SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 12/17/15- “I’m All In, With My Whole Heart!” (Psalms 119:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/17/15- “I’m All In, With My Whole Heart!” (Psalms 119:10)
Premise Question: What place, position, preeminence and precedence should seeking, serving and worshipping The LORD have, be and take in our lives?
“I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands.”
(Psalms 119:10 NLT)
I, therefore, completely surrender my entire being, not holding anything back or in reserve, but with a deliberate diligence, abandon myself wholeheartedly, to serving and worshiping You alone, The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty; so, my dear LORD GOD Almighty, I urgently and with a sincere heart, humbly request that You help me, by keeping me from ever deviating, stumbling or leaving Your righteous path, that You, O LORD, have clearly marked and paved, with Your life giving, sustaining and preserving commandments, for my life. (Psalm 119:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Seeking, serving and worshiping The LORD should never be relegated to something we just poke or pick at, or just have in our lives as an enjoyable hobby or as an activity that we use as a way to socialize. We should and must abandon ourselves completely to Him; His righteous way and His perfect will and His divine purpose for our lives. You’ve heard it said before…”Either The LORD is LORD of all or He’s not LORD at all!” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/31/15- “Papa God’s Commands Bring Comfort And Joy!” (Psalms 119:143)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/31/15- “Papa God’s Commands Bring Comfort And Joy!” (Psalms 119:143)
Premise Question: What can one do, where does one turn, who should one call out to, when hemmed in, completely surrounded, pressed hard and buffeted on every side, without any relief or point of escape in sight?
“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.”
(Psalms 119:143 NLT)
Even though I may become overwhelmed during difficult, discomforting, disturbing, as well as, distressful taxing times of trials, troubles, turbulent and turbid circumstances, that are filled with anxiety, I am still consumed and captured by my love for Your commands, for when I turn to them, they give me much needed comfort, real joy and pure delight. (Psalm 119:143 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What can one do, where does one turn and who should one call out to, when being overwhelmed by the events and complexities of life? One can and absolutely should seek the face of The Rock that the builders rejected and then, turn unto His commands. Jesus Christ is The Rock and Cornerstone of our redeeming salvation, for in Him and them only, does one find the very essence of real joy, sweet comfort, perfect peace and pure delight! This has always been, is now and forever will be true; regardless of the severe situations, complicated circumstances and dire consequences one may face in life. Even when one is completely surrounded and hemmed in, with no where to run, no place to turn, no way out, no point of escape in sight, and further still, even while being beaten and buffeted on every side, one can confidently, with full assurance, choose to turn and look to The LORD, The Rock of our salvation, and find His life giving and renewing commands, which brings us His sweet comfort, real joy and pure delight. I really like the way the Apostle Paul puts it in (2 Corinthians 4:8) “We are hard pressed on every side by many terrible troubles, and yet, we survive and are not decimated and entirely crushed.” He goes on to further say: “We are uncertain, being completely perplexed and troubled, but we are sustained and still remain filled with The joy of The LORD, even though, in the natural, we would typically be utterly driven into the depths of depression and despair, and yet, we rejoice and are lifted high!”
As I was meditating on (Psalms 119:143), a song began clearly and vividly playing in my head. In my mind, I heard my sister Terry singing the song, “I Go To The Rock.” I was so moved by the experience, that I was compelled to call my sister and tell her about it! As soon as I told her the reason for my call, she immediately began singing it to me over the phone! It was perfect! Thanks sis…This experience, I believe, tells us, that is exactly what each of us should immediately do, at all times, on all occasions, in any situation and in every circumstance; go to The Rock of our salvation and look unto His life giving, filled with joy, comfort and delight commands. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/13/15- “Mandates That Are Central And Vital To Our Lives!” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/13/15- “Mandates That Are Central And Vital To Our Lives!” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
Premise Question: What are we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, internalizing and personalizing and what are we teaching the generations that follow and succeed us to internalize and personalize?
“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NLT)
These righteous directives that I’m giving to you today, are for your benefit, as they are imperative mandates for living your lives, each and everyday, in a righteous way. Therefore, you must make them a vital and essential focus, becoming the central part of your lives, by deeply embedding them into yours and your children’s hearts. These mandates should also become the strongest teaching influence and inspirational guide in your children’s lives, reproducing, by internalizing and personalizing, committing to their memory, in them, Papa God’s righteousness. Speak, discuss and teach them while you’re in your home, whether it’s mealtime, family time, or even downtime, make these mandates the topic of conversation, no matter when or what particular course of life you are pursuing along the path, during your sojourn; whether you are reclining or recumbent, retiring at the end of your day for rest or sleep, or awakening and arising to begin your day, keep them before you and your children, at all times, on all occasions, no matter the situation or circumstance. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The premise question could have been, since we are now deeply embedded in the age of computers and use of personal devices; do you have an IP address, what is your IP address, what and who is your IP address connected to and are you following its protocol? As each computer and personal device has an IP address of its own, so too, has each individual in humankind been assigned their own spiritual “IP” address, by Papa God, which is both personal and unique, as it’s a one of a kind, for there’s not another one exactly like it that has been or ever will be issued. We are referred to as, being fearfully and wonderfully made, Papa God’s own unique and beloved, made with His own hands and then given His own breath, creation. We are called a peculiar people, a royal priesthood, the very offspring of The Most High! It is The Most High that has called and required us to follow His specific righteous directives and imperative mandates, His procedures and protocols, and that for our own benefit, in order to promote a flourishing, fulfilling, satisfying and successful life, during our sojourn here on earth; but to also have an impact on our eternal existence and future as well. When we internalize something, it becomes a central part of influencing who we are and in determining our values, mores, our motives, attitudes, ethics, our outlook on life and our belief system. When we personalize something, it marks us, very much like a tattoo marks the outer layer of skin of an individual and then becomes something that the individual identifies with, as well as, others identifying the individual with the mark, so too, our heart and very soul becomes marked with whatever we’ve allowed ourselves to internalize and personalize, for it becomes incorporated as an integral part of our identity, within the within, of who we are, and clearly shows and demonstrates what we’ve come into agreement with in our lives. We all need to come into agreement with Papa God’s command to internalize and personalize His life giving Word, His righteous directives and imperative mandates, into the innermost part of our beings and into every part of our daily existence, as well as, being devoted, deliberant and with great diligence, to train up, teach, mentor and guide the generations that follow, to also internalize and personalize Papa God’s Word into each and every moment of every day of their own sojourn here upon this earth, no matter what! For it truly is our prime directive! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/30/15- “Integrity To Follow, Obey, Seek!” (Psalms 119:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/30/15- “Integrity To Follow, Obey, Seek!” (Psalm 119:1-2)
Premise Question: As a member of The Company of The Redeemed, what must one do, in order to enjoy and experience fully, Papa God’s gracious favor, and the wonderful resulting blessings and benefits that the presence of the joy of The LORD, in one’s life, faithfully produces on a daily basis?
“Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.” (Psalms 119:1-2 NLT)
Most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to conduct their lives in a habitual manner of walking in integrity, in every area of their lives; in complete agreement and harmony with, while being ever influenced and guided by, the Holy Instructions of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty. Most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to follow closely, holding onto, guarding and protecting, observing and maintaining, Papa God’s Holy Instructions, which is the permanent record of the divine will of The LORD God Almighty, written down in His Holy Scriptures. And also, most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to fully comply, with His purpose and will for their lives, by obeying His commands, and then, holding nothing back or in reserve, but with their whole hearts, will urgently search for Him, seeking and looking for Him in every situation, circumstance, and moment of their everyday lives. (Psalm 119:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Anything that is built must begin and end with integrity and a sound plan. Whatever is built must have a strong and sure foundation. The structure that is built upon the foundation must have structural integrity. And while it is being built, in order for it to be built to withstand the challenges that may come up against it, that will surely try and test its fortitude, strength and integrity, the plan must be followed very closely, no cutting corners or codes, but a strict adherence, compliance and obedience to what is called for in the building code, which comes directly from the laws that govern the building of the structure, for the benefit, protection and enjoyment of everyone.
Our life can be characterized as a structure that we are building and erecting. Our joy, success and fulfillment in life is predicated on us having integrity; the integrity and strong foundation of The LORD operating in and flowing out of our daily existence. We too, must follow the plan and blueprints, the specific instructions that Papa God has left for us in His Holy Scriptures, in order to truly have, enjoy and experience, a flourishing success story in this life and the life to come. So, let’s have the integrity to follow, obey and seek; by building our lives with integrity and honor, the integrity of The LORD, and then honoring Him in all that we do and say, having the integrity to follow His instructions carefully, while building the structure strong and right, always maintaining a strict adherence, compliance and obedience to His Word, making it our practice and daily routine to ever search for Him, by seeking His face, not only His hand, wholeheartedly every day of our lives! His integrity and sound plan + His structural integrity + our routine of integrity = stability and our success story, in this life and the life to come! For when we do this, His complete joy is ours forevermore! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/26/15- “I Shall Not Ever Forget!” (Psalms 119:93)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/26/15- “I Shall Not Ever Forget!” (Psalms 119:93)
Premise Question: Why, how and for what reasons should we never forget the commandments of Papa God?
I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life. (Psalms 119:93 NLT)
I, with a diligently devoted heart, shall always carefully choose to follow closely, Papa God, Your life giving precepts, Your wonderful statutes, and without defects, perfect commandments; without any delay or procrastination, by treasuring them and making sure not to ever neglect, dismiss, discount, put aside, ignore or in anywise or manner, disregard or compromise them in anyway. (Psalms 119:93 PDCP)
Bottom Line: WHY, we should never forget: First and foremost, is because they are Papa God’s commandments that He’s given to us to follow and obey and that, with great benefits. Secondly, is because they are full of life that remains and sustains us, keeping us pure. HOW, we should never forget: By committing to memory, internalizing and personalizing, Papa God’s holy commandments, they will continually revive us, causing us to thrive in any and all situations and circumstances, that we may face or go through in life. For WHAT reasons, should we never forget: Life is more vivacious and vibrant, filled with enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment, because we follow Papa God’s commandments! They also are filled with His complete joy, His perfect peace, His courage, common sense and divine wisdom, keeping us from lying to ourselves and others, which is desperately needed, in order to live and flourish in this life! Just a few reasons we should not ever forget Papa God’s commandments. Blessings…
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