Gratitude and Thankfulness

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/04- “As Long As I Have Breath—I Will Praise The LORD!” (Psalms 63:4-5)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/04- “As Long As I Have Breath—I Will Praise The LORD!” (Psalms 63:4-5)

Premise Question: For what duration and in what way and manner, should we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, honor The Name of The LORD GOD Almighty?

“I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.”
(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭63:4-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

It is of my own volition, that I deliberately, with great diligence, devotion and determination, each and everyday of my life, for as long as I shall have breath, choose to honor You, O LORD, wholeheartedly, with every fiber and all the strength of my being, by offering up to You, my highest and most extravagant praise and worship, unto Your magnificent, incomparable and splendidly glorious Name. In so doing, I shall be filled with the glory of Your presence, being completely content, absolutely gratified and supplied abundantly, with every kind of the most delectable of fare. Therefore, I shall not ever stop lifting my hands, my heart and my voice, with expressions of great and exuberant joyful praise unto You, LORD GOD Almighty. I will utter these ecstatic expressions, with my mouth and lips, and with singing, that shall come from the very depths of my most grateful and satisfied heart and soul, even within the within of the innermost part of my being. (Psalms 63:4-5 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We, as fully accepted and sealed members of The Company of The Redeemed, should always be joyfully ready and willing to, at all times, on all occasions and in every circumstance and situation, without exception, offer up unto The LORD GOD Almighty, by invoking, bestowing upon and honoring His Name, with constant expressions of extravagant praise and worship; in songs, that are filled with exuberant joyful singing, which should ultimately come from deep within the within of our innermost beings, being forever grateful, full of joy, extremely thankful, hearts and souls.

Therefore, as long as I have breath—l will praise The LORD! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/27- “Everyday Is Thanksgiving Day!” (Psalms 100:4)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/27- “Everyday Is Thanksgiving Day!” (Psalms 100:4)

Premise Question: Why should everyday be a day of Thanksgiving, and how does one enter through the portal into the very presence of The LORD?

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

The key to entering through the portal that gives and gains one access, to the passageway that leads one directly into the very presence and inner sanctum of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, is a grateful heart, filled with thanksgiving, appreciation and honor for Him. And once there, inside the very courts of His manifest presence, all honor, all worship, all glory, all praise and all thanks should lavishly, with great exuberance and joy, be given and lifted up unto His Holy Name, which is The Name above every name; being the most marvelous, gracious and glorious, name, The Name of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. (Psalms 100:4 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Everyday of our existence should be a day of Thanksgiving; each and everyday deliberately entering The LORD’s presence, spending time with Him, giving Him the honor, glory and worship, with thanksgiving and heartfelt gratitude, that’s due His Name.

Therefore, refuse to ever spend a whole day without gaining access, at some point during each day, to spend precious time in His presence; for if you do, you will benefit greatly, when you choose to diliberately, with great diligence and consistent devotion, take the time and blessed opportunity to honor The LORD thus. Happy Thanksgiving Day Everyday! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/26- “Give Thanks To Papa God—Tell Others Of His Goodness!” (Psalms 9:1)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/26- “Give Thanks To Papa God—Tell Others Of His Goodness!” (Psalms 9:1)

Premise Question: What attitude, condition and personal action should we have, exhibit and take, that truly determines, shows and proves, that we, the people of Papa God, are actually offering up to The LORD, authentic praise and worship, true honor and reverence, with real thanksgiving, sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude?

“I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

It is my great privilege, delightful pleasure and extreme honor to choose, of my own volition, with a purposeful determination and strong conviction, to make it my daily practice and disposition, of always expressing thanks and exuberant praise, with a heart full of gratitude and appreciation to You, my LORD and my Papa God; holding nothing back or in reserve, I am fully persuaded and devoted to declaring to everyone everywhere, with much enthusiasm, all about Your miraculous mighty acts, Your wonderful works, Your glorious exploits and gracious deeds. (Psalms 9:1 PDCP)

Bottom Line: A humble and contrite attitude of gratitude, that comes from and is continually being expressed from, a heart full of joyful rejoicing praise, honor and thanks; and then, tells others of The LORD’s excellent goodness, greatness and wonderful deeds, is what determines, shows and proves, that our praise, worship and honor of Him is truly authentic and absolutely real.

We, as believers and the people of Papa God, should make it our aim in life, to always, without holding anything back in reserve, choose to give all thanks to Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, and too, as we have opportunity, should always choose to tell others about His gloriously, filled with wonderful grace, great goodness and matchless mercy. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/25- “Don’t Just Give Papa God Thanks Now And Then, But Give Him Thanks Everyday, Continually, All The Day Long, Now And Forevermore!” (1 Chronicles 29:13)PDCP

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/25- “Don’t Just Give Papa God Thanks Now And Then, But Give Him Thanks Everyday, Continually, All The Day Long, Now And Forevermore!” (1 Chronicles 29:13)

Premise Question: Is there ever an inappropriate, wrong time or occasion, for the people of Papa God to express thanksgiving and gratitude, offered up in sincerity, coming from hearts full of gratefulness, by giving all thanks, honor, praise and true worship, unto His matchless and most glorious Name?

““O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name!”
(‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Without any delay or procrastination, at this present moment in time and on this exact occasion, as well as, into the immediate future and beyond, at all times and on every occasion, we, Your very own chosen ones, all ascribe to You, Papa God, The Creator of Heaven and earth, our Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, thanks, from the very depths of our hearts. And, we also give to You our highest, most joyful, exuberant praise and worship, with the greatest of honor, unto You and Your wonderful, matchless, marvelously and gloriously filled Name, which of course, is above every name. (1 Chronicles 29:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: There is not ever a time, occasion, situation or circumstance, whereby, we, the people of Papa God, should not always be found giving all thanks, praise, honor and glory unto The King Eternal—The Creator of Heaven and earth and everything therein—The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, who is our lavishly loving and kind, gracious and most merciful Papa God, our Redeemer and rescuing Savior! And, not just occasionally, now and then, but at all times and on all occasions, let your thanks, praise, honor, glory and worship, of The LORD, be heard, seen and known, not only by Him, but everyone! Let your worship roar! Blessings…
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“ABOVE ALL ELSE!” (Proverbs 4:23) repost from a year ago today…

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“ABOVE ALL ELSE!” (Proverbs 4:23)

It was forty years ago today that I was joined in holy matrimony to Cynthia Lynn Hill…We were blissfully, blisteringly, blusteringly and very much bless-fully enjoined together for twenty-eight years. Many good and great things came of and about, as a direct result of our union, but the greatest and certainly the most satisfying and endearing, has to be the three children, Robert Lyn, aka. Boomer, then later on, just Rob Bob, (he didn’t much prefer Boomer, probably because it was also the name of our boxer) Austin Lee, aka. Bubba, (which he said we could call him his whole life, if you are family or really close to him) Noele Helene, aka. Missy Muffy Lou, (and too many other nicknames to list, all quite cute and endearing) The seven grandchildren, so far, Jordan, aka. Lil Bub; Tyler, aka Ty-Bo-Bub; Dylan, aka. Final Bub, (NOT); Cannyon, aka. doesn’t need a nickname, as her real name is too cool; Eli, aka. Bubba Don, (resembles his papa Don); Banning, aka. Bubbies, (just one of numerous nicknames); and finally, Emily Grace, who also has many nicknames, but I call her Lady Bub! I am blessed beyond measure!

As I remember this day, the one thing that comes to my mind, in the form of a question, as being most important, over and above everything else is: Are you guarding your heart, and what is the present condition of your heart? I ask myself this question, quite often, and I ask it of everyone now, whether you be in my immediate family, extended family, friends, neighbors, associates and everyone else. The last thing Cynthia said to me and asked me, before she went to be with The LORD, was: “I know that my heart is completely free of all angst, worry, bitterness, resentment, for I have released and forgiven all hurts, insults and wounds, and I am now ready to meet The LORD!” And then she asked me if we were good and if I my heart was free? Thank The LORD, my heart is completely free, because of His mercy, grace and loving kindness.

Remember, and please take this to heart:
“There isn’t anything more important, in this life, than to make sure that your heart is free of all debris; because, everything else, in your life, is always going to be affected by the condition of your heart!” (Proverbs 4:23 PDCP)

“Above all else, keep your heart free of debris, flush the flesh and stay refreshed!” Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/04- “Love Others As Papa God Loves You!” (1John 4:11-12)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/04- “Love Others As Papa God Loves You!” (1John 4:11-12)

Premise Question: What is the unmistakable evidence that Papa God’s love is obviously present and readily seen, as living in and flowing out of a member of The Company of The Redeemed, and when is it conspicuously noticeable, that it is, in truth and fact, downright, blatantly apparent, that it is not?

“Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.” (‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:11-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Beloved and most cherished friends, I implore you to earnestly consider, that since the time when The Sovereign Papa God Almighty put His unconditional, unfailing, unending, benevolent, and affectionate love on display, for all of humankind to see, by sending His perfect and without sin, most precious and honorable only Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place, we also, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, should exhibit and have the same attitude, action and behavior, in our love expressed, towards each other. No human has ever seen The Sovereign Papa God Almighty face to face. But if, (indeed a big if) we choose to exhibit and express our love towards each other, in the same way and manner that Papa God has towards us, then His presence is living inside of us, and thus, His perfect love is brought to complete fruition and the fulfillment of its ultimate purpose, when His perfect love lives in us, and is expressed through us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed. (1 John 4:11-12 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The absolute empirical, being completely unmistakable, irrefutable and undeniable evidence, that the love of Papa God is living in and flowing out of a person’s life, is when that person is expressing Papa God’s love and affection towards others.

It is patently false, to accept or believe, that one has the love of Papa God living inside of them, if they are not willing and in fact are not practicing, expressing His love towards others, whether they be enemy, friend, family or foe. For we all are strongly admonished to share, show and express the same love that Papa God has shown, is showing and will continue to show us, towards others!

The phrase used in the NLT version of this scripture is: “we surely ought!” There is no ambiguity in that phrase, no wiggle room, nor any doubt or uncertainty, as to its meaning, but rather, it leaves us to wrestle with the the truth of the matter, which is not even unreasonable or impossible to accomplish, but is, of a certainty, our spiritual duty, our honorable obligation and really what’s expected of us. So, we must all choose to come into full compliance, with the help of The LORD, and just do it.

The LORD’S Word is quite clear, that if we refuse to love our brothers, our sisters, and others, then the love of Papa God is simply not living in us, or at the bare minimum, we are not yet allowing the full and truest expression of His love to permeate the deepest regions of our hearts and lives, and are therefore, incapable of truly expressing the full force and sheer magnitude of His great love shown us, toward others!

Papa God’s Holy Writ goes on to say, that ultimately, if we refuse to love others, then we will remain in death and will not experience everlasting life.

His Word further states, and this may be difficult to accept or comprehend, for some, but we must choose to accept it, because His Word declares it to be so; that anyone who hates his brother, sister or others, is in effect, committing murder!

Wow! Help us Papa God to love and express Your love toward others, as You have, and are continuing to express Your love towards us!

So, it is unmistakable and completely obvious that Papa God’s love is living inside of us, when we choose to express His love towards others, as it is also, conspicuously noticeable, being downright, blatantly obvious, that His love is not the controlling influence and ruling force in our lives, when we refuse to express His love towards others!

Let’s all choose to love others the way Papa God has chosen to love each and every one of us! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/12- “Sin Has Lost Its Venomous Stinger!” (1 Corinthians 15:56-57)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/12- “Sin Has Lost Its Venomous Stinger!”
(1 Corinthians 15:56-57)

Premise Question: Why was sin given such power, for what purpose was sin given such authority and how does sin wield its power over humankind?

For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭56-57‬ NLT)

Sin acts as a stinger, injecting a venom into each one us that is extremely painful, absolutely lethal, being quite deadly. It has the full weight, authority and power, of Papa God’s righteous law behind it. But, all thanks and praise goes to Papa God, for providing the anti-venom, through the shed blood of His Son, our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ! For He and He alone, is the only truly efficacious antidote, graciously made available to us, that completely counter-acts the power of the law of sin and death, and in so doing, gives us all, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, a most excellent and gloriously triumphant, veritable victory, an absolutely huge success over all sin and death. (1 Corinthians 15:56-57 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Papa God established and gave His Holy Law, in order to judge sin in humankind. Sin was given the full backing and support of Papa Gods Holy Law, in order to carry out the just recompense, upon all of humankind, by paying just wages to each one, according to their own sinful practices and transgressions of His Holy Law.

Sin was given great authority, for the express purpose of clearly pointing out the sheer futility and inadequacy of humankind ever being able to even begin to attempt to try and satisfy the righteous requirements of Papa Gods Holy Law; for it is an absolute impossibility to do so! But, with Papa God, all things are possible, especially to those who will place their complete faith and trust in Him!

Finally, sin wields its lethal, legal power and authority over all of humankind, with dire consequences and curses, punishing and torturing, the sinner, which ultimately ends in eternal separation from Papa God’s presence, in eternal punishment and death.

All thanks and praise to You, Papa God and Your Righteous Servant, who came and fulfilled every righteous requirement of Your Holy Law; thereby, providing complete victory over sin, death, hell and the grave, giving all who believe and receive Your Son, as their personal LORD and Savior, eternal salvation and an ESCAPE from eternal death!

E-S-C-A-P-E…Eternal Salvation Came At Perfection’s Expense! Blessings…

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