SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/05- “Real Authentic Service Unto And Worship Of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (Romans 12:1)
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: 11/05- “Real Authentic Service Unto And Worship Of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty!” (Romans 12:1)
Premise Question: With respect to our service to and worship of The LORD GOD Almighty, what is considered and regarded as being truly authentic, entirely appropriate, absolutely suitable and completely acceptable, by Him?
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” (Romans 12:1 NLT)
As a result and consequence of all things that are good, righteous and holy coming from Papa God, through Papa God and ultimately for Papa God, I urgently implore you, my greatly beloved fellow members of The Company of The Redeemed, to take in the full landscape of goodness that stretches out before you and completely surrounds you, with His magnificent, marvelous mercy, in panoramic vision, beyond your ability to see or comprehend fully. Now that you have been made fully aware of this wonderful knowledge, I strongly encourage you to live your daily lives accordingly; by diligently, with strong and complete devotion, offering up your bodies to Him—The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, in such a fashion, way and manner, that doesn’t focus on self-centered, self-seeking ambitions, to be spent entirely on your own pleasures and self-desires, but is a life that is, first and foremost, sacrificially, spent on pleasing The only true, pure and righteous, Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, in every area of your life; while also, serving and meeting the needs of others as well. In so doing, you display a true and honorable, being sensible, reasonable and the most appropriate way to show your authentic service to and worship of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. (Romans 12:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The only worship that is truly acceptable to The LORD GOD Almighty, is our genuinely heartfelt, authentically expressed, unquestionable loyalty and faithfulness, to always be fully devoted, in complete abandonment, in our praise and worship, our honor and total veneration of and for Him! For He is not ever going to be pleased with a cheap imitation or copy that’s half-hearted, convenient, non-offensive to others or based on what is acceptable and popular (trend or fad) with the present ruling majority.
In order for our worship to be totally accepted as being entirely appropriate and therefore, absolutely apropos, we must set ourselves apart from everything else; becoming sacred and reserved only for His holy and honorable use, in order to fulfill His divine will and purpose, bringing all glory, honor and praise to His Name.
For it is only when we are willing to accommodate The LORD GOD Almighty, by allowing and giving Him full and free rein in our lives, so that, His divine will and purpose for our lives, shall take full affect in our lives, that we are able to offer up a well deserved, being a more than reasonable and completely respectable, acceptably suitable, service and worship unto Him.
Remember, Papa God is not asking us to do anything that is unreasonable nor impossible, because with the help and enabling of The LORD GOD, nothing is out of the realm of possibility, as all things are possible, with Papa God, to those that believe!
Stay real, always be genuine and authentic, in your worship and service of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/01- “Live At The Corner Of Peace And Holiness!” (Hebrews 12:14)
Premise Question: What is your “www” (walk, work, worship) address; where are you living, how are you walking, what are you working on, and, who are you worshiping?
“Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14 NLT)
See to it that you always strive to thrive, in establishing a lifestyle that produces peace and tranquility, without duress, between you and everyone; whether it be a friend, neighbor or even a foe, and earnestly determine to live an honorable, upright holy life, declared righteous by The LORD GOD Almighty. Therefore, pursue, with a dogged determination, your divine purpose of living a life of holiness, because without it, there’s no way around it, and no one will be able to circumvent it by taking a circuitous route, in order to be able to see and reach The LORD GOD Almighty, as there is no other way! (Hebrews 12:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Nowadays, everyone that has something to say, show or sell, can get and utilize a “www” (World Wide Web) address to effectively reach, teach, preach or even present themselves as a desirable peach; in order to accomplish their goal, aim, ambition or mission in life.
For each of us though, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, there is also a “www” (our walk, our work, our worship) address that we should all be well aware of, and with diligence, devotion and sincere earnestness, be living our daily lives, at that address, and in such a way and fashion that we make it our goal, aim, ambition and mission in life, to always be pleasing to Papa God, in every area of our lives; how we are walking, what we are working on and who we are worshiping, so that, one day, when we see Him face to face, we shall hear His voice say to us: “Well done, my good and faithful servant, now enter into all that I’ve prepared for you, and that, for all of eternity!”
So, our walk should be one that is upright and pleasing to Papa God. Our work should be a work that brings glory and honor to His Name. We will accomplish this if we’ll make every effort to work at being at peace, as much as it is up to us, with everyone, and to also work diligently at living a pure and holy life, with the help of The LORD’S Spirit living inside us. Otherwise, we won’t ever see Papa God or hear His wonderful compliment and invitation.
And finally, we should abandon ourselves in worship to The Most High, holding nothing back in reserve, but giving Him all the honor, glory and praise that is due only Him!
Where do you live, what’s your address? Hopefully, it’s at the corner of Peace and Holiness Boulevard! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/08- “Make Sure You Are Ready And Equipped!” (1 Peter 3:14b-15)
Premise Question: Why is it so vitally important, with tremendous significance attached to it, that we, each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, live our lives before others, without worry or fear, and that we are always, at the ready, equipped and fully prepared, to give a quick and cogent response to anyone who may ask us why we are so joyful and why we have such a hopeful outlook on life, now and even into the distant future?
“So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.” (1 Peter 3:14b-15 NLT)
Do not ever allow the threats being directed towards you, by your enemy, to foment worry and fear, to the point of being frightened into a state of paralysis of thought and inactivity. Rather though, continue to trust The LORD for your safety, while acknowledging, with a Holy reverent worship, at the very core and the inmost part of your being, Jesus Christ, as LORD and Savior. On every occasion and circumstance, without exception, make sure you are ready, being properly prepared and thoroughly equipped, to deliver, in a cogent, quick and simple manner, an appropriate response and answer, to anyone, anywhere, anytime, all the time, meaning absolutely everyone, who may request of you a basis and justification for why you are so obviously filled with joy and such an expectant hope; for not only the here and now, but into the future, as well. Be very careful though, showing extreme consideration, remembering to be polite, gentle and kind, always showing the greatest amount of esteem, honor and respect towards them, while engaging and interacting with them. (1 Peter 3:14b-15 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The LORD has given us clear and concise instructions, commands, exhortations and encouragements, in His Word, to not be fearful, fretful, afraid, troubled, moved by threats, no matter the threat level, but to always stand firm, without wavering, upon our faith and our trust that we’ve placed in, and fully surrendered to The LORD.
We are also commanded not to ever allow anything to dissuade, dismay or discourage us from doing the work of spreading the Good News, among and with those that we’re given the divine opportunity to do so; being ever ready, prepared, rehearsed and fully equipped, to share our own personal story, in a simple, quick, clear and concise, cogent way and manner.
We, as believers, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, should make it our priority to be able to answer cogently and explain quickly and simply, to anyone who may ask us why we are the way we are; which should absolutely be, that we are full of joy, hope, compassion, generosity, patience, encouragement and are refreshing to be around!
Others should see us openly, unashamedly and unabashedly, worshiping The LORD in every area and part of our lives; honoring Him above everything and all others.
We should each, therefore, develop and hone our own convincingly persuasive and believable personal story, (no embellishment needed or necessary, just the wonderful truth) of how we came to know and accept The LORD Jesus Christ into our lives; sharing who we were before we knew Him, explaining how, when and why we accepted Him as LORD and Savior and then, telling those who may ask or inquire, with great enthusiasm and joy, what has happened and transpired in our lives since we first believed. When we faithfully and consistently do this, then, as a direct result, we will grow, mature and flourish, in our personal relationship with The LORD.
Make sure you are ready, prepared and equipped, with the Good News and your own personal story, to give to anyone and everyone, at a moments notice, the reason why you are so hopeful and full of joy! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/05- “Serve As A ‘Real Life’ Example Of Papa God’s Love!” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/05- “Serve As A ‘Real Life’ Example Of Papa God’s Love!” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
Premise Question: In actual practice, not just some ethereal premise that’s described with some wonderful sounding, highfalutin platitudes and soaring rhetoric, uttered sonorously and euphoniously, how are we, The Company of The Redeemed, really supposed to imitate, live out and follow the perfect example of Papa God’s unfailing love—His Son’s sacrificial offering up of His life for us, and then, truly serve The LORD and others, which will produce the desired result of a pleasing aroma, from our worship and service, that will ascend into the high and holy place, the very presence of Papa God?
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”
(Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT)
Serve as a “real life” exemplary illustration of Papa God’s great example of His unfailing love, that He has shown towards all of humankind; for He desires that we, The Company of The Redeemed, should emulate and fully implement His example of unfailing love into our own lives. Therefore, as the highly cherished children, that we are, we need to choose to conduct ourselves, making it our daily routine habit, to love in the same manner and way that Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, loved us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, when He voluntarily laid down His own life for us, without expecting anything in return, as the most delightful and pleasing sacrificial offering of obedience, completely surrendering His will to the will and divine purpose of His Father, our most loving, merciful and gracious Papa God, The One True Sovereign Almighty God. (Ephesians 5:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: First of all, let me acknowledge that the premise question is a huge mouthful to chew, swallow and then digest, in just this bottom line. But let me try and distill and simplify it a bit.
We have all the unique and innate ability to imitate Papa God because we are His children, created in His image, to do good works; works of kindness, to be long suffering, show favor, be merciful, gracious and to always be motivated and moved to compassion and genuine concern, by His great unfailing love for humankind.
We can choose to follow and emulate the perfect sacrificial example of Jesus Christ, by also choosing to lay our lives down for each other, with expressions of encouragement and support, generosity, hospitality, civility, empathy, while exhibiting great patience, as well as, always expressing our heartfelt gratitude, thanksgiving and sincere appreciation for and towards each other.
When we are successful in emulating/imitating Papa God, by following the true example of Jesus Christ, always endeavoring, making it our life’s ambition of living our lives, being influenced, motivated and moved to action by the unfailing love of Papa God, then our worship of Papa God and our service to each other, will become a sacrificial offering, that will produce a pleasing aroma, that ascends into the heavens and throne room of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/28- “Only The Word Of The LORD Is Faithful, Right And Forever Rings True!” (Psalms 33:3-5)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/28- “Only The Word Of The LORD Is Faithful, Right And Forever Rings True!” (Psalms 33:3-5)
Premise Question: How significantly important is it for Papa God’s children, each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, to deliberately, with diligence and a determined dogged devotion, abandon themselves completely to Him, by giving Him all honor, glory, praise and worship that’s due His Name; as well as, accepting and fully trusting His Word as being the only faithful and true, right and exact, Word of The LORD?
“Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does. He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the LORD fills the earth.” (Psalms 33:3-5 NLT)
Allow for a new song to form upon your lips and come out of your mouth, one that flows from the innermost part of your heart. Sing it out, with complete abandonment, to The LORD. Increase and develop, through knowledge and with deliberate practice, your aptitude for playing instruments skillfully and with great excellence. Shout joyous praise to Him, with loud, boisterous and exuberant exultations; lifting your voice to Him and giving Him all that’s within you, holding nothing back in reserve. For there is only One Word that is genuine, authentic and exact, faithful and true, and that shall last forever! It is The Word of The LORD; trustworthy, always reliable, ever dependable, as He, Papa God, is ever faithful, and consistently constant, to keep all of His promises in everything that He ever says and does. The LORD is greatly pleased when His people live righteously, sharing His goodness and acting justly before all of humankind, according to His principles and precepts in His Holy Scriptures. The whole earth is filled to its utmost capacity with His inexhaustible, profoundly tender and compassionate, unfailing and deeply affectionate, everlasting love. (Psalm 33:3-5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There is nothing more significant or important, than for each and every individual child of Papa God, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, to completely abandon themselves to Him in worship, praise and faithful service!
When we choose to honor The LORD, first and foremost, by placing Him above and putting Him before all others and everything else in life, our lives will become enriched, strengthened, renewed and refreshed, as He, The LORD, will faithfully order each and every day of our lives; putting us at peace, filling us with His joy, through the power and personal presence of His Holy Spirit in our personal individual lives, by leading, guiding, providing, sustaining and comforting us, no matter what we may encounter or have to go through in this life.
Remember, and be greatly encouraged this day, by the absolute truth that’s clearly delineated and shown in Papa God’s Holy Scriptures: His Word is faithful and always rings true and exact! His Word always proves true and has the ring of truth, as it always holds true, fully supported by His resounding character and truth of His Everlasting Word!
We, therefore, can always count on Him and His ever reliable promises and His unfailing love to do all that He says it will do and be. For His enduring love, goodness, gracious favor, mercy and justice is pouring down from His heavenly abode, into and upon all of His children, filling and covering the whole earth! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/25/15- “Don’t Just Give Papa God Thanks Now And Then, But Give Him Thanks Everyday, Continually, All The Day Long, Now And Forevermore!” (1Chronicles 29:13)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/25/15- “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, our lavishly loving and kind, gracious and most merciful Papa God, our Redeemer and rescuing Savior! 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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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/29/15- “Hail To The King!” (John 12:12-13)
Premise Question: Are we, all who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, diligently preparing our hearts, along with others, by giving due honor and glory, through our true expressions of authentic worship and praise offerings, up to Papa God and are we ready for the return of His Son Jesus, The One True King?
The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Hail to the King of Israel!” (John 12:12-13 NLT)
Following the day after Jesus was honored, with a dinner and where He was anointed in preparation for His burial by Mary, the sister of His close friend Lazarus; a report of His travel plans began circulating throughout and amongst those who had gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate, observe and remember the Passover. The news began to spread like an out of control wild brush fire, with such an incredible amount of excitement, accompanied by the exuberant joyful expectation, that Jesus was actually headed to the city of Jerusalem to observe the Passover, as well. This joy filled report inspired and spurned many to cut and gather up palm branches in mass and then go out to meet, greet and honor Him, on the road leading into the city, with shouts of celebratory exclamations and huge laudations of rejoicing praise; offered up to Papa God, with thanksgiving and blessings, heaped upon The Name of The LORD Jesus The Christ, hailing Him as the One True King of The Jews! (John 12:12-13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I truly enjoy openly expressing my love, appreciation and gratitude, from an overwhelmingly full of thanksgiving heart, to Papa God and The LORD Jesus, during times of praise and worship, both corporately and individually. I love honoring The LORD, with the voice He gave me, with the singing of songs and exclamatory shouts of praise! There are times and occasions, though, that someone, that is close in proximity to me, during these times of refreshing, will make a remark about the manner in which I’m expressing myself, mostly positive, thank The LORD; but, I do not do it in order to illicit a response from them, even when told that my worshiping was inspiring and encouraging to them! I do it for one reason only, it’s done entirely for Him, The One True King, not for any other reason! I know, accept and understand that there are many different forms and expressions of worship and praise, but whatever the form or expression, I believe it should always be done with complete abandonment, at least, where it concerns our heart, mind and soul. So, let’s take the example from this passage of scripture, where we can surely see that these folks were overwhelmed with exuberant joy and excitement, at the very prospect, of a personal visitation from The LORD, The One True King of the Jews! And for that matter, The King of everyone and everything! They ran out to meet Him, they couldn’t wait for Him to get to their city and they also completely abandoned themselves, with many different expressions and declarations of recognition, making proclamations of glorious praise unto Papa God and His Son Jesus The Christ. All Hail To The King Eternal! Jesus Christ, The LORD of all! Blessings…
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