Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It gives you truth for life. His written Word, LOGOS – the cannon of Scripture is timeless. It’s as applicable today as it was four thousand years ago. But there’s another part of His Word – Rhema, that which He speaks in the present, by His Spirit into your spirit. And it always aligns with His written Word. The Holy Spirit is so timely – when God said the Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth, He was one hundred percent correct. And not only that. His timing is perfect. Has God ever told you something, and you just missed it. You missed why He told you that, because you were about to need it… The other day my daughter and a friend were helping me move something. I let her drive as we jumped into our old pickup truck, and before we left the parking lot, she pulled out the PiVAT Car Log with the PRISM Topics – Write It Down, and Give An Account. As we used the first fruits of the drive time for His Word – the meal you need most… I started reading the latter Topic – Give An Account – a number, narration, to enumerate, compute, explain yourself, tell the cause of… a detail of transactions. And read the verses... Hebrews 4:13 – Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight, everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Luke 16:2 - … give an account of your management… Romans 14:12 – So then, every one of us will have to give an account of himself to God. (Explain yourself, give the details.) Then the next verse. Matthew 12:36 – But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every useless word they have spoken. That gave pause to all of us in the car… We started talking about that verse. What is a useless word? Every word has use, either more or less. It has use for something, either good or bad. Useless is less use, and also, of no value. If it doesn’t build faith, if it feeds doubt or unbelief, or grumbling or complaining, or discontent rather than thanksgiving, it’s useless, not useful. Well, we arrived at our next destination and the work continued, and I missed it. Has that ever happened to you? The God of the Universe that keeps planets from colliding, the Sun from burning up the earth, nations from destroying each other, and the devil from destroying you… was trying to tell me something. He was whispering loudly, but I didn’t hear Him. Before the day ended, the challenge and some frustrations of the day – overcame my awareness to hear and obey. God tells us to take heed when He speaks, I didn’t. I didn’t realize, that was God talking to me in that moment that I needed it. The frustration of the day overflowed out of my mouth before I went to bed that night. I vented to my wife what was exasperating me, not remembering what God just told me. You will have to give account of every useless word. Not useful, complaining, which never builds anything least of all faith, or thanksgiving. And suddenly after the fact, it dawned on me. God was trying to warn me, “This is about to hit you…” Fools vent, not the wise. The wise hold their tongue. God had been trying to tell me in advance, “Pothole ahead,” but I was too dull to hear. Until it struck me after the opportunity to avoid it was lost. Disappointing and yet amazing. I should have chosen better, but God tried His best, I can’t blame Him for that one. He told me in advance, He always does, if I’m listening. Hope you won’t miss anything today. That your ears will be fully tuned to His still small voice, no matter what form it comes in. Know that His mercy and forgiveness is there for the asking, but it’s way better if you just listen and heed. Praise God, you can listen better next time… He’s gives Grace for it! See the PRISM Topic Packet – Your Words. Good stuff, it’s just a matter of life and death.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!