Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It takes discernment. Have you ever read something that God said, that the revilers of His Word jump and point to inconsistency! That’s a contradiction! No, it just requires discernment, a little bit of wisdom. It’s a deeper level, it requires wisdom, knowledge and understanding, beyond a simple-minded jump to conclusion. Sometimes you have to think about it. But have you noticed – there are two distinctly different “Think about its?” There’s a huge difference between thinking to find, and thinking to find an excuse. There’s a huge difference between a seeking heart – like the Bereans, and a doubting heart – the perverse – that God despises. One thinks about it – to seek it out completely, the other thinks about it because they don’t really want to do it, they don’t accept it as truth, with joy, pre-disposed to obey it, like David. They think about it to try to rationalize it away and justify in their mind – not doing it. Which 'think about it' are you? The Bereans searched the Scriptures daily, to see if what Paul said was really true. God says these were of noble mind. The perverse turn it over in their mind until they go back to the contrary. God hates a perverse heart, but He commended the Bereans. David said – I have inclined my heart to do your will. Anytime David thought about it – it was to meditate on the wonder and magnificence of the LORD and the unsearchable-ness of His ways. He had already made up his mind to do whatever God said – no matter what. It’s that “Michael Jackson” forward lean – but one that goes past the point of no return, where there’s no pulling back you are going to fall forward, gravity takes over – you incline your heart to do God’s will – like David. Praying that when you think about it – it’s always to meditate on God’s truth, to get a little deeper into the vastness of the knowledge of God, to discover greater depths of his love for you and His wisdom for you. Praying that you’ll never think about it because of doubt and unbelief. Two kinds of people. Those inclined to do God’s will – who reap eternal blessing, and those disinclined to do God’s will, who reap temporal pleasure at best, but eternal loss. Praying that your thinking will be Holy and Godly, that your thinking will result in wisdom, not folly, in turning to, not turning from - the eternal truths of the living God. Is your thinker broke? Do you think to excuse, instead of pursue? You need a lobotomy. A transformed mind. God says transform your mind by His Word. Just Do PRISM, especially M:Meditate on the Word. Soak in a Topic, or Packet… Even s.o.a.p. out each verse and see what God will reveal further for you. He promised, if you will seek, you will find Him, if you seek truth by going to the source, you’ll find it. That applies to truth, and it applies to an excuse (if you seek one to find one you will). But if you seek His truth, you will surely find it, along with all the blessing that comes with it. God’s Ways always have reward with them. Man’s way always sucks, no exception. Only pleasure for a season, but it’s a vapor, it doesn’t last for long. God’s Ways increase blessing and favor for eternity. Praying that you will think wisely. That your ‘think about it’ will always draw you closer to Him – the way, the truth and the life.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!