Faithfulness

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/15- “Teach Me!” (Psalms 143:10)

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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: 03/15- “Teach Me!” (Psalms 143:10)

Premise Question: When we ask Papa God to teach us, and to keep our feet on firm footing, does that necessarily mean that our path will always be smooth, without any ruts, cracks, bumps, or one that’s not fraught with danger, peril and difficult challenges?

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. (‭Psalms‬ ‭143‬:‭10‬ NLT)

Instruct me, your humble and reliant servant, to always desire to do your bidding, in order to fulfill Your will and purpose for my life, by putting You, O LORD, first and foremost in everything in my life’s journey. For You and You alone are my Almighty Sovereign Papa God, there is no other! I ask that Your loving and most merciful, being full of gracious favor, Holy Spirit would always direct and guide every step I take, upon the path forward, of my sojourn in this life. No matter what I may encounter upon the path You’ve chosen for me, I humbly request that You keep my feet from stumbling off or straying from, Your path. (Psalm 143:10 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Quick answer to the Premise Question: NOPE! But Papa God has given us many assurances that we should not be frightened, concerned or overwhelmed, with what we may face or encounter, while traveling upon our path in life. After all, He has clearly told us that we would have trouble, trial and tribulation in this life, but He also said not to worry about any of that, because He has overcome all of it for us! (John 14:1,16:33) For even in the midst of all of it, He is faithful to give us His joy, peace and comfort.
(1 Thessalonians 3:3-8) For He promises to never abandon or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5) We are told not, at any time or any occasion or circumstance, to fear evil or what may happen to us, for He, The LORD, will always be there beside us! (Psalm 23) And finally: We should start every day, with Psalm 40:8, as our opening salvo, in our daily prayers. The message of this verse is: That it should be our utmost desire to do His will, above all else, each and every moment, of each and every day! “Teach Me!”

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/06- “With Papa God, Nothing’s Impossible!” (Matthew 19:26)

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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: 03/06- “With Papa God, Nothing’s Impossible!” (Matthew 19:26)

Premise Question: How is it even a remote possibility that anyone, of humankind, can be saved (redeemed), wealthy or not?

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭19‬:‭26‬ NLT)

After the encounter with the rich young man and the disciples question about who in the world could be saved; Jesus turned His undivided attention towards His disciples and earnestly spoke directly into their hearts and understanding, making it crystal clear, that the efforts of humankind, with regards to being saved, is extremely limited and not possible through any human means, measures or manner. But, with Papa God, Who has limitless power and authority, all things, anything, even everything is absolutely possible. (Matthew 19:26 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Jesus had just had an encounter with a wealthy young man, who had asked if there was something good, that he could personally do, that would qualify him for eternal life. Jesus responded, by telling him to keep The Commandments. Then, the rich young man asked Jesus to tell him which ones he needed to keep; so, Jesus spoke about murder, adultery, stealing, lying, honoring your father and mother, and loving your neighbor. The rich young man confidently declared that he had, in fact, obeyed all of those commands and wondered if there was anything else he needed to do. That’s when Jesus put him to the test, by telling him he needed to sell everything he possessed, give it all away to the poor and then come and follow Him. Well, this was too much for the rich young man to handle, so he went away dejected, but, in reality, Jesus was asking him to obey the 1st and 2nd Commandments, which was, because of his great wealth, too difficult for him to accept. The disciples were overwhelmed with astonishment and wondered if it was even a possibility for anyone to be saved. That’s when Jesus makes this salient point: Which is, without Papa God’s provision of His Son, Jesus Christ, it’s an absolute impossibility for anyone, of humankind, to be saved! But, with Papa God’s provision of His Son, Jesus Christ, all things become possible, even the salvation (redemption) of humankind! Oh, and by the way, in order to qualify for eternal life, one would have to follow perfectly and fulfill completely The Commandments, Papa God’s righteous requirements of His Law, but in order to do that, which is humanly impossible, you’d have to be perfect and without sin to begin with; and there has only ever been One individual who qualified to even attempt to satisfy perfectly the righteous requirements of Papa God’s Holy Law, His Commandments; His Name, is of course, Jesus Christ, The LORD! Thank You Papa God for Your wonderful gift!

Be encouraged today, and know, beyond any shadow of any doubt, that all things, anything and everything is possible with Papa God; for nothing is ever impossible to those who place their complete trust and reliance in and upon Him. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/02- “Rhetorical Questions!” (Romans 8:35)

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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: 03/02- “Rhetorical Questions!” (Romans 8:35)

Premise Question: Can anything, that we may go through, or experience, or can anyone, that we may know, or don’t know, ever be successful in divorcing us or be effective in keeping us, all those who are Papa God’s own, from His love expressed towards us, through His Son Jesus Christ?

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭35‬ NLT)

Is there anyone, or anything, that could ever be successful in severing, by detaching and then isolating us, any member of The Company of The Redeemed, from the unconditional and unfailing, enduring love of Jesus Christ? And, when we do suffer loss, or endure hardships, or experience oppressive harassment, to the point of being tyrannized, with torture and starvation, or are bereft of basic needs, becoming completely deprived and impoverished, or are exposed to menacing and dangerous situations resulting in bodily injury and harm, or even intimidated with threats of extinction and utter annihilation, is any of this ever an indication that His intentions and disposition towards us has, or would ever change? (Romans 8:35 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Paul utilizes seven rhetorical questions, in (Romans 8:31-35) to set up the absolute, being completely obvious, definitive and thorough, perfect response, by answering every one of them in the succeeding verses of (Romans 8:36-39!) His answer to every one of the rhetorical questions are wonderful, uplifting, assuring, encouraging, refreshing, renewing and literally priceless! Check it out! The answer to all of them is: NOPE! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/16- “A Can Do Attitude Of Fortitude!” (Philippians 4:13)

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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: 02/16- “A Can Do Attitude Of Fortitude!”
(Philippians 4:13)

Premise Question: Can, will and does the strength of The LORD truly empower and equip us to do everything?

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
(‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭13‬ NLT)

Armed with, “a can do attitude of fortitude,” being fully assured, that no matter what I may have to face or endure, in this life, I will always be sufficiently supplied, by and through Jesus Christ, with His efficacious power and might, to always have the courage, (nerve) to face anything, always being equal to any task and up for every challenge. (Philippians 4:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Yes! There is nothing that is equal to, nor can stand against, the all powerful, all mighty, strength of The LORD! The only caveat though, is whether or not we, as believers, choose to place our complete trust, faith and reliance upon The LORD, and His true and faithful, intentional promise, given to us in this verse of His Holy Writ. For we must take upon ourselves the mind, and attitude, with the perspective of Christ, that being: a “can do attitude of fortitude,” with a resolute determination of “persistent perseverance.” Then, we’ll have the strength, courage and nerve to face anything and everything we may have to encounter, or must actually go through, in this life! Check out Romans 15:5 and Philippians 2:5. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/14- “No Greater Love!” (John 15:13)

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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: 02/14- “No Greater Love!” (John 15:13)

Premise Question: Are there illustrious examples today, that are clearly seen, being put on display, exemplified and recognized, before our very own eyes and ears, that show this kind and level, of the extreme ultimate expression, of sacrificial love, where all is given for another, without expectation of a return, and, with nothing held in reserve, for one’s own regard?

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭13‬ NLT)

There never has been, nor will there ever be, a more significant or magnificent display, of the ultimate expression, of true, selfless, sacrificial love, than when someone chooses to lay down their own life, in service, and then, ultimately death, for another. (John 15:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Absolute YES! The LORD Jesus Christ is, of course, the greatest example of “No Greater Love,” as He not only laid down His life voluntarily, giving His life, as the ultimate perfect sacrifice, for the redemption of all of humankind, but He also gave up the splendor and majesty of His heavenly throne, humbling Himself, by taking off His regal robes of glory and descending to earth to become just like us, experiencing life in human form and on an earthly level; so that, He could, by laying His life down for us, renew, restore and reconcile us back to Papa God, to forever live in His glorious light and wonderful presence.

The great examples of this kind and expression of love today, I believe, is seen in the way soldiers volunteer to serve their country, family, friends and fellow citizens; willing to lay their lives down in service and death for their fellow soldiers and others. It is also, I believe, seen in the lives of first responders, who daily are asked, by fellow citizens, to put their lives on the line for others, without regard for their own safety. There are many others that could be put up as wonderful examples; such as, all those, from different walks of life, that constantly put the care and welfare of the lives of others before themselves, especially those who put themselves in harms way, when dealing with those who are sick, afflicted, dealing with various kinds of infirmities, are weak and diseased, and doing all of this without any personal regard or safety for themselves.

We all, as fellow believers, ought to be willing to put our lives on the line, in serving and dying for others; for there truly is no greater example of our love for one another, than this: to be willing to die for another. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/18/15- “Live Just—Live Right, Live Just Right!” (Proverbs 21:3)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/18/15- “Live Just—Live Right, Live Just Right!” (Proverbs 21:3)

Premise Question: How is it even a remote possibility for someone or anyone to live right and be pleasing in The LORD’s sight?

“The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

To be virtuous and to walk blameless before The LORD and humankind, ends up being the most important principles we can follow in this life. It’s also what is most pleasing to Him; therefore, it is the most appropriate, honorable and acceptable thing that we could ever offer up to The LORD GOD Almighty, for it is not in the degree or amount of what we may give up, walk away from, avoid, abstain from, abandon, forgo or eschew, that counts for anything, but it’s all in the way we live and comport our lives. (Proverbs 21:3 PDCP)

Bottom Line: In our own strength, talents, abilities and wherewithal, we can never buy, earn, work for or ever give enough, whereby, it would ever suffice; have the ability or even begin to have the capacity, to qualify, satisfy, please or be acceptable to The LORD! But, we can do all things and more, with The LORD’s divine help, and we will and can be filled with His justice and righteousness; when we choose to be in agreement with Him, by walking in complete obedience and in accordance with His Word, and His greatest desire and divine plan and purpose for our lives. It is then and only then, thereby, that we can and will have the capacity to live, Just Right! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/14/15- “When All Else Fails, He Still Remains The Same And Continues To Sustain!” (Psalms 73:26)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/14/15- “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 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. He then 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! He, The LORD GOD, 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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