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: 01/29- “Living A Life Worthy Of Our High Calling!” (Ephesians 4:1-3)
Premise Question: Is it possible to fulfill Papa God’s calling upon our lives, by living and serving The LORD honorably and faithfully, and in the process, to achieve worthwhile success and the favor of The LORD, without the presence of His Godly characteristics, values and qualities of humility, gentleness, meekness, being forbearing, tolerant and long suffering with others, as well as, showing consideration towards them, with a constant effort, on our part, of striving and aiming for harmony and tranquility?
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3 NLT)
I Paul, am presently being held captive, as a prisoner, because of the ministry and high calling of Papa God upon my life. It is therefore, for this reason and at this very moment, that I urgently plead with you to live your life in such a way, that it will be seen and recognized by Papa God, as being honorable and worthy of the high calling He has placed upon your life. I exhort you to always show deferential respect towards others, being amiable, agreeable, gentle and kind. Also, choose to be calm and composed, ever forbearing and tolerant with others, as you make it a common practice of overlooking the faults in others. And, in all of this, do it because of your great undying and unfailing love for Papa God and others. Finally, with due diligence and effort, earnestly strive to keep a perpetual state of harmonious tranquil comfort and peace amongst you. (Ephesians 4:1-3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In a word, NOPE! For without the presence of Godly characteristics, qualities and values, in our lives, it is entirely impossible to live, in such a way, manner or fashion, that would be counted worthy and recognized favorably, by The LORD, as achieving success in fulfilling the high calling that He has placed placed upon each one of us, in this life. (Ephesians 2:10) The calling of Papa God, on our lives, should never be looked upon, as being a great career move, wonderful occupation, an exciting vocation, or desirable profession or a great and wonderful job to pursue. But, should always be approached with great gravity and should never be entered into lightly, as it must be accepted, as being from The LORD, with humility and gratitude, and as being your life’s work, your mission and ultimate pursuit and ambition in and for this life. The calling of The LORD comes with a personal TAG from Him, that with His help, we are to develop and grow up into, by fully maturing. The TAG is: Talents, Abilities and Gifts, conferred upon us, by Him, that enables and empowers us to accomplish all that our calling may entail. One more thing, it should never be our aim, ambition or intention, to climb the proverbial “corporate ladder,” while serving and carrying out the high calling that Papa God has placed upon our lives! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/26/15- “Pure Love Is—Pure Love Is Not!”
(1 Corinthians 13:4-5)
Premise Question: Does authentic pure love really exist, or is it just some high ideal and lofty concept, an unrealistic hope, that is far removed from anyone ever being able to actually experience it in a real and meaningful way?
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NLT)
There is nothing in this world that is more patient, having the greatest capacity for being long-suffering, persistent, persevering, enduring hardship, pain, forbearing and forgiving, at all times, than Papa God’s pure love. There is not another love that is more propitious, obliging, considerate, indulgent, showing benevolent kindness at every turn to everyone on all occasions and in every situation and circumstance. Pure love never allows feelings of discontent, resentfulness or covetousness to turn into jealous envy, influencing love’s thoughts and behavior towards others. Pure love refuses to ever exaggerate, by boasting about itself in a braggadocios manner, nor will it ever exhibit a haughty spirit of vain pride. Pure love does not treat others with disdain or contempt, by shamefully and disgracefully dishonoring them in an inappropriate or rude way. Pure love does not pursue self-gratification, nor does it selfishly only look after its own interests to the exclusion of all others. Pure love is not cantankerous or irritable, having a “short fuse” that quickly explodes into fits of malicious anger and rage. And furthermore, pure love never, ever, without any exception, equivocation, mitigating circumstances or justification, shall ever keep track, for any reason, of a record of wrongs done. (1 Corinthians 13:4-5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Authentic pure love really does exist! Pure authentic love is real! Pure love can and should be seen, exhibited and put on display, for all to see, everyday of our lives. Pure love can truly be experienced personally, as a couple, a family, a group of friends, a crowd, a community, a people group and even by all people groups, reaching and extending throughout the entire world. Pure love is not just some high ideal or lofty concept that we put high upon a pedestal, far beyond anyone being able to reach or attain! Pure love is truly what we should all be aiming for and aspiring to attain personally, and to fully experience, on all levels, in every area of our life; and, as much as it is up to us, with all people everywhere. When authentic pure love is seen, experienced and fully expressed, there’s not anything that is impossible, for all things are absolutely possible whenever and wherever pure love is present! This particular Scripture is a wonderful and great way to evaluate and test whether or not Papa God’s authentic pure love is operating in our own lives, the lives around us and in those that are in the rest of the world. Take the authentic pure love checkup today, right now, for it’s always going to initially begin with each of us, on an individual and personal basis, of truly experiencing Papa God’s authentic pure love. Blessings…
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Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you. (Proverbs 20:22 NIV)
Refuse to react, by declaring with malicious intent, what you will do to others who’ve hurt, wounded, injured, caused you trouble, pain and or injustice; rather, choose to respond to them, by waiting patiently with a calm assurance, knowing that The Lord Himself will come to your aid, your rescue and defense, by repaying in full those who’ve come against you, thorough and complete, for no one can repay and settle a score better than The Lord God Almighty! (Proverbs 20:22 PDCP)