March 1, 2019
Last night PJ taught from 1 Timothy 4 at home Bible Study for one of the churches we will be at on Sunday. We will be at two, one in the morning and another in the evening. The people were wonderful and they made special food for us after (not so much spice, LOL). There was a lot of worship, prayer and fellowship besides PJ's message. It was a wonderful time in the Lord. Today, PJ and Pastor Shanthkumar will fellowship together for a few hours and then we will go to his and Jane’s home for dinner. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Jane! The place we are staying is like a one bedroom apartment which is really nice since this is a 6 day stay in Pune before we begin traveling to 2 other places for ministry. Saturday night is another Bible Study for PJ to minister at. I am praying about the women’s seminar I will be ministering at and right now it seems the Lord would have me minister on being a New Creation in the Lord. Before PJ teaches at the Pastor’s seminars, Pastor Shanthkumar wants me to exhort the people for about 15 minutes with a scripture and sharing. This is a real breakthrough in this circle of the India church, which is having a woman share from the pulpit. The times they are a changing! Right now I am hearing Galatians 2:20 and forgetting none of God's benefits from Psalm 103.
Today, many are afraid to speak up for fear of retribution yet if God be for us, who can be against us? Thank You Lord for forgiveness of all sin. Our part is the acknowledgment that we did sin. Thank You Lord Yeshua, my High Priest that you made atonement for all of my sin. Full compensation was paid by You, my Lord, on my behalf!
I must continuously seek my Lord and His strength and always desire His Presence. I am to remember without wavering, all He has done and continues to do for me. The Word of the Lord will test me and I pray my God that I will bring You joy as I am tested. This Psalm is a great synopsis of the freedom God led His people into, the Promised Land, with great blessing and a Covenant that is forever.
1 Corinthians 16
Giving is in accordance to the prosperous increase I receive.
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14Let all that you do be done in love.
Great advice for us all! The Word repeatedly instructs us to be watchful or alert so we are not deceived.
Meditate & Apply: When I am a witness to an incident I must speak about it in truth so justice is served. The main thing I must testify about is our Lord and Savior! My Lord paid the price for all sin, once and for all! Your Covenant to Abraham still stands in my life! Your promises are yes and amen! Lord, I do desire Your Presence! May I pass the tests from You without fail. In order to do so, I must study to show myself approved, a workman not ashamed because I am rightly dividing Your Word of Truth. Yes, the tithe absolutely belongs to my God BUT as my prosperity increases, I am to increase my offerings to the Lord and the works He wants accomplished for His glory. I tell you, I think the Lord sends us to these far off places just so we will give more, LOL! I must stand my watch, firm in faith, in operation with the strength of my God so I am never deceived. Love must be my first response to everything so that I am always operating in accordance with the very character of God.
What a breakthrough, yes, for you to be exhorting the entire congregation! Praise God!
Yes. Walk in love...Give accordingly, be prepared. Amen! God is good! Miss you!
yes, do all things in love! Not so quickly without thought.
Yes Lord, May we pass your tests without fail...not by our power or might, but by your spirit we step out in faith with reverential fear and trembling. Hoping we get it right.