SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/25/15- “Quality VS Quantity, An Incredibly Easy Choice To Make!” (Psalms 84:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/25/15- “Quality VS Quantity, An Incredibly Easy Choice To Make!” (Psalms 84:10)
Premise Question: Does quality versus quantity of life matter, with regards to what we spend our time in life doing, how we are spending our life living and who we are spending our time with, while living here on this earth?
A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. (Psalms 84:10 NLT)
Spending only one twenty-four hour period of time, in Your glorious presence, is without equal and cannot even begin to be compared to spending twenty-four thousand hours or any amount of time spent, in any way, with anyone anywhere else, in any realm; for that place and person, in reality, just doesn’t exist! So, when given the opportunity, I would easily choose, every time, without any hesitation or angst, to spend my time with You, Papa God. For it’s a much more desirable, being a superiorly preferable experience and with greater benefits, to be enjoyed, than anything else, anywhere else! Therefore, even if I did nothing else, while in Your presence, than that of serving as a traffic supervisor, a head counter, a crowd control sentry, or even just a door monitor, with the simple task of greeting people, while holding the door open, to welcome them as they enter into Your presence; this, would be much more preferable than living a life of luxury, in a palatial mansion, with all the amenities and security one could imagine and without ever having any financial difficulties or challenges to worry about, while dwelling in the midst of those who are incorrigible and morally depraved. (Psalms 84:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s never a good idea or decision, to choose to compromise or exchange your principles for serving your self-interest and fulfilling your own carnal and sinful desires. Nothing is ever going to be worth exchanging the divine for the profane, the temporal for the intrinsically eternal, the inane for the satisfying and fulfilling intimacy that we can have with Papa God. Don’t give up your inheritance and spiritual freedom, in The LORD, for anything or anyone: Not for the promise of physical security, financial considerations, or the provision of your daily necessities. Not any of it will ever bring you peace, joy or fulfill the deepest yearnings and desires of your heart. Don’t be like Esau, Jacob’s brother, who exchanged his rightful eternal inheritance for a bowl of red stew; thereby, satisfying and fulfilling the immediacy of a temporary situation, his hunger pangs. (Genesis 25:30) So, to answer the Premise Question: Quality of life does matter and no amount of quantity of life will ever suffice or be able to replace or be a suitable substitute for quality of life, comparatively speaking, with regards to spending time with and serving Papa God, while living here on this earth. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/26/15- “Little With Fear VS Abundance With Trouble!” (Proverbs 15:16)
Premise Question: Is this concept, found in Papa God’s Holy Wisdom Book, (that we are better off having a meager existence with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, to possess an unusually large fortune that’s accompanied by inner strife and unrest) truly something that we, as believers, accept, believe and practice?
Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. (Proverbs 15:16 NLT)
Even though it may seem insane, or a nonsensical concept to accept, believe or practice, it is much more preferable, being full of superior wisdom, to live and have a meager existence, with a healthy reverential awe for The LORD, rather than, an unusually large, extravagant fortune, accompanied by internal turbulence, tumult and great unrest. (Proverbs 15:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Perhaps the answer to this question can be addressed with: It all depends on the perspective that you’re coming from and the experience you’ve had, in life! For, if on the one hand, you’ve always been blessed with an abundance of wealth and you’ve never had the opportunity to know what it’s like to live on a meager existence, it is incongruent to you, and therefore, you may not be able to relate. While, on the other hand, if you’ve always been challenged to live on a sparse amount, having never experienced what it’s like to live with an over abundance of riches, then you may have a difficult time in accepting the concept, as well, but just from a completely different perspective. So, what source should and can we believe, as being true and, who and where do we go for the definitive, being superior, answer? Let’s look at Paul The Apostle: He said that he had lived in both scenarios and had come to understand that the secret was to learn to be content, no matter what the scenario. (Philippians 4:11-12) Paul also tells Timothy that true godliness, with contentment, is itself great wealth. Because after all, in actuality, we were born with nothing and there’s not anything we’ll be able to take with us when we leave this world. So, we ought to be content if we have enough to eat and clothes to wear. Paul goes on to say to Timothy, that those who desire to become rich, may open themselves up to all kinds of tempting snares and thus, could be subject to falling for them, with devastating repercussions. He continues with, the love of money, not money itself, but the inordinate affection of money, is the “tap root” of all kinds of nefarious activities and one with that root in their life, could end up with a boatload of regrets and plenty of sorrows! (1 Timothy 6:6-10) Now we could continue this discussion, but for the sake of space and time, let me leave you with a couple other scrips to consider: (Mark 4:19, Matthew 6:20, Luke 12:34). Finally, no matter what scenario we may be experiencing, in life, let’s believe, accept, receive and put into practice, the wise counsel of The LORD, and experience true wealth, which is, godliness, with contentment. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/01/15- “The LORD Is My Help, Therefore, I Will Be Satisfied And Won’t Fear Others!” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/01/15- “The LORD Is My Help; Therefore, I Shall Be Satisfied And Won’t Fear Others!” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
Premise Question: Is there someone, anyone, in this life, that we should fear, feeling or thinking, within ourselves, that they somehow have the power or ability to influence, circumvent or frustrate, short circuit, or even ultimately thwart and prevent Papa God’s divine will; His planned purpose and intended desire, for our life and ministry, from ever happening, while here on this earth?
Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6 NLT)
Don’t ever allow money or lack thereof, to control you in any way or to be the determining factor in what you do for The LORD and His Kingdom. Nor are you to ever let it rule your life, in always wanting and needing more of it or what it can buy. Always choose to be satisfied and gratified, completely content with what you do have and then, trust The LORD to make provision for what you need, that you don’t have, for this life and ministry. For Papa God has clearly spoken to us, “I will not ever fall short or be deficient, in fulfilling My purpose and will for you. And, I shall also never leave you behind, by forsaking and giving up on you!” That is why, we can declare, being fully confident and assured, that The LORD is my helper, in all things and at all times; therefore, there will not ever be anyone nor anything that shall cause me to be paralyzed with debilitating fear. With all that said, what really is there that anyone can do to me, that Papa God won’t take care of completely? Nothing! (Hebrews 13:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Because it is Papa God Himself, Who tells us He will not leave or forsake us, we are fully assured, that He, The LORD is our helper and therefore, we have nothing and no one to fear! Now, everything is Papa God filtered. So, it may appear to us, at times, that perhaps there are some who may have the ability to exert or have undo influence over the affairs of our lives, but this is not the real case or truth, for it may be that The LORD is allowing something to occur, what seems to be evidence that proves the case, when in fact, it is actually being put to use, by Papa God, as training in righteousness, so that, we will be fully equipped and completely prepared, lacking in nothing, for the divine purpose, work and ministry that The LORD has pre-determined and called us to do, while here on this earth. And all this, so that, The LORD will be glorified, in all that we do! Blessings…