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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/09- “Generosity, Humility, Thinking About Others And Their Interests, Is The Way We Ought To Go And Be!” (Philippians 2:3-4)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/09- “Generosity, Humility, Thinking About Others And Their Interests, Is The Way We Ought To Go And Be!” (Philippians 2:3-4)

Premise Question: How are we to comport ourselves, and what specific attitudes, behaviors and perspectives are we exhorted and strongly encouraged to have and exhibit towards others, in this life?

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Anything and anytime you choose to involve yourself in, or find yourself doing something in life, it’s extremely important that you make sure it’s not ever done with the attitudes of, “it’s all about me” and “how is this going to make me look and appear to others.” Nor should you ever display haughtiness or arrogance, by exhibiting a pompous, ostentatious attitude of superiority. Conversely, though, the most appropriate, and thereby, acceptable approach, perspective and attitudes to have and exhibit is to, with great humility and self-abnegation, choose to always significantly value others above yourself. You should do this, by making what is important and necessary to others, in their lives, a priority in your life, before addressing your own personal needs and interests. Each of us would greatly benefit by having these attitudes, with this most wise and prudent perspective and approach. For it’s not “about me,” it’s about others! (Philippians 2:3-4 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We are, as individual members of The Company of The Redeemed, exhorted and strongly encouraged to comport ourselves, in such a determined manner and fashion, that we exhibit attitudes, perspective and behaviors towards others, those we come in contact with in our daily sojourn, a selflessness, characterized by devotion to the care, concern welfare and interest of others, and that, without displaying any pretense or trying to impress and influence how or what they may perceive or think of us personally, but with true humility and grace, always being courteous, civil and generous, while showing great respect towards them, by never acting or exuding an air of superiority nor a sense of entitlement or conceit.

We should ever be looking to be involved and invested in others lives, in a positive and helpful way, by being fully engaged, with a willingness to participate in any way and on any level that shows sincere compassion, empathy and genuine concern, and which effectively meets, satisfies and assists them, while addressing the real needs of those we are deliberately making a significant valued sacrificial investment in, for the specific goal and purpose of truly helping and making an impactful life-changing difference in their lives, giving all the glory, honor and praise to The LORD.

So, being generous, walking in humility, while thinking about others and their unique and specific interests, by looking out for them, rather than only looking out for our own interests and needs, is truly the way we ought to choose to comport ourselves and the way we ought to go and be! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/24- “Its A Brand New Day, Therefore, It’s A Great Time To Sing About You, O LORD!” (Psalms 59:16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/24- “Its A Brand New Day, Therefore, It’s A Great Time To Sing About You, O LORD!” (Psalms 59:16)

Premise Question: What day is it, what time is it, what are we to do about it and where are we to go?

“But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭59:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

But as for me, I will choose to begin each new day by rising up and singing a song, about Your marvelously strong and all powerful matchless strength. I will choose to rejoice, with celebratory worship and praise, by singing out, at the top of my lungs, using all of my breath, letting everyone, within earshot, know of Your incomparable, always constant, never failing, immeasurable love. For You, O LORD GOD Almighty, are my place of refuge, the tower of strength, that I run into for shelter and cover, my place of safety and aid, and my escape from all that is troubling, harmful, harassing and dangerous. You, O LORD, are my sanctuary of peace, my eternal resting place and my all sufficient provision for all of my needs. (Psalms 59:16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: I don’t know about anyone else, and therefore, I won’t speak for anyone else. But, this one thing I do absolutely know for sure! Each and everyday of my existence, I know what day and time it is, and I do know what I’ve decided to do about it and where and what direction I’m headed and going towards!

I accept and rejoice that each and every day is a brand new day, given to me by The LORD, that I have the privilege, honor and blessed opportunity to say: This is the day that The LORD has made! Therefore, I will rejoice and be very glad in it! I will choose to sing of the mercies of The LORD everyday! I will sing about His marvelous works and how His unfailing love endures forever and is extended to all generations everyday! I will sing everyday about how He is my safe hiding place, the place that I always run into when I’m in trouble or distressed, in desperate need of His comfort and peace, His protection, aid and relief and my strong shelter during life’s tumult and storms.

What day is it? What time is it and what should we do about it? It’s a brand new day, and therefore, it’s a great day to sing, shout and proclaim to everyone, including declaring it to ourselves, that The LORD is good and greatly to be praised and worshipped, with songs of thanksgiving and heartfelt gratitude! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/01- “Papa God’s Divine Purpose Is Preeminent!” (1 Corinthians 1:10)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/01- “Papa God’s Divine Purpose Is Preeminent!” (1 Corinthians 1:10)

Premise Question: Being that harmony, without any divisions in the church, is The LORD’s great desire for His Church—The Company of The Redeemed; why does it appear not to be so, and is not a regular practice or achievable endeavor, that is successfully happening on an ongoing basis?

“I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.”
(‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Upon the authority of The Name, which is above every name, Jesus Christ, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, I earnestly request, my dearly beloved and cherished friends, that you, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, consider my urgent plea, from your renewed spiritual side. Say yes, at every opportunity, to be at peace and in agreement with one another, as to what you say and do. Say no, to being or allowing divisive and fractious behavior, in your midst, by takings sides against each other, in matters that are neither intrinsic nor eternal. Rather, choose to follow the blessed way of harmonious unity, by being deliberate, with diligence, in coming together and being of one mind, one heart and one purpose; which is Papa God’s divine purpose for each of us, in His Glorious Church. (1 Corinthians 1:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We ought not to be so focussed, so much, upon the differences that we have with one another! Though they may be many, they’re just not that important in the overall scheme of what we are actually called to do!

There is so much more at stake than our petty debating, pushing and promoting our own different misgivings, misunderstandings, opinions, perspectives, views and beliefs, concerning how we interpret The Scriptures.

Okay, I know that when I say what I am going to say, it can and will be quickly interpreted as being my own opinion, perspective and view. But, be that as it may, I would hope that we all could come to an agreement upon two simple statements: 1) That Jesus Christ is LORD, for there is no other LORD GOD ALMIGHTY; therefore, there is no other Name, by which one can be saved! And 2) That anyone and everyone that calls upon The Name of The LORD shall be saved!

Now I know that, perhaps, for many, it may be just too simplistic of a premise to accept. But, at least prayerfully consider it, in light of the simple Good News—The Gospel, that is revealed in just one simple verse of Papa God’s Holy Writ, in The Gospel of John, 3:16! G-O-S-P-E-L…God’s Only Son Provides Eternal Life!

Once we truly come together in the same Spirit, one mind, united in thought and purpose, we will, without any doubt or division, accomplish our divine mission and call, The Great Commission! Let’s do it! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/22- “Shipwrecked Friendship!” (Proverbs 16:28)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/22- “Shipwrecked Friendship!” (Proverbs 16:28)

Premise Question: What are some of the telltale signs that show up when one is being influenced and affected by the villainous activities and ruinous behavior of a troublemaker; versus, what are some of the indicators that one is experiencing the wonderfully beneficial results, as a direct result, of the righteous handiwork of a peacemaker?

“A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.”
‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭16:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

An obstinate, cantankerous troublemaker, is a vile person who is always looking for opportunities to sow gossip seeds of discontent and evil lies about others, with the express intent of causing a great conflagration of irrationality, that will enrage emotions to the point of being out of control and wreaking havoc, even amongst the dearest and closest of life long friends; ultimately causing such a rift that it is beyond repairing the shipwrecked friendship. (Proverbs 16:28 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The telltale signs that one is dealing with a troublemaker are: They stir up dissension, contention, discord and descent among friends, family, spouses, associates and neighbors, through the use of divisive and hurtful words, pointing out discontentment and exacerbating situations and circumstances, through the twisting, turning and manipulation of emotions, events, struggles, weaknesses, personal mistakes and failings, proclivities, perceptions, opinions and personality traits of those we know, into a veritable perfect storm; which heretofore, had been calm seas and smooth sailing.

Troublemakers are known to be agitators, inciters and expert provocateurs, who are proficient at making incendiary remarks that stoke fires that then need to be extinguished and put out; causing great tumult and severe strife to flourish—a fire that rages on and on, turning into a conflagration, a fire that is out of control and eventually burns down, tears apart and utterly destroys everything and everyone it touches or comes close to. It will even separate and divide the closest of friends, families and neighbors, through the nefarious planting of insidious seeds of evil speak—gossip.

We should never allow a troublemaker to have influence in or access to our lives or the lives of others!

On the other hand, though. Peacemakers are quickly identified, by the wonderful and blessed direct results of their righteous handiwork that is readily apparent, as it is seen and felt, while being experienced in our lives.

Peacemakers will have a calming effect and bring comfort, joy, peace, assurance, hope and strength to our difficult and stormy situations or circumstances.

Some of their greatest and most blessed results will be healing, reconciliation, restoration, resolve and peaceful resolutions and solutions. They will not tear down, or tear apart, but will build up and renew, as they will stir up others in love and unto good works.

Let’s all choose to be peacemakers and refuse to be or participate in the actions and behaviors of troublemakers, who have as their ultimate goal and ambition in life, to Shipwreck Friendships! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/10- “Get Rid Of It All!” (Ephesians 4:31-32)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/10- “Get Rid Of It All!” (Ephesians 4:31-32)

Premise Question: Why would any member of The Company of The Redeemed ever even consider choosing to hold onto things, that if they don’t deliberately choose to get rid of completely, out of their lives, will eventually end up destroying them and weakening their faith; when, if they would just confess those things as sin and release and replace them with the exact opposite attitudes, behaviors and practices, their lives would be full of love, joy, peace and release, and their faith would be made stronger, regardless of the kinds of attacks, hurts, insults hurled, or harm that may be directed against them?

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”
(‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:31-32‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Don’t allow yourself even another scintilla of a moment of being encumbered, weighted down or influenced by some intense, antagonistic, grievous and resentful attitude, animus or hostility, you have towards someone or something, to turn into an out of control blind rage of belligerent behavior, because you’ve determined that somehow, or in someway, you’ve been horribly wronged by something that happened, or by someone’s words, attitude or actions towards you; therefore, as a direct consequence, you are then subject to immediately being thrust and literally propelled into acting out, in a malicious and retaliatory way, with the express intent and overwhelming purpose and desire of inflicting injury, harm, recompense and suffering upon something or someone. Rather though, choose to exhibit and model a benevolent and kind nature, with quite an indulgent disposition of always showing extreme compassion and patience toward each other, by releasing and forgiving one another, being loving, overlooking the offense and being long suffering, with great grace, mercy and kindness in the same way that Papa God, through His Son Jesus Christ is forgiving, loving, gracious, merciful, kind and long suffering towards you. (Ephesians 4:31:32 PDCP)

Bottom Line: What a great question for each one of us to answer, in relation to our own spiritual sojourn and daily walk of faith! Why would anyone hang on to things that can ultimately destroy them?

Here is a brief list: Wounded spirit, resentfulness, holding bitterness, which can turn into holding a grudge and being vengeful, which leads to refusing to forgive and release someone or something that has happened to them. These are all quite understandable and typically, an all too common reaction and practice, given the amount of hurt and suffering it can bring or heap on a person’s life. And even though The LORD completely understands and is sympathetic and compassionate, He doesn’t have to come into agreement with us on how it should best be resolved! For He desires that a person learn and choose to respond to the other person or situation, in the same way and manner He would and has prescribed, rather than just going nuclear and having a meltdown of their reactor.

Our natural tendency is to react, one could even say that it is actually in the DNA of our old fallen humankind nature to do so. But, we now have a new life, with a new nature, the nature of Jesus Christ and His attitudes, mindset, behaviors, characteristics of His Spirit living in us; for the old is passed away and died and the new life has come and taken up residence inside of us, completely transforming us into a new person, to do His will and fulfill His divine purpose, bringing honor and glory to Him! (Galatians 2:20)

So, in order for this to truly happen and take place in our lives, we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, must read Papa God’s Word, know His Word, fully accept all that He is conveying to us in His Word, (the “B” in Bible doesn’t stand for buffet, we can’t just pick and choose what we want or are most comfortable with) and then, we must deliberately and with great diligence and devotion, trust and obey Papa God’s Word, by putting into practice in our daily lives, the perfect example, that’s been clearly delineated for all of us in Papa God’s Word, The Living Word—Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/20- “A Spiritual Drink In A Dry Land!” (Psalm 63:1)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/20- “A Spiritual Drink In A Dry Land!” (Psalm 63:1)

Premise Question: Where else can a person, who is effected by the common human condition, go or run to but to The LORD; in a land that is scorched and distressed, because it is deprived of and lacks any hunger satisfying or thirst quenching spiritual sustenance and drink?

“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭63:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

You, O Sovereign LORD, The Almighty Papa God, Maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein, You are my God, The One who created me to worship, honor and serve You. Therefore, it is with the most serious intention, and divinely inspired purpose, that I am on the ultimate quest to find and discover who You are. I have an insatiable craving, along with an unquenchable thirsting for You and Your Manifest Presence; as my entire being, my spirit, soul and body yearns, aches and is in desperate need of You, in this indifferent, lacking any sustenance or moisture, very dry, cracked and parched land, where drought persists, with no spiritual drink to refresh and renew my whole being—spirit, soul and body. (Psalm 63:1 PDCP)

Bottom Line: All of humankind is effected by a common human condition, that of desperately looking to satisfy, and quench a hunger and thirsting deep within their very souls.

Every person experiences this extreme craving of a deep urgent hunger, with an unquenchable thirsting, that is buried deep within the within, of their innermost being.

There are, for humankind, no other viable options or alternatives; for it is only Papa God, The Creator, that can fill the space and void that’s deep within each person, as it was His divine design and purpose that created the cravings, the deep yearning and desire of hungering and thirsting for His Presence, in every person; which when diligently pursued, leads to a hunger satisfying, thirst quenching, life fulfilling, joyful existence, which results in experiencing the very essence of the best that this life has to offer!

Remember, wherever the water flows, there is life! So, ask The LORD for a cool, refreshing and renewing, spiritual food and drink, to satisfy and quench your urgent insatiable hunger and unquenchable thirst, in this scorched, dry and extremely parched land! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/30- “Let Papa God Repay!” (Proverbs 20:22)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/30- “Let Papa God Repay!” (Proverbs 20:22)

Premise Question: Are we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, most commonly referred to as Christians, ever supposed to take matters into our own hands and reciprocate in kind, in order to even the score, after we’ve been put upon or wronged?

Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to handle the matter. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭20‬:‭22‬ NLT)

Refuse to react, by declaring with malicious intent, what you will do to others who’ve hurt, wounded, injured, caused you trouble, pain and or injustice. Rather, choose to respond to them, by waiting patiently, with a calm assurance, knowing that The LORD Himself will come to your aid—your rescue and defense, by repaying in full, those who’ve come against you, thorough and complete; for no one can repay and settle a score better than The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! (Proverbs 20:22 PDCP)

Bottom Line: In answer to the premise question: Absolutely not!

Let The LORD repay, because He does it a lot better and is completely thorough! In saying that, though, we should not ever have the attitude of, well, The LORD says He’ll take care of it for me, so go ahead LORD! Make my day! Go get em LORD! You have my permission to obliterate them! And while You’re at it, LORD, do make sure you get em real good! And I do mean really good, with thunder bolts of lightning and everything that can come with it! Sic ’em Jesus!

Now, none of that really fits the appropriate attitude, that we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, are to display and have towards those who’ve hurt, wounded, wronged, insulted or offended us. For we should not ever relish or feed those thoughts, but should quickly perish and utterly rid ourselves of all those thoughts and attitudes!

We ought to always choose to refuse to react out of our hurt and pain, or injury and insults, that we’ve endured and received, from being mistreated, maligned, abused and wronged, by attempting to settle the score, make it right or give payback that’s due.

We are not to ever be revengeful and reciprocating, by replying or repaying in kind, with our own returns of volatile volleys, but should always choose to respond to them with kindness and grace, displaying great patience and endurance, while showing them mercy and love.

Therefore, by doing this, we will always allow and leave room for The LORD to act on our behalf.

And, we should also, always rejoice when persecuted in this fashion, for it shows that we’ve been counted worthy to be treated in the same way and manner that our LORD was!

Let Papa God Repay! After all, He will do it a lot better than we ever could ever even imagine or actually do, and then, produce righteous results and just recompense! Blessings…

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