SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/17/15- “I’m All In, With My Whole Heart!” (Psalms 119:10)
Premise Question: What place, position, preeminence and precedence should seeking, serving and worshipping The LORD have, be and take in our lives?
“I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands.”
(Psalms 119:10 NLT)
I, therefore, completely surrender my entire being, not holding anything back or in reserve, but with a deliberate diligence, abandon myself wholeheartedly, to serving and worshiping You alone, The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty; so, my dear LORD GOD Almighty, I urgently and with a sincere heart, humbly request that You help me, by keeping me from ever deviating, stumbling or leaving Your righteous path, that You, O LORD, have clearly marked and paved, with Your life giving, sustaining and preserving commandments, for my life. (Psalm 119:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Seeking, serving and worshiping The LORD should never be relegated to something we just poke or pick at, or just have in our lives as an enjoyable hobby or as an activity that we use as a way to socialize. We should and must abandon ourselves completely to Him; His righteous way and His perfect will and His divine purpose for our lives. You’ve heard it said before…”Either The LORD is LORD of all or He’s not LORD at all!” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/23/15- “Don’t Be A ‘Put On,’ But ‘Put On,’ All Of These Attributes!” (Colossians 3:12)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/23/15- “Don’t Be A ‘Put On,’ But ‘Put On,’ All Of These Attributes!” (Colossians 3:12)
Premise Question: Did Papa God choose us because we are a righteous, holy and pure people, or did He choose us because He loves us and desires that we become a righteous, holy and pure people, with His divine help and through His gracious provision of His Son, our redeeming LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ?
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12 NLT)
Therefore, since you’ve been divinely selected, because of The LORD God Almighty being favorably inclined towards you, to be one of His very own devout and cherished family members, of The Company of The Redeemed; you must make sure you are always clad appropriately, with these vitally important attributes, wearing them at all times, for all to see and personally experience. Now, regarding all of these attributes, don’t just be a “put on,” but actually put them on! Put on compassion, being moved to action, with sympathy, becoming empathetic towards others plight, by doing something that will really offer them the help needed, in order to alleviate their condition. Put on kindness, exhibiting kind benevolent favor, that’s thoughtful, helpful and cordial. Put on humility, not elevating yourself, by thinking you are superior or above others. Put on gentleness, always displaying a meek, mild and calm disposition and manner towards others. And finally, put on patience, by showing great restraint and self-control, choosing to learn and train yourself not to be reactionary, but responsive, not hot headed, but even tempered, persistent, long suffering and that, without any grumbling or complaint. (Colossians 3:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Oh what joy and pure delight, with an absolute certitude and a wholehearted gratitude, that’s full of exuberant rejoicing and thoughtful thanksgiving, being lifted up continually unto Papa God, His Son and The Holy Spirit, who is The King Eternal, The LORD of all, The One True and Faithful Sovereign LORD God Almighty, The Maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein, The One who comforts, heals and restores, forgives and renews, and The One who chooses and loves and gives us an abundant new life, and that, forevermore. He is The One who, with His divine enabling, asks us to clothe ourselves, each and everyday, with His divine, yet quite practical, as well as, being extremely beneficial, attributes of The LORD. He greatly desires that we be very tenderhearted, showing mercy and compassion, with great affection and benevolence, towards others. Papa God wants us to be kind to one another and others, being gracious, showing favor and generosity towards others. It is of the utmost importance that we clothe ourselves in humility, walking and comporting ourselves in lowliness and exhibiting meekness towards others. Our attitude and approach towards others, should always be characterized as being gentle, amiable and with much caring and real concern. And finally, we must exhibit the divine and unique quality of being patient, having a huge reservoir, full to overflowing, of patience, calmness, steady composure, long suffering and forbearance. So, don’t be a “Put On,” but, “Put On” all the attributes of The LORD! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/05/15- “If We Do Our Part, Papa God Will Absolutely Do His!”(Leviticus 19:18)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/05/15- “If We Do Our Part, Papa God Will Absolutely Do His!” (Leviticus 19:18)
Premise Question: What is our part, our duty to perform, our responsibility to fulfill, our attitude, approach and behavior to exhibit and have towards others, no matter what; and, if we are able to do this, with The LORD’S help, what does Papa God say He will definitely do, as His part, if we will do our part?
““Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:18 NLT)
Do not search for ways, by trying to discover or devise a plan to retaliate and repay someone, in order to exact punishment, in a vindictive or vengeful way upon them, nor should you ever, for any reason or justification, continue to tolerate carrying or holding, in yourself, ill will and burdensome feelings of resentment and bitterness towards others; but, choose to walk in release and love towards everyone and treat others as you yourself desire to be treated, and don’t forget to always leave room for Me, Papa God, to act upon your behalf. I Am, The LORD God Almighty, who made you. (Leviticus 19:18 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Our part is a deliberate and perhaps, for some, even an extremely difficult choice; especially if one attempts to do it on their own and in their own strength, without relying upon the enabling help of The LORD. We must choose to walk in release towards others, by forgiving them and then, letting go of the pain and choosing to hold onto the promise given to us in Papa God’s Holy Writ! Our duty and responsibility is to love Papa God, walk in His love and release and then love others in the same way that He loves and forgives us. Our approach should be one of humility, patience and long suffering, and also, that we fully accept and recognize that we can’t do this on our own! Our attitude should be a gentle, meek, kind and forbearing one, without holding or bearing a grudge, being vindictive, bitter, resentful, hateful or seeking a way of exacting revenge and getting even, by retaliating and attempting to settle a score ourselves. We are to bear with one another, but we ought not to be an angry bear, with each other! Be bearable, not unbearable! So, what is our part? “To do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly before Papa God!” (Micah 6:8)
Papa God’s part, which He will certainly be faithful to do and accomplish, is to rescue, restore, renew, and redeem His very own, and then, He will surely deliver His vengeance upon any and all those who’ve hurt, attacked or in some way, come against His precious and greatly beloved very own children! The LORD will repay! The LORD will avenge! The LORD will carry out His retribution and perfect judgements, done in a way, fashion and manner that is far beyond any way or thing that we could ever imagine or even ever be capable of carrying out! And besides, we are to forgive, release and ask The LORD to be merciful upon them, not asking Him to go and “get em” and to “get em” real good!
So, if we do our part, Papa God will most definitely and most thoroughly absolutely do His part! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/31/15- “Papa God’s Commands Bring Comfort And Joy!” (Psalms 119:143)
Premise Question: What can one do, where does one turn, who should one call out to, when hemmed in, completely surrounded, pressed hard and buffeted on every side, without any relief or point of escape in sight?
“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.”
(Psalms 119:143 NLT)
Even though I may become overwhelmed during difficult, discomforting, disturbing, as well as, distressful taxing times of trials, troubles, turbulent and turbid circumstances, that are filled with anxiety, I am still consumed and captured by my love for Your commands, for when I turn to them, they give me much needed comfort, real joy and pure delight. (Psalm 119:143 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What can one do, where does one turn and who should one call out to, when being overwhelmed by the events and complexities of life? One can and absolutely should seek the face of The Rock that the builders rejected and then, turn unto His commands. Jesus Christ is The Rock and Cornerstone of our redeeming salvation, for in Him and them only, does one find the very essence of real joy, sweet comfort, perfect peace and pure delight! This has always been, is now and forever will be true; regardless of the severe situations, complicated circumstances and dire consequences one may face in life. Even when one is completely surrounded and hemmed in, with no where to run, no place to turn, no way out, no point of escape in sight, and further still, even while being beaten and buffeted on every side, one can confidently, with full assurance, choose to turn and look to The LORD, The Rock of our salvation, and find His life giving and renewing commands, which brings us His sweet comfort, real joy and pure delight. I really like the way the Apostle Paul puts it in (2 Corinthians 4:8) “We are hard pressed on every side by many terrible troubles, and yet, we survive and are not decimated and entirely crushed.” He goes on to further say: “We are uncertain, being completely perplexed and troubled, but we are sustained and still remain filled with The joy of The LORD, even though, in the natural, we would typically be utterly driven into the depths of depression and despair, and yet, we rejoice and are lifted high!”
As I was meditating on (Psalms 119:143), a song began clearly and vividly playing in my head. In my mind, I heard my sister Terry singing the song, “I Go To The Rock.” I was so moved by the experience, that I was compelled to call my sister and tell her about it! As soon as I told her the reason for my call, she immediately began singing it to me over the phone! It was perfect! Thanks sis…This experience, I believe, tells us, that is exactly what each of us should immediately do, at all times, on all occasions, in any situation and in every circumstance; go to The Rock of our salvation and look unto His life giving, filled with joy, comfort and delight commands. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/12/15- “Papa God’s Love Is Lavished Upon Generation After Generation!” (Psalms 103:17-18)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/12/15- “Papa God’s Love Is Lavished Upon Generation After Generation!” (Psalms 103:17-18)
Premise Question: Just what kind of love is a love that continues on down throughout the ages, generation after generation, never ending, always extending, ever mending, not ever pretending, but certainly contending, tending and bending towards, as well as, lending a reliable, huge and helping hand to all those who are faithful and will fear and revere, honor and obey His covenant and commands?
“But the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments!” (Psalms 103:17-18 NLT)
From eternity past through eternity future,
the all consuming, never failing, unconditional, reliable love of The LORD,
is always going to be lavished upon those who are His beloved children;
all those who will faithfully worship and honor Him, in holy reverential awe. Generation after generation, without end, will know of His love and salvation,
by keeping, obeying and following His righteous commands and directives. This will have a glorious and wonderfully beneficial effect in each of their lives,
as The LORD’S righteousness and love, which will be clearly seen by all,
will be extended and poured out upon all, even to all succeeding generations! (Psalms 103:17-18 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Quick answer: It is the love of Papa God! There is not another love like it, period! His love is the only love that can set the captive free! His love is truly the only love that releases the prisoners from darkness and bondage! The only love that enables us to walk in love before others, forgive, release and bless others, when we’ve been wronged, wounded or hurt by them and to truly forgive and release ourselves, when we’ve hurt, wounded or harmed others. It is the love of Papa God that releases and sets us free from our bitterness, anger, addictions, predilection, rage, resentment, regrets and remorse; “for whom The Son sets free, is free indeed!” Oh that we would choose to tap into His love, and then make it our life’s ambition to see it carried out in our daily lives, passing it on down the line to every generation that we have the privilege, honor and opportunity of touching and influencing with His great love. One of my favorite passage of Scripture is found in 1 John, here it is: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.” (1 John 3:1-3 NLT) Blessings…
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