What And Did
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It calls you to account. There are two things very different. Ideas and Actions. What you think, and what you do. Ideas, maybe even revelation, dreams, plans… those are all thoughts – figments of your imagination if you will. But actions – those are different. Those are things moved from your mind into your hands and feet. Actions are things taken from the realm of thought to the realm of reality. Has God ever told you or prompted you to do something? Did you? What are you waiting for? God often tells us to do something. It might be just a prompting, or a dream He puts inside you. Some people, God speaks to them on occasion. He loves you, He has plans for you, and He puts things in your heart, mind and spirit to do. Other people, know and understand Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. They understand that God knows the plans, but they don’t, so they have developed the life habit of seeking Him for His plans. PiVAT before dinner – the most important thing in your life. Get God’s plans for you. It’s a regularly scheduled conversation, the proof of the priority you place on that relationship, an intimacy habit with the One who loves you, who created you for a purpose. And this is how you can know so you can do, what that purpose is from God – for today and your life. Whatever God tells you is “the what.” But the real questions is “the did.” Did you do it? What did God tell you to do? It starts with today. Did you do it? Did God tell you to do something a week ago, or a month ago? If the habit of “God telling and you not doing” creeps in. It’s very hard to make progress, it could even keep you from your purpose and destiny. Eventually God will stop telling you to do, until you do it. What did God tell you to do that you haven’t done? Maybe it’s a habit. Maybe it’s PiVAT before dinner, or a Daily Call, so you can overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony. Or get up earlier so you can spend some time with Him in His Word. PRISM time – those five things you can do in God’s Word every day to transform your mind, so you think like Christ, and obey like Him! Maybe it’s to prepare for something God has in your future, or make a change. Maybe it’s acquire a new skill, or change a relationship or relationships of not likeminded people, or things that are leading you away from God and what He has for you, not closer to Him. God told the Israelites to cross the Jordan and enter the land promised to Abraham and His descendants, but they listened to the other spies, not Caleb and Joshua and they didn’t do it. Then when God told them, what lack of faith and disobedience would now result in (a forty year wild goose chase), then they decided to do it. They tried to cross over by themselves and got their butts kicked. They didn’t do what God told them, then they tried to do what God told them not to, and of course it didn’t work. If you don’t go with God, you certainly cannot go against Him. God told Jonah to go to Ninevah, but He had other plans in Tarsus. God told the Israelites to utterly destroy the peoples of the land. Because God was mean and unfair? No, because God told Abraham, not now, you’ll get this promised land four hundred years from now – the sin of this land has not yet reached it’s full measure. God said destroy them, or they will intermarry with you and your children and they will deceive you into following their gods, and their evil practices, and you will be vomited out of this land, just like they were. But the Israelites didn’t do what God told them, and suffered the same fate. It was 1948 before they were re-established as a nation. So of those two very different words: thoughts and actions, how many things did God tell you, that are still thoughts and not actions? Elijah asked the Israelites, how long will you flip-flop between two opinions. If God is God obey Him, and if baal, then follow him. But the Israelites remained silent. Praying that you will know for sure what God told you to do. That anything He has prompted you to do, you will confirm it, ask Him when, and then do it, no matter what. Praying that you will just start with your PiVAT for today. What did God tell you to do, in what hour? Praying that you will do it completely, and not let any sleep come to your eyes until you do it. So the what will always be the did – every day of your life.
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!