“Labor Day 2014 – 101” …Blog.
Did You like the ‘Drawing’ I used for this Labor Day Blog…? I thought to add a little humor [Very Little]…! Many times we celebrate a Holiday, and do NOT even know the reason for IT…! Of course, when it is a Paid Holiday, “Who can Complain”…? Now, I can even hear in the background some “Housewife Saying”… “Yes but When do I get a Labor Day Holiday”…? …LOL! Many do NOT see their Employment as a Blessing from God! Try being Unemployed for Over a Year… and then You will be THANKFUL… for Any Job! I cried because I had No Shoes… ‘UNTIL’… I saw a Man with NO Feet…!
(1Thessaloinians 5:18) In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
*** (Proverbs 16:31) The gray head is a crown of glory, [ONLY] IF it is found in the way of righteousness.
*** (Job 5:6-to-9) For affliction does not come forth from the dust, nor does trouble spring up out of the ground;
(Job 5:7) but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
(Job 5:8) Truly, I would seek to God, and to God I would put my plea,
(Job 5:9) Who is doing great things, even beyond searching; marvelous things without number,
*** (Psalms 75:4-to-7) I said to the proud, Do not boast; and to the wicked, Do not lift up the horn;
(Psa 75:5) do not lift up your horn on high; nor speak with a stiff neck.
(Psa 75:6) For PROMOTION [Demotion also] comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
(Psa 75:7) But God is the judge; He puts Down one and sets Up another.
Labor Day: What it Means…? Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. [From USDOL]
Labor Day Legislation! Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. [From USDOL]
*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by grace you are saved through faith, and that NOT of yourselves, it is the gift of God,
(Eph 2:9) NOT of works, lest anyone should boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
*** (Titus 3:5) NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, [John 7:38-39 & Ephesians 1:13-14 & Romans 8:9]
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God; and keep His commandments. For this is the whole duty of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For God shall bring every work into judgment; with ‘every’ secret thing; ‘whether’ it is Good; or ‘whether’ Evil.
*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us [Genesis 1:26-27]? Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!
“What are the ‘Greater Works’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Micah 6:8) He has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do justice; and to love mercy; and to walk humbly ‘with’ your God?
When ONE is Truly Born Again… by the Holy Spirit of God… He has a “Plan” for our lives. These ‘Many’ are often thinking in an Earthly Mindset! What “Relationship, Good Job, Home, Vehicle, Etc.” does God have for Me…? Seldom do they THINK: of what “Responsibility” does GOD have for me to DO: for His Kingdom…? Often they may think in terms of “What Kind of Ministry”… does God have for Me? In reality, there is ONE and Only ONE Issue…! Whatever God has for You… OR: “Doesn’t have for You”: the ISSUE is still the SAME…! Can you guess what it is… before reading any further…? Simple Question: Are You a “Faithful Steward”… of the Grace which God has ENTRUSTED to… “You”…?
*** (1Corinthains 4:1-2) So let a man think of us as ministers of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
(1Cor 4:2) And the rest, it is sought among Stewards that one be found “FAITHFUL”.
*** (Philippians 2:13) For it is God Who works in you both to will; and to do of His good pleasure.
*** (Jeremiah 29:11-12-13) For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says the LORD Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
(Jer 29:12) Then you shall call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
(Jer 29:13) And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
*** (1Peter 1:7) so that the genuineness of your Faith; which is more valuable than gold that perishes when it is tested by fire; may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
“The Trial of your Faith – 101”…Blog
*** (1Corinthains 16:22) If anyone does Not love the Lord Jesus Christ; let him be accursed [Damned]. The Lord comes! [Again]
Do you Present an ‘UNBALANCED’ presentation of the GOSPEL...?
*** (Acts 20:27) For I did ‘Not’ keep back; from declaring to you; “ALL” the counsel of God.
*** (2Corinthains 4:16) That's why we are not discouraged. No, even if our outer man is wearing out, our inner man is being renewed: day by day. [John 15:1-2-3]
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
*** (1Samuel 3:21) And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of the LORD.
“Daily: Spiritual ‘Decisions’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will Not somehow be disqualified. [John 10:27-28-29]
*** (2Timothy 2:3-4-5) Join me in suffering like a good soldier = of Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 2:4) No one serving in the military = gets mixed up in civilian matters = for his aim is to please his commanding officer. [Christ Jesus]
(2Tim 2:5) Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize = unless he competes according to the Rules.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do ‘you’ call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and do ‘Not’ do - what I [Jesus] say?
“Is Christian ‘Obedience’… Optional? – 101”…Blog.
*** (2Timothy 2:15) Do your Best to present yourself to God as an Approved Worker, who has Nothing to be ashamed of, Handling the Word of Truth with Precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,
*** (Matthew 13:19) When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom; and does ‘Not’ understand it; then the wicked one [Satan] comes; and catches away that which was sown in his [her] heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.
IF You work a Secular Job… be it man or woman… You are held to certain performance standards. Often times I was promoted because I gave myself WHOLLY… to any task that was set before me. My mindset was: I am not Working for the “APS Company” BUT: for the LORD…! “Aptitude is “99%”… Attitude!” Natural Abilities flow out of a Heart that is “Right with God!” Remember He has placed us in that Position! Yes, even for the Stay Home MOM: who has “3-or-4”… small children at the same time! GOD may simply choose to leave us in… “Modest Means”… KNOWING: that HE cannot trust us with an ‘Abundance’…! About now, You will say to me… “What about Joe & Mary”…? That is NONE of your Business… its God’s business… Not Yours…!
*** (1Samuel 2:30) And the LORD Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. = But now Jehovah the LORD says, = Be it far from Me! = For those who honor Me [God] I will honor, = and those that think little of Me shall be lightly regarded.
*** (Colossians 3:23) And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and Not to men;
(Col 3:24) knowing that from the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance. For you serve the Lord Christ.
(Col 3:25) But he who does wrong shall receive justice for the wrong which he did, and there is no respect of persons.
*** (Romans 14:11-12) For it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God."
(Rom 14:12) So then each one of us will give Account: concerning himself: to God.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!