Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It tells you what brings success, and what brings failure. It gives wisdom for the hearer. Those who seek it, find it. As long as they are not mockers. Then they will seek, but not find it. What is a mocker? One who disdains wisdom. How do you disdain wisdom? You don’t do it when you hear it. You knew it but didn’t do it… you didn’t value it enough to do it, so you begin to look for other wisdom that you would prefer – the wisdom of the world, not the wisdom of God. That’s why obedience is so important. With wisdom, it’s use it or lose it. If you don’t do it, you’ll soon not recognize it – familiarity breeds contempt. You’ve heard that already, you’re wanting to hear something different. There are two different wisdoms, the wisdom from God, and the wisdom from this world. One is, the other isn’t. One of the best pieces of counsel in Scripture. Steady plodding brings prosperity, hasty speculation brings poverty. Proverbs 21:5 – The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. What is hasty speculation? Any decision you make without diligence. Diligence to seek God for His plan, Diligence to fully count the cost – taking the time to fully understand the cost and resources needed. When Nehemiah was downcast in the Kings presence, (a fatal error in most cases) The King asked why, and Nehemiah shared his heart for the city of Jerusalem, whose walls lie in ruins. And the King asked What do you need?” and “When will you be back?” Nehemiah was ready, He listed out all the supplies He needed, even armed guards, and letters of approval from the King. And he told Him when He would return to Babylon, to the King’s service. He was diligent with God in the planning, and God moved the king to grant his request. Praying that you will have God’s heart for you in this season of your life, that you will know what God is telling you, that you will be diligent in planning and effort, and that you will diligently seek God’s plan, and count the cost. Abraham faced the fact that his body was as good as dead, yet He believed God. Counting the cost – doesn’t make things impossible. Counting the cost just lets you see how impossible it is. God will either say, that’s not what I want for you right now, or He will do the impossible. Diligence in counting the cost will save you from error, or it will reveal just how big of a miracle it will be. Praying that you will be diligent in the steady plodding, that you will count the cost, (your Options Tab in your 4C’s Tool will help!) and praying most of all – that you will put your trust in God, for His perfect will, in His perfect time. He’s the Maker of Heaven and Earth, the God of all wisdom, and the God of the impossible.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!