SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/04/15- “Papa God Pleasers Or People Pleasers, We Must Choose!” (Galatians 1:10 NLT)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/04/15- “Papa God Pleasers Or People Pleasers, We Must Choose!” (Galatians 1:10 NLT)
Premise Question: Why does or would someone, who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, Papa God’s very own, chosen and cherished, precious and dearly beloved people, ever choose to be a “people pleaser” over or rather than a “Papa God pleaser?”
“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.”
(Galatians 1:10 NLT)
If you even think for one minute, that I’m the least bit interested in winning the approval and acceptance of fickle humankind, in any way shape or form, or that I will ever make a feigned attempt to have it appear to be so, through the appeasement and accommodation of people, then you are sadly, as well as, gravely mistaken. Because the only one I want or need to please and thereby, gain His seal of approval, is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! When we endeavor to make it our ambition, our intent, focus or goal in life, to be acceptable and pleasing to people, first off, that’s always an endeavor that’s doomed for failure from the start; but most importantly, we lose sight of our divine purpose and goal for this life. And then, we also lose our bearings, unction and credibility of what it means and what it is to be a humble, faithful and honorable servant of The Most High Papa God. We must make a choice, as faithful servants of The LORD; for we are either going to be “people pleasers” or “Papa God pleasers;” we can’t be both, it’s one or the other, so choose this day, who you are going to please! (Galatians 1:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Why does, or would a person, who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, ever choose to please people over choosing to please Papa God? This is a glaring and quite obvious question to be asked and answered; given the magnitude of the vast differences, along with the extremely divergent resulting repercussions, that will take place in a person’s life, when choosing to be a “people pleaser,” over and above, or rather than, choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser.” There are a myriad of reasons, justifications, mitigating circumstances or situations, that may be given or in fact, may be used to answer why someone may succumb or choose to please people rather than Papa God. Peer pressure, greed, pride, seeking the acceptance and approval of others, wanting to be loved and embraced by others, having a desire to be one of or part of the crowd, the feeling or need to be appreciated and adored, or to want the adulation, applause, recognition and praise of others, (fame) to fill up the void and lack of self-worth that is embedded deep within a person’s heart or psyche, or it may even be out of being fearful of others and what or how they may think or perceive you.
It is not my intent, nor is it my true desire to downplay, denigrate, insinuate, or in anywise minimize the huge challenges and struggles that may confront a person, as they are on their own particular path and sojourn in this life, whether it be imagined or real! All of our hearts, our thoughts and compassion, our prayers and understanding support should, in great measure, go out to those who are living their lives in such a quandary and tumultuous plight; for all or any one of us, either has or will, at some point in our own particular and unique sojourn, perhaps, experience the same challenges and struggles. So we ought not to be so quick to make snap evaluations, conclusions or judgements. Remember the old saying—”until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, you may want to hold onto your final conclusion or judgement!” Better yet, if we have walked in their shoes, then perhaps, we should be the very first person to be an encouraging blessing of refreshing, comfort, peace and understanding. For when all is said and done, and our time here in this life is over, no matter what the reason why was, it will definitely not ever be to our benefit, useful, or worth it, to choose be a “people pleaser” over choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser;” but rather, it will most certainly be to our everlasting, never ending, eternal detriment! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/14/15- “The Word Of The LORD Remains Forever!” (1 Peter 1:24-25)
Premise Question: Because our existence living life here upon this earth, as humankind, can be characterized as being temporal, and in fact, is likened and compared to being a flower that’s growing in a field of grass, which grows up, blossoms and blooms, and then, eventually withers, fades away and ultimately dies; it should therefore, be incumbent upon each one of us, to become more keenly aware of what our own duration, longevity and mortality might be, and therefore, we must ask ourselves what kind of bloom and fragrance our flower is producing, how long will it last and what kind of residue is it leaving for others to see and smell, after we’re gone?
As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you. (1 Peter 1:24-25 NLT)
For just as Papa God’s Holy Word perfectly describes it, all of a humankind’s existence can be likened to a flower growing in a field of grass; which has jointed stems, sheathing leaves and seed-like grains. In like manner, we humans have jointed limbs, sheathing skin and have the ability to reproduce, having offspring. But in all of our miraculous glory, our exquisite beauty and distinct honor, we, like the grass and the flowers of the field, which break forth, grow up, then blossom and bloom, only to begin to lose their luster, as they begin to fade and ultimately die; shall also, as humans, begin to lose our youthful vigor, as we start to shrivel and fade, eventually decay, falling back into the earth, from wince we came. But, the infallible, immutable, all powerful Word of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, shall never shrink, shrivel or fade, nor shall it ever depreciate, diminish or decay; for it shall forever remain, ever sustained, as the only truly ordained, reigning supreme, enduring authentic Word of The LORD! And this Word, which is The Good News Gospel of Jesus Christ, is the very same Word that has been, is being, and shall continue to be, what was shared with you, through the preaching and proclamation of said Word! (1Peter 1:24, 25 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Everything on this earth is temporal, it has a predetermined shelf-life, some things longer than others. But, the one constant, and thing that always remains, never changes and stays the same; is The Authentic Holy Word of The LORD! For it shall never, in any wise, wither, diminish or fade away! It shall always remain forever and ever! It was given for the benefit of the whole of humankind, and is therefore, the Good News that all of humankind needs to see and hear, accept as truth and then receive and follow, living it out in their everyday lives, by growing and maturing, blossoming and blooming, producing a beautiful fragrance that will draw others to The LORD and then leave a residue of legacy, a bowl of potpourri, for others to see and smell, to be encouraged and inspired and then have opportunity to personally experience. No one can really know the longevity or duration of one’s life here on this earth, but, we can accept that we are mortals and therefore, should, with that in view, do all that we can, with the enabling of The LORD and the empowering of The Holy Spirit, to live a life that is pleasing to Papa God, one that produces a wonderful fragrance of worship that rises into the heavens and leaves a residue of legacy for others to follow, here on this earth. Blessings…
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