SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/05- “How Papa God Does Things Is A Mind-Blowing Mystery, But Also Amazingly Awesome!” (Ecclesiastes 11:5)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/05- “How Papa God Does Things Is A Mind-Blowing Mystery, But Also Amazingly Awesome!” (Ecclesiastes 11:5)
Premise Question: Given the reality that we cannot understand nor fully comprehend the mysteries of Papa God and life, what is it that we can do, ought to do and certainly should do?
“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.” (Ecclesiastes 11:5 NLT)
As you are completely unaware, not having the ability nor even the capacity to know the origin of the course and direction the wind takes, or the perplexing mystery of the miracle of conception, in how the Spirit brings life to the form of a human being inside the womb of a pregnant woman, so too, the ingenious endeavors and activities of The LORD GOD Almighty is far above and beyond your ability to comprehend or fully understand. For The LORD GOD Almighty is The Author, The Originator, The Inventor, The Maker, The Builder and The Producer of all things in Heaven and on the earth, and even beyond Heaven and earth. And furthermore, there is not anything that He, Papa God, is not able to do and do excellently. (Ecclesiastes 11:5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Papa God’s ways and thoughts, being too wonderful to fully grasp and understand or comprehend by us, because His ways, being in stark contrast to our ways and His thoughts, are much higher than ours, and therefore, should not, and in fact, is not and certainly cannot be compared.
But, Papa God’s ways and thoughts can be and should be, though, fully accepted by us, by each of us placing our complete faith and utter trust and reliance in and upon Him, in both His ways and thoughts, as being The Only Real Truth, that merits and deserves us, of our having the full confidence and assurance, that it truly is for our greatest good and benefit that He does what He does, in the way that He does all things, and that, with His unfailing great love and incomparable excellence! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/26- “The LORD Hears My Voice, When I Call Upon His Name For Mercy!” (Psalms 116:1-2)
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: 10/26- “The LORD Hears My Voice, When I Call Upon His Name For Mercy!” (Psalms 116:1-2)
Premise Question: In what ways can and should we, The Company of The Redeemed, respond to The LORD’s wonderful expressions of His acts of mercy, gracious favor and His loving kindness shown towards us?
“I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!”
(Psalms 116:1-2 NLT)
I profoundly, with all of my affections, strongest desires and certain sure intentions, love The LORD GOD Almighty, with my whole heart, body and soul! For He, The LORD GOD Almighty Himself, inclines His ear towards the direction and sound of my desperate cry and plea for His kind, considerate and compassionate, divine favor of forbearance, to be shown towards me, which He, without fail, definitely always does! Because He, The LORD GOD Almighty, pays close rapt attention, carefully listening to my entreaty every time I call upon Him; I will therefore, continually offer up my supplications, requests and prayers to Him, when I’m in need of assistance, for as long as I have breath and continue to live! (Psalms 116:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Here are just some of the ways, expressions and actions we can take and do, in response to The LORD’s expressions of acts of mercy, gracious favor and His loving kindness shown towards us:
We can and should be praying to Him, not only for ourselves and our own interests, but interceding and praying on behalf of others and their specific needs and interests!
We ought to be singing songs about His magnificent mercies shown towards us and all of humankind!
We can prepare and make declarative proclamations about His loving kindness!
We should abandon ourselves in exultation, high praise and worship to Him; glorifying and magnifying His Name, by testifying about His marvelous acts and wonderful deeds, together with others!
We should and can share His love, compassion, mercy, loving kindness and gracious favor, by clearly saying, then displaying and showing it towards others!
We should, with heartfelt thanksgiving and gratitude, be completely thankful to The LORD for all that He has done, is doing and shall yet do!
We can follow Him and then lead others to Him. We can do this by helping others as He, The LORD, has, is and will continue to help us!
We need to be faithful, reliable, dependable and totally trustworthy, towards and with others, as He, The LORD, is towards and with us!
Finally, we need to be patient and long suffering, inclining and bending ourselves towards others, with great compassion, by being willing to listen to them, and then following through, by doing all that we can, with The LORD’s help and aid, to help them in their plight!
Thank The LORD, that He indeed does hear our cries for mercy!
We should and must remember this: Mercy is always shown to the merciful! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/14- “When All Else Fails—He Still Remains The Same And Continues To Sustain!” (Psalms 73:26)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/14- “When All Else Fails—He Still Remains The Same And Continues To Sustain!” (Psalms 73:26)
Premise Question: Regardless of what may happen or what we may have to go through and endure in this life, what and who always remains a constant and through it all, will never abandon, forsake or let us down, but will in fact, continue to remain, forever and ever, the same?
“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” (Psalms 73:26 NLT)
“Everything around me, including my health and my heart, may falter and fail, but The LORD GOD Almighty, is now, has been, and shall always continue to forever be, without end, the unfailing, ever refreshing, truly encouraging and renewing, joyful strong force and strength of my innermost being; deep within the within, of my heart and soul, as He shall always be, (for nothing else can even begin to fulfill or satisfy) my portion and lot in life—the epitome of all that completely fills and sustains my life.” (Psalms 73:26 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There are probably, in many of our individual lives, going to be an occasion, a time, an event, situation or circumstance, whereby, we may be subject to slipping, faltering, floundering, fizzling or falling short and perhaps even completely failing, and as a result, becoming embittered because of it all; torn up on the inside, by resentfulness, malice, hate and an unforgiving heart, lacking any physical or spiritual vim, vigor or vitality, completely bankrupt and devoid of a flourishing and refreshing life.
But, The LORD GOD Almighty, who is ever merciful and enduring, faithful and true, will come to our aid and rescue, when we call upon His Everlasting Name! And then, He will lift us up out of the mire and mud, stuck in the ditch, trench or chasm we’ve fallen into, and set our feet upon solid ground, even The Rock of our salvation.
It is then, that The LORD GOD Almighty begins leading, guiding and giving us wise counsel, that directs our feet onto the path and into the way, that will bring us back into a right and holy relationship with Him and that ultimately leads us to our most glorious and divine destiny.
That is why we desire Him more than we desire anything else upon this earth! Because He, The LORD GOD Almighty, is the quintessence of our existence, as He is our treasure trove, our wellspring of life and the secret to a thriving, more than just surviving, flourishing, completely satisfying and fulfilling existence!
When all else fails around me, even when I fail, He remains ever the same; for I am His and He is mine, nothing’s ever going to change that, for He will always continue to sustain me, forever and forever, without end! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/12- “Blessing And Cursing Ought Not To Come From The Same Source And Same Place!” (James 3:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/12- “Blessing And Cursing Ought Not To Come From The Same Source And Same Place!” (James 3:10)
Premise Question: How can blessing and cursing come from the same source and place, and is this even possible; and why should we ever give any credence to or be tolerant of it, and finally, how and what can and should we do about confronting it?
“And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!” (James 3:10 NLT)
What is this that I’m hearing, coming from your mouths; both, expressions of appreciation, grateful homage, with high acclaim and devotion, as well as, expressions of profane obscenities that are blasphemous, filled with obloquial hurtful abusive language? My most beloved and cherished fellow members of The Company of The Redeemed, this should not be occurring, as it is completely unacceptable and incongruent behavior, that should never be a part of our common practice, as believers in Jesus Christ. (James 3:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Oh, but it all too often, unfortunately, ends up being reality and is the case! The reason why one can have both blessing and cursing, coming, seemingly, from the same source, is because there has been some kind of pollution spill at the place of the pure fountainhead source, the heart, and then, it flows out from there as no longer being pure, but polluted, convoluted and diluted by the essence of what is contained within the spewing, spouting, spilling of raw filthy sewage, emanating from a polluted heart; which then targets and delivers its vileness, to its intended recipients, with a poisonous and gushing tongue! Most often, it has a negative affect on more than just its intended victims, as there is always an overflow of this kind of expression!
We must not ever allow our pure source, our hearts, which have been cleansed and made pure by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, that was applied to our hearts, at the time of our salvation conversion experience, to once again become polluted with vile and sinful practices and behaviors, nor bitterness, resentment and a reluctance or reticence to us being unwilling to walk in release and extend forgiveness whenever and to whomever, as is needed and necessary.
We must always be cognizant and aware of our credibility and reputation, needing to be established and kept, as it is always going to be put on display for all to see; especially those that are still in darkness and needing to be set free. So, therefore, we must not ever act in a way that is unbecoming to a follower of Jesus Christ, but if and when we do, which some of us most certainly have done or will do, perhaps even yet again, we must choose to immediately, with humility, sue for peace, seek the mercy and forgiveness of Papa God and others, and then begin again, with the powerful and efficacious cleansing that comes as a result of our confession and repentance.
The issue of blessing and cursing coming from seemingly the same delivery source—our mouths, should never be tolerated and should always be confronted swiftly; by ourselves within ourselves, and also by those who are spiritual, and who will, in love, with a humble, gentle, merciful and kind spirit, and with the divine and intentional purpose of bringing restoration, healing and reconciliation, into the life of the one being held accountable.
Remember, dearly beloved brothers and sisters, The Holy Writ declares that: Out of the preponderance of what is contained in the abundance of the heart, the mouth is filled with it, and the tongue spews and vomits it out all over anyone that is close enough to be spilled all over, with its vileness.
But, if the source is kept pure and the mouth and tongue is under control and kept clean, then there is much blessing, encouragement and refreshing that shall gush forth and pour over anyone close by!
Each and every day, we have a choice, we can choose to either spread Papa God’s GRACE, or spray man’s MACE! GRACE is: God’s Redeeming Atonement Covers Everyone! MACE is: Misery, Antagonism, Criticism, Entangling!
When our hearts are free of debris, then it’s easy to spread Papa God’s GRACE! So, keep your heart free of debris, flush the flesh and stay refreshed, and you’ll be a refreshing and a wellspring of blessings to others, as well! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/09- “Take Just One Tiny Sip, And You Will Surely See, And Then Want More!” (Psalms 34:8)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/09- “Take Just One Tiny Sip, And You Will Surely See, And Then Want More!” (Psalms 34:8)
Premise Question: Where can we go to find real joy, true satisfaction, complete fulfillment and safe refuge, that will truly satisfy our hunger, and quench the thirsting of our souls?
“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalms 34:8 NLT)
Come see, perceive and receive, ascertaining for yourself, by personally sampling just one sip of The LORD GOD Almighty’s wonderful goodness; His great generosity, lavishing love, magnificent mercy and the grandeur of His gracious favor. For when you drink in His goodness, you shall absolutely experience an exhilarating sensation, that will not be disappointing in anywise and will be quite tasty, satisfying and completely fulfilling to your spirit, soul and body; bringing you back again and again, to drink deep to your fill, even to overflowing, of the pure and refreshing, thirst quenching drink, that totally restores and renews. You will be greatly blessed, as you joyfully partake, drinking in His goodness and taking cover and refuge, in the shelter of His protection, safety and manifest presence. (Psalms 34:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s quite apparent, as well as somewhat revealing, that for many of us, as humankind, we tend to hunger and thirst after many different kinds of things in this life. We make every effort and attempt, in order to try and satisfy the deep hunger and unquenchable thirst, that comes from deep within the within of each of our innermost beings; which is the very core of who we are and what we truly want, need and desire.
Some of us give ourselves over to divers kinds of behaviors, whether they be inordinate affections, good, bad, indifferent or even acceptable and safe behaviors; always on the ultimate quest, of searching and seeking out just the right one or ones that will bring succor, joy, satisfaction and fulfillment to our life and existence.
There are others of us, who try and find total satisfaction, complete fulfillment, real joy, great happiness and a sense of completing ourselves, through the various and sundry relationships that we have and develop with others; putting a tremendous amount of pressure upon ourselves and them, to perform up to the level of our, (sad but true, for many of us) unrealistic expectations. This then, because of disappointment or hurt, may lead some to look for a sense of relief or a way to escape; so they, therefore, may give themselves over to abusing different kinds of substances, along with activities that become extremely destructive; such as, but not limited too, alcohol, drugs, porn, video game playing, gambling, adrenaline rush junkies, dangerous adventures, just to mention a few.
Many of us may even have goals, dreams, desires and aspirations for having a successful career, with lots of recognition, validation, commendation and great achievements; which in themselves, are not necessarily bad, if we have the proper attitude, motivation and values, with a divine perspective and purpose.
What have we committed our lives too? What have we invested and given our time, treasure and talent too? What are we consumed with, in this life? What drives us? What or who are we pursuing, in this life?
Many of us seem to have a tendency to want to sample and try everything and everyone in this life! When what we truly need, desire and want, is set right before our eyes; for it truly is fully portrayed and simply explained for each of us, in Papa God’s Holy Writ, who is The Creator of all that is good, right, Holy and pure, and is also full of joy and His great unfailing love, mercy and grace.
He shows us all, in such a beautiful way, and easily understood manner, that anyone who will pause and listen, and then taste and see, will have their eyes opened, their understanding enlarged, their hearts filled, with His joy and love, and then, their spirit, soul and body will be absolutely refreshed, renewed and totally restored! Hallelujah!
Take a sip! I challenge and dare you to go for it! You’ll never regret it! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/27- “Papa God’s Spirit Lives Inside Us!”
(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Premise Question: Having this indisputable knowledge of our miraculous transformation, of knowing that The Spirit of The Most High lives and dwells inside all of us who’ve called upon The Name of The LORD, because of the revealed truth in Papa God’s Holy Writ—The Scriptures; why does it seem and appear, at times, that some of us, in The Company of The Redeemed, act and comport ourselves as if we are completely unaware of and totally oblivious too, this established, verifiable fact, and most glorious obvious truth?
“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”
(1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NLT)
Are you still yet unaware, of the miraculous transformation that has occurred inside your body; that of you becoming the very dwelling place of The Spirit of The Most High, who is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, from Whom you have obtained this marvelous miracle of His very presence taking up residence inside of you? Therefore, you are no longer on your own, hopelessly lost, destitute and without a promising future, but you have been purchased, at a great cost to Papa God Himself; for He has redeemed you, to become His very own, by and through the sacrifice of The Lamb of God, His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ. Now, since this is the case, (reality) the more prudent way, with the greatest benefits and blessings, is to always choose to give due reverence and proper respect, to The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, by honoring Him in your bodies. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Many of us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, perhaps, really need to have a reminder wake up call, to the actual reality of, that it is the actual Spirit of The Living God, The Holy Spirit of The Most High, that has now taken up residence, within the within, of the innermost part of every one of us who have called upon The Name of The LORD for personal salvation. In essence, each of our bodies have now become a holy temple and the very dwelling place of Papa God’s Spirit!
So, once we’ve truly come to the full realization of this truth, which is the absolutely incredible, being the most miraculous and marvelous transformation that could ever take place in any person’s life, we should make sure to always honor the presence of The LORD’s Spirit living and dwelling inside of us; by keeping our bodies clean and pure, by staying away from partaking of or participating in, anything that would sully or defile our body, which is the very temple of Papa God’s Spirit.
Nor should we ever diminish our testimony or reputation, by giving our bodies over to sinful practices and behaviors, and thereby, end up grieving and hurting Papa God’s Spirit and His reputation and testimony among humankind.
None of us should ever try to manage, escape or circumvent the knowledge of this wonderful truth! What we should do, though, is avoid, no matter the cost, from ever giving in to our base nature and acting as if we are ignorant and unaware of the tremendous high cost that was expended on our behalf, by Papa God!
Therefore, recognize who you are and who it is that is living inside of you, and then, honor Him always, in and with your body, at all times, on all occasions and in every situation and circumstance you may encounter or go through in this life!
Please remember, the repercussions from not recognizing and honoring this truth and The LORD, will never be worth it, very pleasant, nor will it ever produce any good thing! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/24- “Recognizing Papa God’s Incredible Workmanship!” (Psalms 139:13-14)
Premise Question: Do we, all of humankind, truly realize how we were divinely designed and came to be, and do we honor, recognize, acknowledge and accept, with appropriate laudation, that we are the most incredibly precise and intricately complex, harmoniously perfect workmanship (handiwork) of a wonderful loving, most merciful and gracious Papa God, who is The One and Only True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty—The Creator of the heavens and the earth, and everything therein?
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (Psalms 139:13-14 NLT)
From Your unmatched creative imagination, You, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, who is the creator of the heavens and the earth and everything therein, meticulously designed me, by weaving together the most delicate parts of my innermost being inside my mother’s womb. I honor and give You, Almighty Papa God, my highest praise, because You alone, O LORD, are worthy to be venerated, honored and worshiped above everyone and everything else. Therefore, I am full of reverential awe, being absolutely astonished, at just how amazingly intricate, and marvelously wonderful, that I am put and held together, with precise precision and in harmonious perfection. Your wonderful workmanship, O LORD, is spectacularly glorious and beyond measure or compare! I am fully aware, in every part of my incredible being, of the magnificence of who You are and what You have done! (Psalms 139:13-14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In order to fully realize, with a complete understanding and comprehension, that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, we must first consider and then fully accept, the truth contained within Papa God’s Holy Writ—The Scriptures.
Which, by the way, not only convey and reveal to us that He has designed and made each and every delicate and critical part of our bodies, but also, has then, with great care and precision, assembled and put all the different and diverse parts together to function properly; by each part doing what it was designed to do, which is to work in perfect harmony with every other part of our incredibly made bodies.
It is therefore, of the utmost importance that we recognize Papa God for what He has done, by acknowledging Him and lauding Him with the highest of praise, honor and worship; ascribing all the glory and honor that is due Him and Him alone!
Finally, it would be wise, good and extremely prudent to remember, that Papa God also reminds us, in His Word, that He knew us even before we were formed in our mothers womb! He already had a purpose, plan and work for us to do! And, that He sees every moment of our life from the end all the way back to before the beginning!
Let everyone that has breath, recognize and praise The LORD for what He has done! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/01- “All That We’ll Ever Have Need Of—Papa God Has Provided!” (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/01- “All That We’ll Ever Have Need Of—Papa God Has Provided!” (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)
Premise Question: What have we, The Company of The Redeemed, been graciously given, by Papa God, that we ought to be extremely grateful and always expressing thanks to Him for?
“I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. Through him, God has enriched your church in every way—with all of your eloquent words and all of your knowledge.” (1 Corinthians 1:4-5 NLT)
I Paul, am continually thanking and praising The Almighty Sovereign Papa God, The Creator of Heaven and earth, who is my God, for you, and because of His merciful unmerited gracious favor That He has provided for you and everyone else, in the giving of His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior. I’m thankful you’ve accepted His gracious gift of salvation. For it is only in Jesus Christ and because of Him, that you have been supplied with an ever increasing amount, an over abundance, of His glorious riches, in every way, for every part and parcel of your everyday existence, with all manner of grand gestures and expressions of speech, eloquently spoken, as well as, beautifully written down. You will also be enriched with all knowledge, being fully aware, familiar and aquatinted with, everything you’ll need to know for now, into the distant future and beyond. (1 Corinthians 1:4-5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, The Company of The Redeemed, individually and collectively, should not ever stop being grateful to Papa God for providing us with our Blessed Savior and LORD, Jesus Christ!
We ought to always be giving thanks to Him for His gracious favor, and the merciful and lavish gifts that He continually pours out upon us!
For it is Papa God who has made it possible for us to no longer be lost, alone and held captive in the darkness of depravity, but has set us free, by redeeming and purchasing us, so that now, we exclusively belong to His Son.
It is because we belong to His Son, that we are now made rich in every way, both as an individual member in The Company of The Redeemed and collectively, as in the whole Church.
Our union with The LORD has helped and enriched us in ways that are far beyond our natural ability to speak, gain knowledge, have insight, comprehension or understanding.
So, because of what Papa God has accomplished and continues to accomplish, through His Son in us, we will always have all that we’ll ever have need of, in every way and in everything! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/01- “The Ordinary Becomes The Extraordinary!” (Acts 4:13)
Premise Question: Just how does the ordinary transform into the extraordinary; the everyday commonplace become the amazing and remarkably uncommon, thus giving way to a surprising rise of producing the exceptional, the astounding and the wonderful?
The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus. (Acts of the Apostles 4:13 NLT)
What the members of the ruling council of men perceived with their own eyes and understanding dumbfounded and flabbergasted them, for what was standing before them were two undistinguished, quite unexceptional common place, run of the mill, with a woeful lack of education, as well as being somewhat inferior, to them, men, Peter and John, full of bold courage, without timidity or fear, and who overwhelmed the council with their presence; causing them to observe and notice that these men exhibited, with distinction, characteristics of speaking and acting with the same authority and power of The One they had interaction with and had been close companions of, so, therefore, they were no longer just ordinary men, but had become extraordinary, because they had been been with Jesus! (Acts 4:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Take note: Just as the members of the ruling council took note of the obvious and undeniable dramatic transformation that had taken place in the disciples lives, even though they had not had any formal education or specialized training and instruction in the Holy Scriptures, but they did have, was that they had just spent the last three plus years with Jesus; so too, should we, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, take note and accept as factual reality, that it will make a huge difference in our own effectiveness, and how others will perceive and respond to us, based upon how we spend our time, what we spend our time doing and who we spend our time with!
We are only truly renewed by and through Papa God’s Word! We are only truly effective when we are empowered by His Spirit and we are only truly filled with His joy, peace and wisdom, when we invite the very presence of The LORD to take up residence and make His home in our hearts, within the within, dwelling in our innermost being!
So, in order for this transformation to fully come to fruition, in our individual lives, where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary, and our timidity turns into boldness and courage, and the unimpressive becoming the amazingly impressive and it then truly becomes completely obvious and apparent to everyone just how different we are, it will be directly connected and a direct result of spending our time with The LORD in prayer, His Word and in worship.
Therefore, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, we all must and need to accept and understand that there is great significance in how and what we spend our time doing and who we spend our time with!
Remember, whatever presence you practice, will bear fruit in your life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/11- “The LORD Revives Us With His Boundless Love and Fills Us With Joyful Expectation!” (Psalm 94:18-19)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/11- “The LORD Revives Us With His Boundless Love and Fills Us With Joyful Expectation!” (Psalm 94:18-19)
Premise Question: Thank The LORD that He is there to pick us up when we slip and slide or fail and fall down; but, why is it the case for many of us, that the only time we seem to call upon The Name of The LORD is when we are in utter despair or desperately in need of His help and assistance?
I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (Psalms 94:18-19 NLT)
It was when I came to the full realization, O LORD, that I was absolutely loosing my grip in life, not able to hold on any longer, feeling like I had completely lost my bearings and was literally coming apart at the seams, having lost any semblance of sure footing on the extremely slippery slope I was trying to negotiate, that I began to call upon Your Name with a great sense of urgency; lamenting out loud, with tortured and grievous tears. It was then, at that very moment, that I began to experience Your great love washing over for me, wave after wave, it overwhelmed and undergirded me, steadying my walk and calming my mind, by removing all uncertainty, worry and angst from my mind and deep within me, with Your boundless and great consoling love, which brought exhilarating joy and a complete reviving of an expectation of optimism back into my life! (Psalm 94:18, 19 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It truly is a wonderful blessing, honor and privilege to be able to call upon The Name of The LORD in our times of turmoil, trial, trouble and terrible tribulations—our times of distress and despair, when we are entirely fraught, being full of doubts and desperation, for it is then, that He will surely overwhelm us with His unfailing love; filling us with exhilarating joy and reviving in us an expectation of optimism, by renewing our spirit and completely restoring our soul.
We should make it our common practice, though, to not just call, upon The Name of The LORD, when we are in trouble or need! But at all times, on all occasions, in every situation and circumstance; whether it’s in good times or bad times, high times or low times, up or down, even during times when we have all that we have need of, as well as, during those times that we may have little of or not have anything of what we are lacking and in great need of.
The LORD has promised to answer us when we call. (Jeremiah 33:3) He’s told us that when we call upon Him to not be afraid or fearful. (Lamentations 3:57)
He has encouraged us to seek Him and call upon His Name while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6)
He has commanded us to be at peace and instructed us to be still. (Psalm 46:10)
We are to always be full of and expressing The joy of The LORD, being considerate towards others, not worrying about anything, but praying about everything; telling The LORD what we need and always being thankful to Him and constantly keeping our focus on Him, while serving and doing good to others. (Philippians 4:4-9)
Call on The Name of The LORD everyday, at all times, on every occasion, in every circumstance and situation and fully experience His boundless love, being revived and renewed and being filled with an overwhelming expectation of optimism and joy! Blessings…
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