The Perfect Conditions
Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word – it challenges your opinions, beliefs and expectations. Has God ever told you to do something? What Has God told you to do? Are you doing it? What’s stopping you? What are you waiting for? Some people wait for the perfect conditions before they do what God told them. That’s why they haven’t done it yet. “I would call that person if I had my own cell phone, or a nicer one.” I would write that person a letter of encouragement if I just had my own stationary. I would fill out that application if I just had my own computer.” In Jerusalem persecution arose in the church. God had already told them to go into all the world and preach the good news and then teach them how to be obeyers… And they were planning on doing it, as soon as they saved enough money to buy that RV… And persecution arose, so everybody had to leave or be thrown into prison. They left - not in the RV, but with the shirts on their back. And as they went, they shared the gospel – everywhere they went. So what has God called you to do? Are you doing it? What’s stopping you? Can you use someone else’s phone to call? Can you just use a piece of paper, instead of your own personal stationary? Could you just tithe on the dollar you earned? You could… God might have things to teach you through the “less than ideal.” When you aren’t an expert yet in sharing your faith – you can share your testimony, you can help them discover theirs. Just praise God on their behalf, for what He did for them, that they might not have even noticed, and they will learn what their testimony sounds like, it will resonate with them. Some people think they just have to ‘make do’ in their present circumstance. No, this is the circumstance God brought you to! He does nothing without purpose. God doesn’t want you to make do! He wants you to become a new you! A better you. What if things never got better? What if you never make six figures in a year? You can still tithe, and give and save. Just do what God told you to do. You don’t need a prayer closet to start praying. Susanna Wesley – the revival preacher’s mother with nineteen children (if there was anyone who had an excuse not to pray – it would be her.) She raised her apron up over her head, and every child learned, “Don’t bother Mommy, she’s praying.” Praying that you won’t wait for the perfect conditions – to do what God called you to do. You become through the imperfect. It’s the less than ideal, that strengthens your resolve, and your perseverance. It’s where you learn faithfulness. What did God tell you to do? What’s stopping you from doing it? Well I would tithe, if I just made enough money… No you wouldn’t, if you don’t tithe off of 10 dollars, you won’t tithe off of a million. Well I would get a job if I had a car, or my own car, or a nicer car. I would do a Daily Call with someone – if I was a little better at this PiVAT and PRISM stuff… No, that’s how you get better! On a Daily Call, iron sharpening iron, overcoming daily with your testimony. So what has God called you to do? Are you waiting on God, when He's waiting on you? Praying that you won’t wait for what God told you to do. Just do it. You don’t need that RV to go on a missions trip – the mission is right where you are. What you are waiting for, might be waiting on you - to just obey in this season. To just be content in this season, so God can prepare you to bear fruit in the next one. Praying that you’ll obey now, that you’ll do what He told you - now. If you do it now, you’ll do it then. Praying that I’ll see you - with your apron over your head… and if you remember, please pray for me 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!