Love you all, praying for you!
God is still teaching me things. Praise God. This sounds a little funny, but it was a huge lesson for me. God showed me something this morning that changed my life. Something that I had never done before, but I will do from now on. What? I said it will sound a little funny. But this morning while I was shaving God showed me a better way to shave. Someone might wonder why this even merits mentioning, but it reminded me that God cares about our patterns, our habits, our disciplines. Even shaving or getting dressed, you probably do the same thing every day, I have - for years! For God to show me a different and better way to do something, that saves time and increases effectiveness – isn’t that just like God. Praise God – we are not too old to learn anything new. And, if we are willing to change – God will add wisdom, knowledge, and practical help to our everyday life! Nothing is too little for Him. He knows the number of hairs on your head! And they change hourly! He cares about the little things - about you! He cares about your habits – because your habits are the disciplines that make you. If He cares about shaving, or getting dressed in the morning – how much more will He show you how to walk in faith, in patience, in victory, in hope, in love, and in His success for you. Praying that you will know this great love that He has for you, and His care for you - even in the smallest things. When you love somebody – you care about everything about them. That’s the love that God has for you!
God told me something this morning. Opportunity Knocks. Yesterday’s Daily Huddle was “Look to Listen” – He has worthy things to say – look to listen – to His Word, to the Holy Spirit, to other people – seek Godly counsel, and from unexpected sources. Every day - we can look to listen – the wise add to their learning. But this morning God reminded me of several other opportunities. Several things we should “look to…” Ephesians 5:15-16 - Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. This was the first verse God showed me when told me to do PiVAT before dinner every day. This is why God first showed me the importance of PiVAT – to obey with time. So I can truly present my body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which is my reasonable act of worship – Romans 12:1. Part of making the most of every opportunity is looking for them. Just living your life in the awareness that God has things for you, to impact the needs around you, yours and others.’
God showed me five things you should Look To! #1) Look to Listen – To the Holy Spirit, The Word of God, Others, and unexpected sources. If you look to listen – you will be practicing humility – taking the the low place, considering others more important than yourself, and what they have to say, more important than what you have to say. Humility, taking the low place – so God can exalt you in due time. Look to listen. #2) Look to Praise! David said – seven times a day I will praise you for your righteous laws (your righteous judgments, your right decisions in my life). God inhabit the praise of His people. A man after God’s own heart – will praise. Look to praise – and you will shape your heart like David, - to be a man or woman after God’s own heart. #3) Look to Encourage – God says Heb 3:13 – Exhort one another daily. Hebrews 10:24 - And let us consider how to provoke one another to love (obedience) and good deeds. If you get a chance – go back and review the Daily Huddle – Double Down – by helping others discover their testimony it will encourage them to keep obeying – that’s where God's blessing can flow into their life. Look to encourage others to the obedience that brings God’s favor on their life – to walk in all the good that God has for them! Your Daily Call is a built in opportunity to do this! #4) Look to Overlook – Every thing that happens, every time someone says something that is a slight against you, rude or inconsiderate, intentional or unintentional – Look to Overlook it! Look for opportunities to think the best, not the worst. Proverbs 19:11 - A man’s wisdom gives him patience, it is to his honor to overlook an offense. When you look to overlook, rather than take offense, it will prove wisdom in you. And finally #5) Look to Serve – whether holding a door open for someone – maybe a young mom with small children, or helping an old lady with her groceries, or return their cart at the grocery store. If it’s something bigger like helping someone move, or cutting their lawn – ask God for His perfect will and timing. Be sure you are obeying what God told you to do today, don’t let good things distract you from what God told you to do today - but as you are walking in his plans for you today - Look for opportunities to serve and ask God, He will reveal these opportunities to you.
Praying that you will make the most of every opportunity by first looking for them – this is walking in humility, this is demonstrating the love of Jesus – it takes your focus off of you, and puts it on God, and others. Praying that you will Look To Listen, Look to Praise, Look to Encourage, Look to Overlook, and Look to Serve, that humility will be the hallmark of your life, just like it was for Jesus. Praying that you will know His will for you today, His plans for you - and that you will be fully joyful in doing them! He has good for you today! and He wants to show His goodness to others through you!
Love you all,
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