February 28, 2019
Goodbye February 2019.
I found out last night that I will be ministering twice at a women's meeting next week and the Lord is leading me to minister on being new creations in Messiah so please keep these messages in prayer for the glory of God! Also PJ is ministering tonight at a home Bible Study from Timothy.
…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
3 God always must get the absolute unblemished best of my offerings. Since offerings are usually financial or even behavioral, they must be offered with sincerity of heart because of my love for the Lord. It can never be for ego or pride but always of a humble nature. Not eating fat would be a good thing for people even health wise! God cares about every part of us!
4 Unintentional sin, because of a lack of knowledge is also covered by God’s grace and mercy. What an awesome God I serve!
Thank You Lord for Your perfection in creating and maintaining everything on our behalf and for Your glory. I love this statement:
19 He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting.
God has put in all of His created things His way for them to function. What a thought it is to me to know that the sun will not fail us because God is perfect and His perfection keeps the sun setting each day with its God-given time. This holds true for all of God’s creation and He has perfectly balanced everything in our world. This leads me to think about how perfect God’s timing is for everything in my life so there is never a reason to fret or become impatient. Thank You Lord and forgive me when I have been impatient when I should know better than to think You don't have it covered on my behalf!
1 Corinthians 15
It is one thing to hear the Word and another to hold fast to it and live by it. The Cross is always the bottom line of our faith. Lord Yeshua was crucified to shed His blood on behalf of all and was resurrected on the 3rd day with proof of many witnesses. All else must be built upon this truth or it is not truth at all. I so agree with Paul that if all we have is this life we are very much to be pitied! :(
33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Protect yourselves with godly friendship (like minded faith). You may think you can befriend the world into your inner circle but because of the weakness in our flesh in doing so, corruption comes to those who do. We are influenced either by the ways of God or the ways of the world. There is not half way. Yes, we are to witness to the world but remember, we are not part of this world but only passing through. Having traveled much, I am not talking foolishness. I am merely passing through the places my Lord sends me and even the place He has me temporarily settled at home. Temporarily yes, because I am IN this world but NOT OF this world (John 17:14-18). My home in Hawaii is merely the mission house the Lord has given me for it is missions whether it is on foreign soil, the Mainland USA, or my next door neighbor. My purpose is to share the Gospel wherever the Lord has me.
54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Meditate & Apply: The Lord always deserves the best of the best in my giving of offerings! God is so gracious and merciful to me in every aspect of my life. The activity of Messiah and the Cross and His resurrection are the foundation of faith. No other doctrine can be the foundation. I am a true alien on this earth though I hold the citizenship of the USA. My USA citizenship is like having a temporary visa in a foreign country. My REAL citizenship is in heaven. The price for my heavenly citizenship is to live pleasing to my God and endure until the end with thanksgiving, joy, worship, honor and praise to Him as I endure and my flesh is traded in for the permanence of my heavenly body. I am to be steadfast, immovable and always abounding in the work of the Lord.
God thinks of everything! And He always has a solution for every problem we face. Thank You Jesus.
Yes...This leads me to think about how perfect Godâs timing is for everything in my life so there is never a reason to fret or become impatient. how true is this..Iâm so amazed by his timing of our lifeâs timeline. He sooo...knows everything.
Yes, we are blessed with a temporary residence in Hawaii while we submit to God's call to reach the world for Jesus, near and far.