Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It says things you wouldn’t expect. Isaiah 53:6 – All we like sheep have gone astray we have turned, every one, to his own way, and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. It’s interesting. When we think of sin, we often think of it as doing something bad, something that we know we shouldn’t do, something that violates our conscience. But sin is really falling short of the mark. Whether deliberately, or unintentionally, or insufficiently… And the number one thing, or perhaps the overall thing… that falls short…is doing your own thing, instead of God’s thing. Going your own way, instead of God’s way for you. Setting your own plans, instead of checking in with Him for His plans for you. Why wouldn’t you? They’re awesome, and for your good! One reason I’m so thankful for PiVAT before dinner. It’s always a reminder that His way is better than mine. It reminds me to finish strong today, and not leave one thing undone that He told me to do. And it habitually has me writing the testimony of what He did today, and what He revealed. He’ll reveal even more if you’ll spend just a little time, or a little more, in PRISM in His Word. The best time to do PiVAT is before dinner. So you are ready for tomorrow before it begins – already obeying the moment your feet hit the floor. But if it’s mid-morning or even mid-afternoon, and you didn’t do PiVAT before dinner – it’s not too late! You’ll find the more you do it, when you don’t – it becomes obvious… you feel like you’re leaving for work undressed, or still in your slippers. No matter what time it is, it’s not too late to get his plans for you for today. Remember the servants that were hired at the last hour. God always blesses obedience. Just do it now. Same with PiVAT Weekly. The best time is Sunday afternoon, but if it’s Monday, Tuesday, or Friday… It’s not too late. Just ask Him now. Why do PiVAT Weekly? If nothing else – to be reminded of the Testimony of the LORD in your life this past week. If you speak it, you will overcome the enemy. Every time you give your testimony you get stronger! PiVAT before dinner and PiVAT Weekly remind you of your testimony that you – those things which God is always doing to protect you and save you and bless you – that we sometimes forget, or take for granted. We don’t even see them because we are thinking of other things, and we don’t take the time to write them down. PiVAT helps you. PiVAT Weekly is best done on Sunday afternoon for the coming week. But if you didn’t do it, just do it right now, it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is. Even if it’s already Thursday or Friday. At the very least it will remind you of the testimony that God gave you to overcome with! And at least it will remind you that your plans for this week, or lack of plan, is very different than what God’s plans are for you. He can’t wait to tell you. If you don’t know what He has planned, how can you walk in it, you’re just stumbling around in yours… His plans are for your good! What if you had a treasure map to buried treasure for your child – but they never paid attention to it? They know it’s there, but never bother to read it so they can follow it. PiVAT is like that treasure map, and it leads you to way more just gold. God has things for you this week that are awesome, that will change your life, and add to your character – that will prepare you for what is coming in the weeks and months ahead. It’s how you fulfill the purpose He created you for! Get His plans and you’ll fulfill the purpose He has for you this week! Today! Even this hour! Obey what He told you to do, not only will you avoid the sin that’s trying to entice you, (you’ll be too busy obeying) but every choice of obedience to His plans for you – will bring you one step forward in His blessing! Praying that you will do PIVAT Weekly for this week. Share your testimony of what He did for you last week, ask a few obeyers to do a 4 week PiVAT Small Group – so that together you can all walk each day in the plans He has for you. They are so good! He can’t wait to take you to new places. It will prepare you for what He has in the future for you! He can’t bring you there, until you are ready. Obedience gets you ready. Success always comes with His plans for you, and joy always comes with it!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!