourself. And if you do not shut up, I will label you a hater, intolerant, a stench, a blight on the face of the earth.’

I kept reading.

I found answers.

Answers to her anger; to her pain. Yes, her pain. A young woman in desperate need. Not a woman to be hated. Not a woman to be dismissed as a lost cause. Not even a woman to be pitied in a pathetic way. But a woman to be loved and prayed for. A woman to be wise as a serpent with and harmless as a dove.

For you see in earlier times her Facebook feed spoke of asking for prayer; even penning how amazing it was that one little prayer could change your whole day; how God had answered so many of her prayers.

What happened?

I don’t know specifically. But of this I am confident. Her real anger is at GOD. I’m thinking she got disappointed. Some one let her down and GOD didn’t stop it!

It’s been a few days now. I’ve not checked her page again. I might; perhaps not. But I am praying. Hoping for another change of heart for her; hoping for a rescue. Why? Because JESUS loves her and who am I not to love her too? I’ve been mad at ABBA plenty of times and HE still loves me. He still loves her too.

But there is one thing for her I cannot do; well, actually there are many things for her I cannot do. But surely this one: I cannot keep my Faith in JESUS CHRIST private.  And if YOU know Him, neither can you.

We have a mandate from HIM to speak. So who are we going to heed? HIM or them? Read it for yourself.

17 Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation — the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new! 18 And it is all from God, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation, 19 which is that God in the Messiah was reconciling mankind to himself, not counting their sins against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore we are ambassadors of the Messiah; in effect, God is making his appeal through us. What we do is appeal on behalf of the Messiah, “Be reconciled to God! 21 God made this sinless man be a sin offering on our behalf, so that in union with him we might fully share in God’s righteousness.”   {source}

Or perhaps you prefer another Translation.

17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. {source}

In any Translation – we have a directive from our GOD ALMIGHTY to speak His Message of Reconciliation to the World PUBLICLY.  So we cannot be silent BUT we would do well to be wise about it. We would do well to wait upon the LORD. Charging hell with a water pistol is more than a tad foolish 🙂

Read up. Study up. Pray up. Listen up. THEN Speak up as the HOLY SPIRIT gives you His anointing to do so.

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ 
Day 87 of 2015 ~ Any move of GOD begins with His people faithfully praying ~~~ Kathie

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