SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/21/15- “Take Advantage Of Every Opportunity You’re Given, To Bless And Refresh Others!” (Galatians 6:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/21/15- “Take Advantage Of Every Opportunity You’re Given, To Bless And Refresh Others!” (Galatians 6:10)
Premise Question: Does this passage of scripture really mean, that we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, are supposed to be good to everyone, when given the opportunity to do so?
“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” (Galatians 6:10 NLT)
Consequently, since we, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, are already well on our way to experiencing eternal bliss, complete joy and attaining a wonderful harvest, because we have not given up, but have trusted The LORD GOD and have persevered in making the most of every opportunity given us, to bless and refresh, with generous gifts and acts of great kindness, all people everywhere, no matter their race, culture, or creed; and always giving particular attention, with extraordinary watchful care, to those who are a part and are members in good standing of the family known and recognized as, The Company of The Redeemed. (Galatians 6:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The simple and most direct response to the premise question is: Whenever, wherever and to whomever, when given the opportunity to be merciful and kind, generous and gracious, patient and long suffering, compassionate and caring, encouraging and refreshing, we should absolutely never forgo or miss the opportunity presented us, of sharing Papa God’s goodness and loving kindness, with anyone and everyone we may come in contact with; whether they are good or bad, obstinate or indifferent, friend or foe, related by blood or related by and through the blood of The LORD, we ought to take full advantage of doing all the good that is within our power and ability to do so. And this, in spite of whatever the attitude and disposition of those we are sharing the goodness of The LORD with may be! Just so long as we are always honoring, glorifying and praising The LORD GOD Almighty, by doing so. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/22/15- “Love, Do Good, Bless And Pray For The Difficult People In Your Life!” (Luke 6:27-28)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/22/15- “Love, Do Good, Bless And Pray For The Difficult People In Your Life!” (Luke 6:27-28)
Premise Question: Are we, The Company of The Redeemed, truly willing to listen to what The LORD is trying to tell us, and then, do we show that we’ve accepted what He is saying to us, by actually following, fulfilling and carrying out the specific instructions He has given us, as His stewards, to do?
““But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” (Luke 6:27-28 NLT)
But to those of you who are willing to take to heart what I’m sharing here with you, let it teach and guide you, becoming the motivation for how you live your life: Love those who you’ve become distanced from, those who are no longer friends, but are now your enemies; therefore, you are not wanting to have anything to do with them any more, due to the virulent and perhaps violent animosity that now exists between you and them. Do good to and for those who now hate you, not just assenting in your mind to the ideal, but in your actions and deeds. And while you’re at it, choose to bless, not curse them, by speaking good things over them, things that will bring refreshing and bountiful provision into their lives. And finally, always devote yourself to praying specifically for those who have and presently are mistreating you! (Luke 6:27-28 PDCP)
Bottom Line: So, are we really willing to listen, willing to love, willing to do good, willing to bless and willing to pray? It’s an easy thing to listen to someone, knowing you don’t have to follow through with, or agree with what they are saying, but it is quite another thing if you know the one talking has the ultimate authority, power, position and influence over you! It’s easy to love those who love you and don’t despise you, but quite a different thing to love those who do not love you, and in fact truly despise you! When someone is nice to you and does good things for you, it’s a no brainer to be nice and good back to them, but entirely separate and excruciatingly difficult to be nice to and do good for those who, not only despise you, but literally hate and even have an aversion towards and absolute abhorrence of you! And when you are being blessed by someone, oh how easy it is to reciprocate and return the blessing, but when someone is cursing you, it’s probably not going to be your initial reaction or response to bless them, but according to The LORD’S instruction, it most certainly should be! And finally, we are more than happy to cry out to the LORD on behalf of those we love and adore and who’ve been so accommodating, generous and loving towards us, but The LORD’S specific command here, which is not by any means or stretch of the imagination a mere suggestion, is to pray earnestly for those who’ve, in any way shape, form or fashion, hurt, wounded or harmed you; which includes physical, emotional, mental, or even your reputation and good name! One more thing: we should not ever make excuses, give explanations, rationalizations, justifications, or equivocations, with surrounding or swirling mitigating circumstances, for although The LORD is completely understanding and compassionate, He still is not going to go against His own specific instructions and commands and then come into agreement with you and say; “well, in your case, I’ll make an exception!” Not going to happen, dear brothers, sisters and precious friends. We all must choose, with The LORD’S help, to love, do good to, bless and pray for, even the most heinous and truly difficult people in our lives. Remember the prayer of our LORD uttered from the cross, “Father, forgive them and don’t hold it against them for what they have done to me, as they are unaware of what they have done and are still doing.” Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/03/15- “Always Remember To Take The Time!” (Hebrews 13:16)
Premise Question: Do we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, honor and fulfill our sacred duty, by always remembering and never neglecting, to take the time to be kind and good toward others, as well as, by sharing the love of Jesus with them and by remembering to give generously to those who are experiencing difficult and challenging times, and are therefore, in desperate straights, without the sufficient help that’s required to meet their needs, as they anxiously await to receive some relief?
And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. (Hebrews 13:16 NLT)
No matter how busy, hectic or trying life may get, we, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, should always remember and never neglect, to take the time to show kindness, with great generosity, towards others; sharing our life and substance with them freely, for these are the expressions of giving, with which, Papa God is most pleased! (Hebrews 13:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Do we ever get so caught up in our own lives, in the vicissitudes of life, with the varying ebbs and flow, that we either fail to remember or just outright neglect to honor and fulfill the sacred trust and duty given to us, by The LORD, to be genuinely kind and good towards others, to share Jesus with them and to make sure we offer our help and substance during their time of need? Or, do we make excuses, justifications or rationalizations for why we are not fulfilling our clearly delineated sacred trust and duty to others? Perhaps we’ve been wont to utilize some of these old and customary responses: “I just don’t feel lead!” “It’s not my calling or ministry!” “I don’t have that gift!” “I’m not qualified!” “I don’t have the resources!” “I’m fearful and frightened to do it!” “I’m unaware and don’t know anyone with those needs!” “I don’t live in that area!” “Let someone else do it!” “Isn’t someone else already doing it?” “I wouldn’t want to step on anyone’s toes!” “I don’t have anything to offer!” “Out of sight, out of mind!” So many excuses, justifications and rationalizations, these are just, but a smattering few. Everyone who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed has been called to fulfill and satisfy this sacred trust and duty, in some way or manner and in some degree! Something I’ve heard a very wise woman of Papa God say on numerous occasions, my wife, who heard some other wise woman of Papa God say is: “Stop making excuses and start making arrangements!” I’m not going to list all the different ways and opportunities that we are given, continually, to do good to others and to share Jesus with them and also to meet their needs, but, I will say this: Always remember, don’t ever forget or neglect, to be a veritable, satisfying blessing of refreshing to others, and in so doing, you will be pleasing to your Papa God! Blessing…
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