Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It is a template, the plumb line by which you can test every quote ever uttered. Someone once said. “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” There may be some truth to that. But the moral of the story is not to stand for something. Be careful where you stand, what you stand for, and who’s standing with you. Taking a stand is not the goal, you might take your stand on something you fell for. That’s why God’s Word is so very important. PRISM – those five things you can do in God’s Word every day – is stand-proof. The more you know God’s Word, the more you know His heart, and the more you know His will. It’s how you know truth, and it’s what makes deception sound funny, and smell bad. If you consume His Word like the “mission-critical to your success” thing that it really is, you will discern between what’s true, and what sounds true. What’s right and what seems right. Praying that you will know God’s Word, so you know truth, so you know His heart, and His love, and His purpose for you, and His purpose in the earth. It gives you a confidence that shifting sand can’t produce. You know Who wins, and you know that what’s right wins in the end. And God alone defines what is right. First who God is. He’s Jehovah, not anyone else. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He is Jesus Christ, the LORD of all, the One on whom all of History rests. He is the One True God. The One who will return with the angels of heaven, riding on a white horse, with a robe dipped in blood. For those who are not born again by His Spirit, this seems like a fairy tale, or science fiction, but for those who can see by the Spirit of God, the things of the Spirit, and the promises of God, it is a sure hope. It helps you love others with the love He loves you with. The love He has given you. It gives you faith, and hope, and joy, it’s how you know purpose, and it’s how you can truly enjoy the life that He gives and sustains – your every breath. Praying that you will Know His Word, so you stand for truth, so you stand where He stands, so you have the grace to stand. That’s power and favor to both know the truth, and do it! So you can stand on it, and stand with those who know and believe it. Praying that you will absolutely choose to spend time in His Word. Some days are busy. Set time aside, that He directs, and do it when it’s time. When you have free time, or down time, no matter how little. Come back for more. In some things, “seconds” are not beneficial. One piece of chocolate cake is enough, second’s aren’t helpful. But when it comes to His Word – ‘seconds’ are as good as the first, and sometimes even better. You get what you never would have received, had you not come back for more. There is low hanging fruit, and there is fruit up in the tree. It’s worth the climb. Praying that your love for God’s Word will grow, because your PRISM habit grows. It’s so important. It’s truth and life. Its instruction that guarantees your success. It’s warning that avoids disaster, and its insight that enriches your life beyond what you could imagine. It’s a guaranteed investment that never lacks a return, and it pays dividends for eternity. Praying that you will come back to PRISM every chance you get, that you will speak His Word out loud. That you will declare what it says, and that you will do it. Praying that you will do PRISM in the atmosphere of worship, that you will ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the deep things of God. He surely will, just what you need, at just the right time. Praying that when it comes to God’s Word – you will learn to love it… more than anything else.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!