Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It is truth and life, and it gives the secrets of success. Praise God, He doesn’t play favorites. God’s Word says, He is no respecter of persons, not color or gender or geography. Even God’s chosen people – were chosen to bring the good news of Jesus – the Savior of the whole world. Before His throne one day will be those from every tribe, tongue and nation. He doesn’t play favorites, but He favors the obedient, and the intimate. Those who are intimate with God get favor, and favored. Those who are with Him more, get more of what He’s doing. Those apart from him miss out. If you’re with your Dad when He stops for ice cream, you get some, every time He gets some. If you’re off doing your own thing, you miss out on the ice cream. His favor starts with His presence. The more time you spend with Him, the more of Him you get… His thoughts, His plans, His wisdom, and His affection. His love for you is the same, whether you are near or far, but His favor increases the closer you get. Intimacy with God starts in His presence, and then requires obedience. You can not be intimate with God without obedience. Disobedience separates you, obedience draws you closer. What if you had God’s favor? Nothing between you so you are joined with Him in everything that is on His heart, and everything He is doing right now! If you’re available, He’ll use you! And the complete power of His ability secures your victory, and along with it comes all of the blessing that He longs to give you. That doesn’t mean you get ice cream for breakfast every morning, what kind of father does that? But He will favor you with His abundant goodness. Sometimes that good for you shines through trial, and struggle, and often a whole lot of hard work. Would your favor rest on a child who doesn’t work? Doesn’t obey? Or doesn’t believe what you say? God is a good, good Father, and He’s also a wonderful and merciful Savior. He’s getting ready to do amazing things right now. Those closest to Him will get to go with Him while He’s doing it. Praying that you will always position yourself close to Him, so His favor rests on you, and His power fills you, His peace remains, and His joy overflows through you to everyone around you. So they see the favor of God, and the love He has for them too!
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!