Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you of tests that will come, and the purpose of them – to grow you in victory. The thing with tests, they rarely come announced, more of a pop quiz, they sneak up on you, you don’t really get a chance to prepare, your life is your preparation. Your habits prepare you. Humble, Obedient, and Diligent. The best test preparation. The other day I had just finished cutting the grass, edging all the sidewalks, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, I’d been going since 6:30 am and it was 1:00. I finally pushed the big mower into the garage, put all the tools away, gloves etc… And I walked out to check the mail, and do a ‘final glance.’ Remember, Your final glance, is their first impression. – and you don’t get a second chance at a first impression. That one paper, or leaf in your yard – after all the work you’ve done. No way. Finish. As I went out to the mailbox, I immediately looked twice, and I had missed a strip of grass. You’ve gotta be kidding me, I’ve gotta pull the mower all the way back out, get it started, cut the strip, then put it away – again, then I have to get the blower, and blow of the sidewalk – again. Maybe I’ll just catch it next time. Will anyone really notice? Yes, but that’s not the point, you will notice, and God will notice. God said whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. That’s not doing anything, that’s talking about what God told you to do. Like Jesus, only did what His Heavenly Father told them. And He finished. If God told you, do it with all your heart… finish. It doesn’t matter if you’re tired or exhausted… Finish. With all your heart… If you have any heart left, finish. That’s what Jesus did. His last words… It is finished. God has called you to finish. But we’re talking about a strip of grass, not bringing Salvation to the world. “Faithful in little, and you’ll be faithful in much.” If you left everything for tomorrow that could be done tomorrow, tomorrow would be so full of today’s assignments, that you would never know the wonderful things God had planned for you – for tomorrow. Finish. This is a test, this is only a test. What other tests might come up today? First make sure it’s what God told you to do. If He didn’t, it doesn’t matter, you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place! He didn’t tell you. All you accomplish in Tarsus is meaningless, God told you Nineveh. But if it’s what God told you, do it with all your heart, finish. It’s the excellence of Christ. It’s what He did, only what His Father told Him, and He did it completely, with excellence. It’s the Spirit of Christ, it’s what you’re called to! And Jesus goes with you! Praying that you’ll finish today. Every thing that He set before you.
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!