The Evangelist preaches to the multitudes. The Scholars write volumes. These are surely people of GOD on the "express lane" to Heaven. What about those who washed the Evangelist's shirts, shined their shoes, pressed their clothes and prepared their meals so THE EVANGELIST COULD HAVE MORE TIME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL? While some may be recognized as proclaiming the GOSPEL from the mountain tops; these "SILENT DISCIPLES" may be caring for the children, nursing a sick neighbor, or picking up after others (1 Timothy 4:12). SOME HAVE CONGREGATIONS OF MILLIONS; WHILE THE CONGREGATIONS OF "SILENT DISCIPLES" may be "ONE AT A TIME". AND WHERE IS THE GOSPEL HEARD?
THE RIGHT TIME. We think of time as the passing of moments, days and years. "At just the right time, I heard you...I helped you...indeed the RIGHT TIME is now" (2 Corinthians 6:2). Maybe the RIGHT TIME is not time at all. We don't have to look at our clocks to know when it is time to help someone in need; to take food to the hungry; give clothes to the cold; give a kind word to the sad; or give a hug to those who are afraid. THE RIGHT TIME IS ANYTIME TO DO THE RIGHT ACTION. WE DON'T NEED A CLOCK TO KNOW THE RIGHT TIME.
Is our FAITH surrounded by doubt? Are we like the man who asked JESUS to heal his son, who said to JESUS; "If YOU can do anything, have compassion on us..." (Mark 9:22). And what was JESUS'S reply? "IF YOU CAN"! Does our UNBELIEF REVEAL OUR LACK OF BELIEF? "I believe; help my unbelief" (Mark 9:24). Are our failures an invitation for prayer? As JESUS said, "This can only be done with Prayer" (Mark 9:29). DO WE REALLY BELIEVE JESUS CAN; AND WILL?
Have we ever been genuinely excited and happy for someone else's accomplishment or recognition? Was it because their deeds or acts were unselfish and righteous? Did their JOY brings us a JOY that we had not experienced on our own? Was it a time when someone else was being recognized that we did not feel lessened or diminished? Was it a time of REJOYCING IN RIGHT (1 Corinthians 13:6)?
Have our prayers fallen on deaf ears; or are they from an empty heart? Are our prayers "mingled", "jumbled" and "intertwined" worldly thoughts, fears and pride? Isn't prayer supposed to be like "Heaven", where we can dwell infinitely in the presence of GOD (Jeremiah 7:7)? Do we use Prayer to give GOD our "GOD LIST"? Do our Prayers seek Mercy for ourselves, or THE GLORY OF GOD? Or is GOD just another, in a long list, that we ask for help, without FAITH or EXPECTATION because we do not know HIM?
GOD uses many ways to draw us near to HIM. "I make well-being and create calamity" (Isaiah 45:7). HE created us to accomplish great things. "I have summoned thee" (Isaiah 45:4). Only we are the ones to accomplish HIS WILL in our lives. "I name you, though you do not know ME" (Isaiah 45:5). In the midst of our well-being and our calamity, GOD will reveal HIMSELF in our lives and through our lives. "there is none besides ME" (Isaiah 45:6). Does GOD create everything? Yes, or HE wouldn't be GOD. Is everything, our well-being and our calamities, for our good? Yes, or HE wouldn't be GOD
What would life be like to live with Divine Visions? What would life be if we were to live beyond expectations of worldly realism? Simply put, what would it be like to sit with JESUS and have HIM tell us great and hidden things that we have not known (Jeremiah 33:3)? THIS IS OUR DAY.
Do we earnestly seek JESUS through logic or reason? Or, do we seek HIM when our backs are against the wall and all hope is gone? In which situation, "logic or back against the wall", does nothing else matter but JESUS? In which situation are we certain of "REALITIES WE DO NOT SEE" (Hebrews 11:1)? In which situation is FAITH NOT A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION?
Do we no longer want to depend upon our own strength for our understanding and provision? Have we tried to do things for our own advantage? Are we ready to trust ourselves and all we have to GOD? Have we struggled with GOD and this world (Genesis 32:28), but gained nothing? Have we come to realize the IMPORTANCE OF BEING BLESSED BY GOD? With heartfelt prayers, GOD BLESS YOU.
We wake up with Peace, no telephone ringing, nothing that "has to be done", and for now we are not anxious or fearful. IT'S SUNDAY! The SPIRIT brings a new and Divine life. "Through the SPIRIT the lusts of the world are dead..." (Romans 8:13). Our Souls are alive to GOD; we have a HAPPY HOLINESS. IT'S SUNDAY; OR MAYBE WE SHOULD CALL IT "SON"DAY.
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