Friday, June 23, 2006

Gods Love and Power

God’s Love and Power

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not ; in all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.”  (Proverbs 3: 5)

Today I seek the following blessings:  to surrender completely to God’s wisdom and power with regard to the Enterprise; to submit like a little child to God’s loving providence.  Today I understand better what God’s providence for me means.  It means all my advantages , assets and liabilities.  As I grow in this understanding, I rejoice in God’s gentle arrangements for my life.

Some healing truths with regard to  God’s power and wisdom:
  • Romans 8: 28

  • Romans 8: 31

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1

  • Hebrews 13: 5

  • Deuteronomy 31: 3

  • Philippians 4: 11

  • Matthew 6: 33

  • Psalm 145: 17

  • Jeremiah 29: 11

“I have been through my initiation and I am ready for anything anywhere.”  (Philippians 4:  11-14).  I feel that I am going through my initiation.  At the end of it, hopefully like St. Paul , I will be ready for anything.  Ready for poverty or plenty; health or illness, job or no job, because I know that with Christ I can master anything.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Gods Loving Providence

God’s Loving Providence

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are not you more important than they?” (Matthew 6: 25 – 26)

What does God’s providence for me consist of?  God’s loving providence for me today consists in all my advantages, assets and liabilities.  They form God’s divine arrangements and the operating environment in which I live.  Some of these are:

  • Faith

  • Church

  • Casa

  • Family

  • Ministry

  • Books

  • Job

I am able to count about 13 distinct assets through which God’s saving justice is manifesting itself to me in the Enterprise.  All these assets constitute the spiritual and material environment of the Enterprise.  All these advantages influence my “conditioning” with regard to the Enterprise.  They work like the marketing mix elements.  For optimal performance, every element of the mix must be fully functional and  enabled.  

“God is merciful in all his acts and loving in all his deeds.”  (Psalm 145: 17)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

All Things Serve You

All Things Serve You

“Once there was a man who planted a vineyard, put a fence round it, dug a hole for the winepress, and built a watch tower.  Then he let out the vineyard to tenants and left home on a journey.”
(Mark 12:1)

“The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.”  The vineyard of the Lord is the Church.  The managers of the vineyard proved unworthy of their responsibility.  To add insult to injury, they molested and killed some of the messengers.

“The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all.  This was done by the Lord; what a wonderful sight it is!”

Man’s wickedness and foolishness can never cancel God’s purpose.  Even man’s anger, meanness, folly, disobedience serve God’s purpose.  Yes, I am so happy we serve a great and powerful God.  God is our stronghold and our fortress.

Lord, thank you for the message on the wisdom and power  of God.  Grant me a burning zeal for your kingdom.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Zeal for the Kingdom

Zeal for the Kingdom

“What right have you to do these things?  Who gave you this right?”  (Mark 11: 28)

The action that provoked this question was when  Jesus drove out those who bought and sold in the temple.  Why did Jesus take such a radical step?  “It is written in the scriptures that God said, ‘My temple will be called a house of prayer for the people of all nations?’  but you have turned it into a hideout for thieves!”  (Mark 11: 15 – 18)

I am reminded of the scripture:  “Zeal for your house has consumed me.”  Jesus acted out of zeal for the house of God.  

Am I consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God?  Am I prepared to act on behalf of the kingdom even if the action is risky?  Do I yearn t o see the kingdom of God established in men’s affairs and everywhere?  How much risk am I prepared to run today for the kingdom?

Lord Jesus, grant me a burning zeal for your kingdom.