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You, Giant - Me, Grasshopper... NOT!!! I am NOT the One!!! Numbers 13

You, Giant- Me, Grasshopper... NOT!!! I am NOT the One!!! Numbers 13:30-33 #bloggingontheGO Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW.... http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/559048 GREETINGS!!! BlogFam, Do you know how it feels to be the "lone ranger?" I am not referring to the cowboy on the western that used to come on when I was a kid. I am referring to anytime in your life when you had to stand alone, a moment when you were the only one who was willing to speak up about something you believed. Have you ever been the lone ranger? The ONLY man, woman, boy, or girl who was NOT going there or NOT doing that. The ONLY individual who dared to go against the grain not because you were trying to be a rebel but simply because you felt like what you did or said was just the right thing to do or say. If this is not your testimony, perhaps you know of others who will go and do and think and say what nobody else dares to attempt. Are you acquainted with anyone who seems to be the ONLY one who does not follow the crowd or go with the flow of the majority? Have you ever met a "lone ranger?" I can think of several lone rangers in my life. And for better or for worse they have made the choice to take a stand even if they had to stand all by themselves. I have even been the "lone ranger" a countless number of times in my own life. Obviously, some moments were more significant than others and I admit that some of those "lone ranger" moments were wise and others, foolish nevertheless I know how it feels to go and do and think and speak up all by myself. BlogFam, I am sure you know this already but will you please allow me to remind you that YES there will be times along your Christian journey when you MUST take the "lone ranger" position? There will be times when your faith in God will demand that you go and do and think and speak all by yourself. There will be moments when you will feel like you are the only one living right, being holy. Do not be surprised when you are the only one excited about prayer and fasting, praise and worship, service and communion, Bible study and fellowship. Friends, when you are truly walking with God, believing God's word, stepping into God's promise, you must know that the "lone ranger" experience will come and YES, it is true, the LORD will never leave you nor forsake you BUT people, saints and ain'ts, friends and foe, family and strangers will. People will leave you, forsake you, turn their back on you, and talk about you. However, YOU just keep standing! In this life, there will be times when your majority equals YOU PLUS GOD and while that might feel lonely or strange or weird, since God is with you EVERYTHING will be alright! You will see and they will see that when you take a stand for God, by faith, - especially when you stand alone- GOD will take a stand for you. In Numbers 13, Caleb took a stand alone. Caleb was the "lone ranger." God had instructed Moses to send spies to preview their Promised Land. Moses sent 12 men, one representative from each of the tribes of the children of Israel. They went and they saw the same land but for some reason they came back with conflicting reports. Have you ever been a witness to anything like this? The group went to the same place, saw the same sights, heard the same things but there is a different recollection of the same event. This happens all the time. This happens because people do not always walk into situations with the same perspective from the beginning. When the spies went to preview the land that God had promised to them, every man did not go their believing that they were more than conquerors with God and that with God ALL things are possible....especially the fulfilling of God's promise to them regarding the land. So, when these men return to Moses and the people with a conflicting report it is no surprise. All of the spies witness the same things but because they did so from a different perspective about the power of God, the majority of the spies were intimidated by what they saw and the "lone ranger," Caleb is inspired by what he has seen. Numbers 13:30-33 NIV Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it." BUT the (MAJORITY of the) men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are." And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them." AGAIN.... Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it." I can only imagine the voice of Caleb in the midst of this feisty group. Now, this is not in the Bible, but I bet those other spies and tribes roasted him good over dinner that night. That fool is crazy if he think we 'bout to go up in their and drive them folks out of their own land! Caleb is nuts! He talking 'bout lets go! Lets go get killed is what he is really saying! I know he had to see those big giants that we saw... giant men and glamazon women! Ooooo weeeee! Not me! And not this tribe! We ain't going over there! That's foolishness! Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it." How is it that Caleb could go see and hear everything that his fellow spies did and come back with such a different report!?!? Well, its simple. Caleb BELIEVED the report of the Lord! And the Lord God had already said that He was giving the land to them. Friends, whose report do YOU believe? I know what it looks like and I know what you have heard. But whose report do YOU believe? I know everybody else is thinking and saying one thing and you are thinking and saying another. But whose report do YOU believe? I know that they think you are absolutely and certifiably crazy..... and you are not so sure about your mental state either. But whose report do YOU believe? Caleb believed the report of the Lord God. So when he saw the giants and everything else that the other spies saw, his mind was already made up to move forward into the land that the Lord GOD had given to all of them. Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it." Caleb says..... I am NOT the one who will reject the promise of God. I am NOT the one who will deny the power of God. I am NOT the one who will ignore the presence of God in our lives and on our side. I am NOT the one who will stand with the majority of spies and tribes in fear and self-defeating talk. I am NOT the one who sees myself as a grasshopper and them as giants especially when God has spoken victory in our lives in advance! I am NOT the one! Caleb was the "lone ranger." He took a stand against the fear of the majority and stood alone by faith! Caleb believed the report of the Lord God and in Numbers 14, God rewarded Caleb (& also Joshua) for doing so. Of all the spies who went to preview the Promised Land, only TWO actually took possession of it. The others died in the wilderness. BlogFam, whose report do YOU believe? And are you willing to be the "lone ranger" knowing that there will be times when ONLY God is on your side? GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO! Blessings, Delesslyn FOLLOW on Twitter @AudraSunshine and @SpiritedConcept SUBSCRIBE to get regular blog emailed updates and LISTEN to Kids Korner ONLINE every Sunday evening 4:15C/5:15E at www.wigoam.com P.S. - Moving forward, my NEW writing goal will be 3-5 days per week, most likely not to include Sundays! So SUBSCRIBE so you do not miss any posts and SHARE the blog with somebody else!!!

Don't FORFEIT God's Promise To YOU!!!

Don't FORFEIT God's Promise To YOU!!! Numbers 13-14 #bloggingontheGO Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW... http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/556366 GREETINGS!!! BlogFam, Have you ever heard, spoken, or sung the phrase... WHAT GOD HAS FOR ME IS FOR ME? I admit it. YES I have heard, spoken AND sang this very phrase. It is encouraging and uplifting and inspiring to KNOW, to REST ASSURED, to have the CONFIDENCE that the promises of God upon your life will come to pass. We like knowing that the promises of God are YES and AMEN! We rejoice that the Word of the Lord will NOT return void. We celebrate that God is NOT a man that He could, should, or would lie. Soooo the phrase... WHAT GOD HAS FOR ME IS FOR ME just seems to fit in with the Scripture references I just made. This phrase just seems like a valid inference from Scripture. And up until a certain point on my journey I would have completely agreed with you BUT today, - and BlogFam, you know how I do, I'm just keeping it real - today, I KNOW that the phrase is a truth for your life IF you have the FAITH to embrace the promise in spite of what might be a perceived threat against whatever the promise is. Let me explain. WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU IS FOR YOU but not if you walk in FEAR, or DISOBEDIENCE, or REBELLION and if you lack the FAITH necessary to live into the promise of God in your life. In other words, YOU can FORFEIT the promises of God in your life. Now I know you do not want to hear this. I know you are relying on God's YES and AMEN. But your heart must be in agreement with the promises of God for them to come to fruition in your life! YES God's grace and mercy can seemingly override your hesitation to fully embrace the promises of God in your life. But PLEASE BE CLEAR... THIS IS GODS PREROGATIVE! For the truth of the matter is this... your promise is eligible for reassignment. I know you do not want to hear this BlogFam, but I want to be the one to lovingly tell you to get yourself together! Better yet... get your heart RIGHT with God so that the phrase we so commonly hear, speak, and even sing will indeed be truth for you because it is possible that WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU WILL BE REASSIGNED IF YOUR FAITH IS OVERCOME BY YOUR OWN FEARS, DISOBEDIENCE, AND REBELLION!!! Now lets look to the WORD... Numbers 13:1-3, 27-28, 31-33 NIV The Lord said to Moses, "Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders." So at the Lord 's command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites. OK. In these verses, God clearly tells Moses... I want you to send some men to survey the land I am going to give to the children of Israel. I want them to have a sneak preview of this new place. I want to give you all a glimpse of what shall be. I have promised this land to all of you. I am giving it to all to you. Go see it for yourself. So the men went who were assigned to go and upon their return.... They gave Moses this account: "We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. BUT the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there. The men went to check out their PROMISED land and they come back with a report of a mixed bag. ALL of the spies, except Caleb, express their FEAR of what they have seen. This is their PROMISED LAND. God has already said THIS is what I have for you. God is giving them this land... But the men who had gone up with Caleb said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are." And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them." This report planted seeds of fear in the hearts of the people. In the next chapter, the people grumble and complain and refuse to go forward because they were scared! What God HAD for them was indeed for them UNTIL they refused to believe that Gods promise was still true in spite of how intimidating, strong, or scary the people in their new land looked. As a result of their FEAR, WHAT GOD HAD FOR THEM WAS REASSIGNED!!! The text says that Moses interceded on behalf of the people in order to hold back Gods anger at the people for their disbelief, fear, rebellion, and disobedience... in essence, for their LACK OF FAITH to possess the Promised Land that God had already given to them. Numbers 14:20-24 NIV The Lord replied to Moses prayer, "I have forgiven them, as you asked. Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth, NOT ONE of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times— NOT ONE of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors. NO ONE who has treated me with contempt will ever see it. But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it. AND THEN GOD CLEARLY REASSIGNS THE PROMISED LAND to the next generation... Numbers 14: 28-32 NIV So tell them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord , I will do to you the very thing I heard you say: In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected. But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness. BlogFam, on today I pray that whatever you know and believe that GOD has for you.... I pray that you would embrace that promise by faith. I pray that you would possess your promise by faith. I pray that you would silence your haters and those who would doubt Gods promise upon your life by testifying of the goodness of the Lord to make the promise to you and who will also see to it that it is YES and AMEN in your life according to your faith. I pray that moving forward, what GOD has for YOU will be for YOU and that YOU will not forfeit the promise of GOD upon your life because of your lack of faith. I pray that your promise will NOT be reassigned to your next generation leaving you in the wilderness to die with promises unrealized because YOU did not believe God. Keep the FAITH BlogFam! And TRUST that, according to YOUR FAITH, what God has for YOU is for YOU!!! GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO! Blessings, Delesslyn FOLLOW on Twitter @AudraSunshine and @SpiritedConcept SUBSCRIBE to get regular blog emailed updates and LISTEN to Kids Korner ONLINE every Sunday evening 4:15C/5:15E at www.wigoam.com P.S. - Moving forward, my NEW writing goal will be 3-5 days per week, most likely not to include Sundays! So SUBSCRIBE so you do not miss any posts and SHARE the blog with somebody else!!!

85 and a half.... WON'T DO!!! Joshua 14

85 and a Half.... WON'T DO!!! #bloggingontheGO Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW... http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/553938 GREETINGS!!! BlogFam, Have you ever heard the song: Lord, I'm running, trying to make a hundred, 99 and a half won't do! Lord, I'm running, trying to make a hundred, 99 and a half won't do! Lord, I'm running, trying to make a hundred, 99 and a half won't do! Now those are the main lyrics to this little praise chorus. Growing up, I heard this song in the foot stomping, hand clapping, old school, Mother's Board rendition.... and I also heard the more contemporary, robe swinging, choir choreographed mix as sung by Hezekiah Walker and no matter which version you might prefer, the lyrics mean exactly what they say. Lord, I'm running, trying to make A HUNDRED, 99 and a half won't do!!! There is nothing mysterious about this statement. BUT when these lyrics are sang or spoken, most importantly, when these lyrics are LIVED out as the personal conviction of saints, there is no denying that individual's commitment to a life filled with God. Have you ever met anyone whose life was so filled with God that you had no doubt that their desire was to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus? Do you know anyone who lives their life in such a way that you have no doubt that they strive to give GOD 100% in their lifestyle of prayer and worship? Can you think of one person whose life is clearly an example of one who lets their light so shine that men and women may see their good works and give God the glory? Friends, I hate to say this but there are so many saints who are simply satisfied with just being saved, safe, and satisfactory when it comes to their faith and convictions about things of faith. Its kind of like a student who just wants to get through a class with a passing grade and a passing grade could be a "C." That "C" is good enough because they pass the class and they do move on but that's it. The effort and energy it takes to earn an "A" is just too much for that student to expend. And oftentimes it is not that the student could not get an "A" out of the class, but because the student has resolved in their mind and committed themselves to LESS THAN their very best in that class, they are ok with getting an average or possibly even below average grade as long as they just pass the class. Well, let's take this one step further because the truth is that there are men and women who are content with simply getting by with an average or below average life in Christ!!! There are Christians who would be proud to get a mark of less than 100% when it comes to the way they live their lives as Christians!!! There are saved, safe, and satisfied saints who would be just fine with a "C" on their holiness report card instead of expending the energy and effort it would take to earn an "A." And BlogFam my question to you today is this: Are you the kind of believer who gives 100% at all times or are you OK with giving 90% or less, just enough to stay in good grace but not much more than that? You are either on one side or the other. There really is no in between - either you give God your very best or you don't! Period. In our Scripture for today, I am challenged to reevaluate the intensity of my own commitment to faith and service in the Kingdom of God. I will be honest with you. I know something about doing just enough to pass a class and being completely OK with less than an "A" as long as I got out of the class and did not have to repeat it. And today I admit and repent that there have been moments in my life when I have been OK with just being an average Christian... saved, safe, and satisfied. But today, I don't want to be an average Christian. I don't want to barely make it to heaven. I don't want to ever be OK with a 90% or anything less than my best for the one who has given me the very best FREE gift of salvation. I want my testimony to be like the song... Lord, I'm running, trying to make a hundred, 99 and a half just will NOT do! In Numbers 13, God told Moses to send spies, one representative from each of the the tribes of the children of Israel, to go search out the land. These men went to the land that the Lord God had already promised them and were impressed and intimidated by what they saw. All the spies, except Caleb, came back to Moses and the people with a report of defeat, an evil report that ignored the promise of the Lord God. Caleb was the one spy who gave the minority report that stood on the promise of God to them. Numbers 13:30 KJV And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the report from the majority of the spies put fear in the hearts of the people. Then in Numbers 14, Joshua speaks up with Caleb, and they try to convince the people to believe the word of the Lord but the people would not hear it and even threatened to stone Joshua and Caleb for even thinking and speaking these words... Numbers 14:8-9 KJV If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. But in the end, FEAR WON and they played it safe, dissatisfied that Caleb's or Joshua's 100% belief in the Word of the Lord God would put them in danger. They did NOT possess the land on that day....or even the next week or month or year but FORTY YEARS later, Caleb speaks again. He is now 85 years old and 100% in his belief in the Word of the Lord spoken over 40 years ago. Joshua 14:10-13 KJV And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the Lord said. And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance." BlogFam, he was 85 years old and he still wanted to give 100% to the Lord and receive 100% from the Lord. He had waited over 40 years to come into the fullness of God's promise to the children of Israel. After all of this time, he was NOT going to be satisfied with giving or receiving LESS THAN 100%!!! Caleb's testimony... Lord, I'm running, trying to make a hundred, at age 85 , less than that won't do!!! Friends, your age does not matter. The question to all of us is this: Are you the kind of believer who gives 100% at all times or are you OK with giving 90% or less, just enough to stay in good grace but not much more than that? Where does YOUR commitment fall? BlogFam, on today, I pray that you would reevaluate your personal commitment and conviction to the word, the will, and the ways of God. I pray that you would never be satisfied with giving God less than your very best. I pray that your testimony would be.... Lord, I'm running, trying to make a hundred, 99 and a half in anything I do or say in every area of my life just WON'T DO!!! GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO! Blessings, Delesslyn FOLLOW on Twitter @AudraSunshine and @SpiritedConcept SUBSCRIBE to get regular blog emailed updates and LISTEN to Kids Korner ONLINE every Sunday evening 4:15C/5:15E at www.wigoam.com P.S. - Moving forward, my NEW writing goal will be 3-5 days per week, most likely not to include Sundays! So SUBSCRIBE so you do not miss any posts and SHARE the blog with somebody else!!!

Today is a Brand NEW Day!!! My Birthday Reflection

Today is a Brand NEW Day: My Birthday Reflection #bloggingontheGO Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW... http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/550526 Revelation 21:1-5 GREETINGS!!! BlogFam, On yesterday, August 10th, I celebrated another birthday! And I do not know how you feel about your birthdays but to me, and I expect to my immediate family, my birthday is a National holiday which I anticipate will be remembered and honored accordingly! Some of you may not make a big deal about your date of birth and some of you could care less if anyone, family or friends, would tell you Happy Birthday, but that is NOT my testimony! Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to celebrate the date I was born. Ever since I was a little girl, my parents have made it a big deal that my birth, and the birth of my siblings thereafter, was a blessing to them. I grew up having birthday parties and receiving gifts and their joy about my life has greatly influenced the joy I have about my own life and gratefulness for the day I was born. And this year was no different. OK. So I did not have a party with invited guests, party hats, balloons, or loads of gifts or cards. I actually took full advantage of technology and appreciated every well wish I received via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram AND I bought my own gifts. I had a web party with loads of Birthday songs of all kinds and everybody connected to me online was invited. I also received phone calls and texts from many who are near and dear to my heart. Furthermore, a new friend organized and treated me to dinner with two other new sister friends. I had a GREAT day! I told a few friends and I posted on Facebook as well as tweeted that I truly believe that God knows how much I love to celebrate this day and He made it so very sweet for me on yesterday! While I was at dinner with a few new friends, one sista asked me.... So, Delesslyn, what do you want to do differently this year? What do you want to do that is new? Very interesting questions at this juncture in my life and I quickly answered them. As many of you know from previous posts, I have gone through a few major transitions since my last birthday so I welcomed her questions. I said.... EVERYTHING in my life is already different. EVERYTHING IS NEW! This is my truth in this season. BlogFam, every year that I celebrate the date of my birth is significant and so very special to me but this year is different because everything is so new. I am in a new state, new city, new address, new job, new friends, new opportunities... EVERYTHING IS NEW! We do not get very many moments like this in our lives. It is a rare gift to be in a position when the Lord makes ALL things new in your life here on earth. We may get new things here and there. We may have new opportunities here and there. We might meet new people here and there but to have EVERYTHING in your life to be brand new at once is rare in this life and I can truly say that I am tremendously blessed for having such a testimony.... and just around my birthday! :-) Friends, in the Book of The Revelation, John has a vision of a time in the future of the universe and all of creation, heaven and earth, when ALL things will be made NEW... Revelation 21:1-5 NIV Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." BlogFam, YES these words are trustworthy and true, God IS making everything new!!! And though we cannot yet see what shall be, our GOD who transcends all time past, present, and future, has already completed that which we have yet to see and experience as NEW. In this life, we toil with all those things seen and unseen that would make us tire of the same old things. In this life, we live our lives looking for something new, something different, something better than this...whatever your this is and today we are reminded and encouraged by the truth that GOD'S WORDS ARE TRUSTWORTHY AND TRUE.... GOD IS MAKING ALL THINGS NEW!!! And I just happen to believe that we do not have to wait until heaven to begin to see and experience divine newness in our lives. As the old or the former things pass away in your life as you know it, please know that this must happen so that you may always walk in the newness of God's light and love. My sisters and brothers do not be alarmed or afraid when anyone or anything in your life is no more. This is the only way that we can begin to see and experience what it means to live in the now of GOD. To live in the now of GOD means that there will be some thing's in our lives that must come to an end. Everything and everyone will NOT be a carryover from the last season. Such is life in the NOW OF GOD!!! In this life, GOD is able to make all things new and different and now. This is where I am. This is where we are. This is where GOD will always be....new and different and now. And unless and until you surrender your vision of what you think new looks like, the former will be your now and that which our GOD desires for you to pass through and come to an end in your life will be suspended in your present until such time you allow the Alpha and Omega to be your beginning AND your end in this life. God has heaven covered and set and in order. Heaven already is..... BUT our God, in the process of making all things new... now... wants us to embrace that which seems so far removed from us in time and space...now. And as we release our hold onto people, places, and things that are destined to be former people, places, and things in our lives, we become privileged recipients of what God has already made new....right now!!! So, LET GO!!! LET GOD!!! And walk in the prophetic now of what already is in God. For what GOD is making new, already is...now. Embrace it!!! Celebrate it!!! Walk in it!!! And live the amazing and abundant life you were created to live but very few actually see and experience because they refuse to accept God's word as trustworthy and true for them and because they refuse to let the former people, places, and things remain in their rightful position as passed away. GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO!!! Blessings, Delesslyn FOLLOW on Twitter @AudraSunshine or @Spiritedconcept SUBSCRIBE to get regular blog emailed updates and LISTEN to Kids Korner ONLINE every Sunday evening 4:15C/5:15E at www.wigoam.com P.S. - Moving forward, my NEW writing goal will be 3-5 days per week, most likely not to include Sundays! So SUBSCRIBE so you do not miss any posts and SHARE the blog with somebody else!!!

Good Deeds to the MAX!!!

GOOD DEEDS To the MAX!!! #bloggingontheGO Luke 10:33 NIV But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him... GREETINGS!!! BlogFam, on yesterday I finished reading a book entitled, ALL BECAUSE OF CALVARY: THE NAOMI D. M. SELLARS STORY. This book is an autobiographical testimony of Missionary Naomi's ministry in Africa. Her ministry in Africa was over a thirty year time span during which she would spend 3-4 years there and come home on furlough for about one year before going back. She heard the call of God to serve when she was 22 and dedicated her life in obedience to that call. As I read the book, I laughed. I cried. I prayed. I wondered. Her testimony is so inspiring, not only to those who feel called to missions abroad, but to ANYONE who loves the Lord and desires to totally surrender their life to serving God in ANY way in obedience to the will of God for their life. Missionary Naomi is/was a GOOD Samaritan. Her life of surrender and service in the Kingdom of God is illustrative of the passion we all should have about our relationship with God and all that we do and say because of CALVARY!!! Friends, basically, what I want to convey is that the mercy of the Samaritan who is called GOOD is not so far fetched. There are men and women who are seeing the needs of others who have been left out or looked over or passed by or put out everyday AND everyday men and women are stopping to meet the needs of those they see. The question is this... Are YOU one of them? Are you one of the servants of the Most High, such as Missionary Naomi or the Good Samaritan, who sees a need and goes out of their way to meet that need as you are able? Are you willing to be a neighbor and to love your neighbor as you love yourself? Luke 10:30, 33-35 NIV "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.... A Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'" BlogFam, I pray that you would strive to live a life full of good deeds to the MAX!!! There will be people who will try to block you and criticize you and convince you that it does not take all of that! But when YOU begin to think about the maximum good deed Jesus did in dying for our sins... none of us can ever do too much! YOU can never love, give, serve, sacrifice too much for the sake of the Kingdom of God because when you think about God's goodness toward you, you realize that there is still MORE you can DO!!! Soooo GO DO GOOD not for the rewards of doing so but simply because doing GOOD is the RIGHT thing to do and doing GOOD is what LOVE demands... AND doing GOOD is what God has already done for YOU!!! GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO!!! Blessings, Delesslyn FOLLOW @AudraSunshine or @Spiritedconcepts
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