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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)

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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: 10/14- “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- 06/09- “Wise Speech!” (Colossians 4:5-6)

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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: 06/09- “Wise Speech!” (Colossians 4:5-6)

Premise Question: Why is it so extremely important for members of The Company of The Redeemed to be ardently circumspect in their speech, their personal behavior and deportment towards those who are still unaffiliated; and why should their speech be wonderfully fascinating, filled with intriguing words and concepts that are interesting and pleasantly refreshing to those who are still unacquainted; whenever an opportunity arises to be engaging, with a satisfying and appropriate response for them?

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. (‭Colossians‬ ‭4‬:‭5-6‬ NLT)

Be prudent, with proper discernment, in regards to the manner of your deportment towards those who presently are not yet a part of The Company of The Redeemed—the family of Papa God. Be compelled, with great temerity, taking full advantage on every occasion of each favorable condition presented to you. Let your interactions with others, through the words that are spoken and exchanged, without exception, be abundantly flavored with expressions that preserve and refresh them and that are filled with favor, goodwill and kindness; this, so you will properly perceive, with complete comprehension and understanding, coming into the full realization of how to respond correctly, with an appropriate reply, to every person you may engage. (Colossians 4:5,6 PDCP)

Bottom Line: It is of the greatest import, that in our approach towards others, the unaffiliated and unacquainted, that we ourselves always remain approachable! It’s never a good approach or idea, nor is it ever very effective, to passionately prove your point and that you are most definitely right, in order to prove that others are definitely wrong! We all were, at one time, definitely lost and wrong; for it is only because of Papa God’s great love, mercy and gracious favor shown toward us, that we were able to approach Him and be made right!

Therefore, may we not ever forget, that it was when we were at our worst, that Papa God gave His best, His Son Jesus, up for us!

We will not ever reach those that we are commissioned to reach and love, if before we even have an opportunity to engage them, we’ve already cut them up, cut them down and literally cut them off!

So, with humility and grace, the gracious favor, mercy and love of The LORD, we should choose to be civil, kind, long suffering, exhibiting a patient endurance, care and great concern for those who are presently unaffiliated, who’ve not yet been captivated by the Good News of The Savior; which is that of being set free, released from darkness and brought into the glorious light and enlightenment of a loving, merciful, full of grace and forgiveness, Almighty Sovereign Papa God.

If it be our true intention to fulfill Papa God’s divine purpose and will for our lives, then we must make our true intentions clear, by obeying and fulfilling The Great Commission and His greatest command, which simply is: Love Him, love others and then, go and tell everyone everywhere about His love for all of humankind!

Here’s an old saying that speaks volumes: “Claim you are right and you will start a fight!”

I’ve shared this acrostic before, but it’s apropos to do it again here. SODA-POP- Seek-Out-Divine-Appointments-Pray-Obey-Persevere! This is something we all should be doing on a daily basis! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/09/15- “There’s Only One Bona Fide Will Of Papa God!” (Romans 12:2)

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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: 04/09/15- “There’s Only One Bona Fide Will Of Papa God!” (Romans 12:2)

Premise Question: With regards to Papa God’s will for our lives, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, are there alternatives or options given to us, such as; option (A) His “good will,” option (B) His “pleasing/acceptable will,” or option (C) His “perfect will”?

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
(Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭2‬ NLT)

Do not comply with, by trying to emulate, impersonate or imitate, the prevailing paradigm, in its fads, fashions, or standards and practices, of this age, or any age. But alter your course and actions, by deliberately choosing to be a completely different person, one that’s transformed and changed, by and through the power of Papa God, in every way and every area of your existence—in your character, attitude, behavior and even your appearance. Consistently make it your daily habitual practice to be restored and renewed continually, in your mind and heart, with and through Papa God’s Holy Word. Then, and only then, will you be able to test (verify) and know for sure, (certify) that the only acceptable (bona fide) will of Papa God for your life, is the one that pleases Him, which is a good thing, meaning it’s filled with His excellence and virtue; because, His will for your life is absolutely flawless, being perfect in every way! (Romans 12:2 PDCP)

Bottom Line: In my experience and time here on this earth, I’ve heard many different takes and presentations on this particular passage of scripture, as it relates to Papa God’s will for the believer’s life. I’ve long held a strong personal belief, a specific position and view on this particular passage and the subject matter it addresses. My view is: there is truly only one “bona fide” will of Papa God for our lives, as members of The Company of The Redeemed! It’s the one that is completely authentic, being entirely genuine, qualified, legitimate and real and can only be accomplished fully, with the enabling help and through the transforming power of Papa God’s Word and Spirit having full and free reign in our lives, in order to influence, impact and change our hearts, minds and lives.

So, here it is, my view: The only acceptable and good will of Papa God for our lives, is the one and only one, that is pleasing, pleasant, gratifying and completely satisfying to Him, and that, my friends, is perfect in every way, manner, shape and form, being His perfect will!

Some may ask or say, though, what about those who’ve blown it, at some time or occasion in their sojourn in this life? Furthermore, they may muse. How could they ever have the ability or opportunity to ever be perfect once they’ve completely blown it, by failing miserably in their walk? Papa God is the God of new beginnings…He is never at a loss for words, nor is He ever surprised by anything or anyone! He is not ever frustrated to the point of exasperation, throwing His hands in the air, without a clue, as to what to do! He is not twiddling His thumbs in boredom nor is He ever wringing His hands in worry and angst! You will not ever hear, nor has He or will He ever announce, “well, I sure didn’t see that one coming!” He never sleeps nor slumbers! (Psalms 121:4) His eye is even on the smallest sparrow! (Matthew 10:29) He sees all! He knows all! (Proverbs 24:12) He makes all things beautiful in His time! (Ecclesiastes 3:11) He is aware of everything!

He is never ever without the perfect plan or strategy to completely restore, renew, reconcile and accomplish His perfect divine will, plan and purpose for our lives, for His glory! He is more than able to do this, as He, Papa God, sees and knows everything from the end all the way back to the beginning! (Isaiah 46:10) He will not settle for anything less than His perfect will for our lives, and He doesn’t have to, because He will do whatever it takes, in order to accomplish His divine plan, purpose and will for His own! (Hebrews 7:25) Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/30- “Papa God’s Righteous Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)

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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: 01/30- “Papa God’s Righteous Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)

Premise Question: Without Papa God’s Holy Law, how would we ever know that we are sinful, and are therefore, hopelessly and desperately lost; and, without Papa God’s redeeming grace, how could we ever possibly know and personally experience, His unfailing love and His magnanimous mercy?

God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭20-21‬ NLT)

Papa God introduced His righteous law to all of humankind, in order to fully expose sin and it’s overpowering deathly influence and effect it had upon them; both as individuals and humankind on the whole. Seemingly, though, humankind took up the challenge of testing the boundaries of Papa God’s righteous law and His marvelous grace, finding that the more they gave themselves over to the sin within, the more exponentially Papa God’s wonderful grace would greatly increase and abound. So, here is revelation: at one time, sin was able to rule humankind with absolute impunity and implicit authority, (with an iron fist) ultimately delivering them to death and eternal damnation. But, everything has changed now, for the paradigm has shifted, whereby, Papa God has now introduced His awesome grace to rule and reign over sin, in our lives, through His Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, which now enables us to be restored back into Papa God’s good graces, in order to be in right relationship with Him, so that we can spend eternity with Him in His everlasting joy and eternal presence. (Romans 5:20-21 PDCP)

Bottom Line: I just want to simply say…Thank You Papa God, for loving me and all of humankind enough, that You introduced Your Righteous Law to us, making our sin and the impending result of it, painfully obvious to us, and then, Thank You Papa God for Your Amazing Grace, Your unfailing love and Your magnanimous mercy shown us, by sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to satisfy completely, the righteous requirements of Your Holy Law, so consequently, now, I and every other member of humankind, have the gracious and blessed opportunity afforded us, to escape certain death and damnation and enjoy eternal bliss, in Your Magnificently Glorious, Everlasting Presence! 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)

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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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