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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/29- “Living A Life Worthy Of Our High Calling!” (Ephesians 4:1-3)

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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: PDCP- 10/27/15- “The LORD Gives A Peace, That Overcomes The World!” (John 16:33)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/27/15- “The LORD Gives A Peace, That Overcomes The World!” (John 16:33)

Premise Question: When one chooses to receive and follow Jesus Christ as their personal LORD and Savior, thereby, becoming a full fledged member of The Company of The Redeemed, with all of its afforded incredible rights and privileges and its wonderful blessings and benefits; does that mean then, that one can assume and fully expect that they will avoid having to face or go through any difficult trial, trouble, tumult, tragedy or tribulation during their life here on this earth?

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

“I, The LORD, have been completely open and transparent with you, making you aware of some things that are hard to hear and accept, but I’ve done this purposely, for your comfort and assurance of having and being at perfect peace in Me. Although, you will definitely experience many trials, trouble, tribulation and distressful sorrow, while living in the world, I, The LORD GOD Almighty, personally encourage you to not allow any of that to rob and deprive you of your joy that I’ve given you. So, be brave, stay strong in The LORD, with the unalterable and completely immutable fact that, I, The LORD GOD Almighty, have utterly defeated the world, with an overcoming triumphal victory; therefore, that makes you an Overcomer, as well. (John 16:33 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The quick and absolutely true response to this premise question is: NO! But, that quick and abruptly succinct response doesn’t even begin to adequately nor properly convey the full ramifications of what surrounds this question nor does or can it truly depict the complete joy, the all surpassing peace and great comfort that comes to one, as a direct result of one choosing to give their life over to Christ! For every promise of The LORD GOD is faithful and true, being most reliable and trustworthy; and is therefore, absolutely and totally, forever dependable! So, when The LORD GOD, our Redeemer and wonderfully gracious and most merciful Savior, Jesus Christ, says that we most assuredly will experience trial, trouble, tumult, tragedy and tribulation while sojourning here upon this earth, but that we are take heart and are to be entirely alright and completely at peace about all of this, because He, The LORD GOD, has overcome the world and all of it, for our sakes! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/10/15- “The Hope Of Humankind, Jesus Christ, The Sovereign LORD Of All!” (Romans 15:13)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/10/15- “The Hope Of Humankind, Jesus Christ, The Sovereign LORD Of All!” (Romans 15:13)

Premise Question: Who is the true source of real joy and perfect peace, and what are we, The Company of The Redeemed specifically called, with expectation, to do with it?

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

May Papa God, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, who is the fountainhead of all comfort, strength and hope, fill you beyond capacity, even to overflowing, with His great rejoicing joy and His harmonious tranquil peace; as you place your complete believing faith and utter reliance upon Him, Jesus Christ, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty of all. In so doing, you, shall continually be a refreshing, effervescent flowing, fountain of life, filled with real hope, for all those who are full of anguish and despair, feeling dismayed and discouraged, rejected and dejected, desperately barren and brittle, dehydrated, drained and dry, without any prospects of real hope upon the horizon. This real hope, that fills you to overflowing, is The Blessed and only real Hope of humankind. And, it will never disappoint, falter nor fail, for it is fully endowed and supplied, by the overwhelming, more than sufficient power, of The Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: We, each and every member of The Company of The Redeemed, are all called to be filled completely, even to overflowing, with the releasing, refreshing joy and perfect peace of Papa God, who is the veritable fountainhead and true life giving source of real hope. Then, we are to carry this precious presence of the Blessed Hope of refreshing and renewing joy, that is within us, to a world that lacks hope and is desperately searching for relief, refreshing, renewal, with a sense of wanting to know why they are here, where and how they fit in, and what their reason and purpose for being here is. Let’s all become more aware and in tune, making sure that we are being filled to overflowing, each and every day, with the veritable presence of The Holy Spirit, The Blessed Hope, in our lives, so that we will become an effervescent fountain of life, that is flows out of our lives and into the world; touching the hurting, the helpless, the hopeless, the needy, the searching and the discouraged and dismayed, with the renewing and refreshing joy and perfect peace of Papa God, The only real Hope of humankind, The Blessed Hope, Jesus Christ, who is the true Fountain of Life! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/01/15- “Live At The Corner Of Peace And Holiness!” (Hebrews 12:14)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/01/15- “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 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, and we will accomplish this if we will 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 Pap 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 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: PDCP- 04/13/15- “Fruit That Far Surpasses Inspection!” (Galatians 5:22-23)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/13/15- “Fruit That Far Surpasses Inspection!”
(Galatians 5:22-23)

Premise Question: Who is responsible for, how does the process take place and for what purpose and reason why, should there be different kinds and amounts of useful, being spiritually beneficial, fruit, that ought to be produced, as a gold standard yielding righteous harvest, in and from each of our lives, as members of The Company of The Redeemed?

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭22-23‬ NLT)

But when The Holy Spirit is allowed full and free reign in the believing and practicing member of The Company of The Redeemed’s life, then, there will be an entirely different result of the kinds and amounts of fruit that’s produced in their redeemed lives. Because now, His all consuming and unfailing love will take center stage in their lives, as their hearts will be full of Papa God’s exuberant, full of glory and refreshing joy, His conciliatory and tranquil, harmonious peace, His ever steady and calmly composed patience, His benevolent kindness, His reliable trustworthiness and faithfulness to His Word, His meek and gentleness that He displays towards us, we will display towards others, and His restraint and perfect poise and control that He clearly exhibits in every situation, circumstance and on every occasion. There isn’t any rule or established law, that would ever hinder or prevent us from, with the help and enabling of Papa God’s Spirit, to be producers of this kind of fruit! (Galatians 5:22-23 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Who is responsible is: each one of us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, working in conjunction with The Holy Spirit. How the process takes place is: that we, with diligence, will allow The Holy Spirit to have full and free reign to plow up and plant deep every field and area in our lives with the righteous seeds that will bring forth a bountiful yield, each after its own kind. Why and for what purpose is: so that, a righteous harvest is produced in each one of us; one that is a veritable abundant harvest of every varietal and kind of every good fruit; and that, for the express and urgent purpose of meeting the desperate needs of those who would benefit greatly, by the growth, production and maturity thereof, of each believer. Which is, of course, a life-giving, being thoroughly nourishing and fully refreshing, as well as, completely satisfying, and having the desired result of everyone experiencing the wonderful and greatly needed blessing for all those who come in contact with and partake of the fruit being produced in the followers of Christ, so that they then, will have the ability to flourish and be completely renewed themselves. We really ought to be producing copious amounts of every kind of spiritually good and righteous fruit. There’s a great need in the world today, for The Company of The Redeemed to produce and exhibit, with liberality, this kind of good fruit, that not only will pass inspection, but surpasses it! And there isn’t any rule or law against it! For nothing prevents us, as members in good standing of The Company of The Redeemed, with full access to the enabling and comforting power and the encouraging presence of Papa God’s Spirit, from having the full capacity and capability of producing this kind of fruit, except, our own impertinent attitudes, personal behaviors and stubborn ways. Blessings…
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The Benefits Of Storms, In Our Lives: STRUGGLES, TRIALS, OBSTACLES, REJECTION, MISERY, SUFFERING (Psalm 23)

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The Benefits of STORMS in our lives:STRUGGLES, TRIALS, OBSTACLES, REJECTION, MISERY, SUFFERING! (Psalm 23)

Jonah 1: God uses a STORM, ( circumstances) to get Jonah to consider doing what He, God wanted him to do, in order to fulfill God’s will for his life! God hid Jonah in the belly of a fish for three days and three nights so that he could be all alone without any distractions or interruptions, to contemplate life and his decisions and choices…God, in a since, had a captive audience that finally was willing to listen and obey the voice of The Lord!

This story of the STORM in Jonah’s life, somewhat, reminds me of a STORM I once encountered way back in the mid 1970’s, if I am remembering correctly it was the summer of 1977. At the time, I was a youth pastor, children’s pastor, and had recently launched a concert ministry called, “Sonshine Concerts” and was working a full time summer job at Peterbilt motors, in Newark, CA. It was a whirlwind schedule with little time for anything but activities and work! Needless too say, I was neglecting my personal time with The Lord, and had replaced it with work and the work of the ministry! It should be quite obvious that staying busy, even if it is the work of The Lord, is not necessarily doing the will of The Lord! I believe, too many of us have substituted a true and real relationship with The Lord, with being busy for The Lord, even justifying our actions and behavior with the worn out excuse of “I just don’t have time to spend on my personal relationship, with The Lord, and besides, He’ll understand”. It is true that He does understand, but He doesn’t have to agree with you! If we don’t have the time to spend with The Lord in intimate personal fellowship, in developing a right and holy relationship,with Him, then we are too busy! It’s time to re-prioritize our life and schedule, making room and time for the manifest intimacy of a right relationship with The Lord, if not, then He might just do it for you! The Lord looks at the heart and if He sees that you have just gone haywire, but knows that you truly down deep want to do His Will, He loves you enough to make sure you will have an opportunity to do His will. He will utilize an event (STORM) situation or circumstance in order to get you alone so that He can convey His thoughts and will for your life, at that time, in order to get you on the right track and moving the right direction! This is what happened to me, with regards to being too busy, in the summer of 1977!

I was working in a grinding booth with two other young men. The booth was elevated five feet above the floor of the factory, with heavy plastic panels draped down all the way around it. The plastic panels were very dirty and covered with debris from all the material that was used to grind, as well as the wax that was used to help in keeping that which was being ground down, (metal steps, doors, brackets for the gas tanks, etc.) from getting too hot. My job was to work on a huge grinder with a very large sandpaper belt grinder. I usually did the steps and the brackets while the other two young men did the doors with smaller hand held grinders. There were times when we were inundated with work and then there were times when we would go for long stretches without any work, it was not ever steady work, and we were not allowed to leave the booth because at anytime there may be a piece that needed to be cleaned up and ground before it was needed back on the assembly line almost immediately. There was little toleration for stopping the line while they waited for a part from the grinding booth! So, to deal with the down time, my two young friends would devise games that they could play, while waiting for the next project to come into the booth. One of their favorites was “Home Run Derby” in the booth! They fashioned a bat from a piece of 2×4 and formed a ball out of the wax used to cool during the grinding process. It was during those times that I would go to a corner of the booth and stand on the edge looking out for any work that may be headed our way. Ok, so I was also the un-official lookout, as well! I don’t really know why on this particular occasion I had positioned myself where I did, but it was definitely not the safest place to be, as you’ll soon understand and realize why. First one to bat was the right handed batter. He struck out on three wax ball pitches. Next up was the left-hander. He did not strike out, but was hitting the wax ball all over the booth. I don’t know if his hands got sweaty or just tired, but he took an especially big swing and missed the wax ball completely, a swing and a miss! Just before he took that mighty swing, I had moved behind him to get a better vantage point to see if anyone was coming towards the booth. Someone was, so I turned to tell them and it was at that very moment that the bat came out of the lefty’s hands and smashed me, with full force of his mighty swing and a miss, directly on my mouth! “Whack!” I immediately was knocked out and fell backwards off of the platform on to the concrete floor five feet below! I was told later that my arms went down to my sides an I took a “Nestea ice tea plunge” into the concrete head first! The young men were stunned. They told me later, that when my head hit the floor it sounded like a watermelon splitting! What I experienced at that moment was the sense of falling back on to a huge cushion made of the softest down imaginable. I remember hearing the voice of the safety officer having a conversation with the company’s nurse. They were discussing my vitals. The safety officer was checking for a pulse and the nurse was checking my blood pressure . The safety officer said to the nurse, “I don’t have a pulse” the nurse said in response, “I only have one number for the blood pressure, it’s 20!” Then I heard, “we’re loosing him!” The very next thing I remember was being enveloped by overwhelming waves of joy and peace washing over me while completely surrounded and immersed in the most wonderful, incredibly beautiful light! It literally took my breath away, to the point of not being able to breathe. The light was so bright that it was difficult to see anything but the brilliance of the light surrounding me. It was then that my eyes began to focus and adjust to the light, that I was able to see my surroundings! I cannot describe adequately with words what I saw, but to say, that it was absolute serenity with the most beautiful colors I’ve ever seen anywhere or anytime here in this existence! I was standing in the midst of a field that was covered with a myriad of different kinds of plants and trees, all exemplified by beauty and grace. I began to realize and ponder…”Wow, I can’t believe it, this is it, I’m really going to be in the presence of The Lord, I’m shocked, I thought I had so much more time with so much more to do and experience. I still hadn’t had any children, was still pretty much a newlywed, with so much in life to look forward to, not to mention all the ministry I was involved in and one day hoped to accomplish and do!” As I was pondering, I heard and felt, at the same time, a voice penetrating my mind, heart, and every part of my being. It was strong, reassuring, comforting, soothing and quite pleasant, all at the same time. I understood it to be the very voice of The Lord. He conveyed to me that I had become too busy to hear His voice and therefore, He needed to get me all alone, without any distraction or hindrances, so that He could speak to me and I would listen. Listen, I did! During this encounter, I was never at anytime afraid or apprehensive. The Lord indeed did speak to me about things that would happen in my life and what He intended for me to do, with regards to ministry. I didn’t remember a lot of it, as I believe was His intention, but He did show me many faces of those who would be impacted by Him, because of the ministry He had called me to do. It was quite overwhelming and extremely exilerating and exciting! I do well remember though, The Lord giving me the opportunity to choose whether or not to stay with Him or go back! He really does give us free will in letting us determine our destiny! I also remember asking The Lord what He would want me to do, stay or go back? Without even hearing His response, I felt a strong sense and urge that I was to do His will, which was to go back and finish the work I had been given to do! As soon as I concurred with His will for my life, I was seemingly hovering above a crowd of people that were all focused and looking intently at something on the floor in the midst of them. I moved towards them and peered through the crowd to see what they were all gazing and murmuring about. What I saw, was myself lying on the floor looking very peaceful and serene, maybe taking a little snooze while on the job. It was an unreal experience, to say the least. My two young co-workers were having a frantic conversation about what they should do, they were distraught and stricken with fear! Then, I heard the lefty say these words; “I don’t know what we should or can do, but I know what Don would do!” Then I heard righty say, “what’s that!” Lefty…”He’d pray right now!” Righty…”we don’t know how to pray!” Lefty…”yes we do, remember, Don said praying to God was just like talking to someone when you are having a conversation!” Righty…”yeah, that’s right, let’s pray!” Righty and Lefty…”dear Lord please help Don and don’t let him die, amen!” As they said amen, I opened my eyes and looked up and saw both Righty and Lefty with there eyes closed and tears running down their faces. The safety officer shouted, “I’ve got a pulse!” The nurse exclaimed, “his blood pressure is returning to normal!” I declared my thanks to everyone for their help and looked at Righty and Lefty and thanked them for their prayer of faith! They both had astonished and happy expressions upon their faces, as well as, much relief! I went for a ride to the hospital in an ambulance, was thoroughly checked out with a battery of tests, then pronounced completely fit and good to go, except for the busted lip and loose teeth in my mouth. My head, which hit a concrete floor, from a five foot free-fall backwards, didn’t have a scratch, knot, or contusion of any kind! Now that was a miracle in it self! I really did fall on to a cushion of incredibly soft heavenly goose down!

I went back to work the next day with fat lips and loose teeth, which I had to have crowns put on, eventually. Righty and Lefty were never the same, after that and were more open than ever to the things of The Lord! I was able to share my story on a number of occasions with great results of people being encouraged and responding to The Lord in positive ways. I also re-prioritized my life and focused more on my personal relationship with The Lord, with less activity and more of Him. Oh, and by the way, there were a lot less games played after that, with a lot more talks about life and God.

I, to this day, thank God for His grace and mercy shown to me so many times and in so many ways in my life! Like Jonah, The Lord placed me alone, in a corner, in life, whereby, I too could hear His voice, listen, then obey His will for my life, at that time. His love truly endures forever!

Please don’t get too busy and not take the time needed and absolutely necessary to build and be in right relationship with The Lord! Make room for Him, in your life and don’t limit Him and what He wants to do in and with your life! Desire, above all else, to do His will!(Ps. 40:8) And remember, if STORMS come into your life, they may be sent from The Lord for your benefit and that, because He loves you and wants to have a personal intimate relationship with you!

Finally this; with obedience comes blessings and benefits, with disobedience comes curses and consequences! I know, I’ve experienced them both! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/29/15- “Living A Life Worthy Of Our Calling!” (Ephesians 4:1-3)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/29/15- “Living A Life Worthy Of Our Calling!” (Ephesians 4:1-3)

Premise Question: Is it possible, to fulfill Papa God’s calling on 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 call of Papa God upon my life, for this reason and at this very moment, 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 because of your great undying and unfailing love for 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 God, on our lives, should never be looked upon, as being a great career move, wonderful occupation, an exciting vocation, or desirable profession or great 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 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 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 or intention, to climb the proverbial “corporate ladder,” while serving and carrying out the calling of Papa God, in our lives! Blessings…
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