Monday, October 26, 2009

“Leanness – 101”…Blog.

“Leanness – 101”…Blog.

(Psalms 106:15) And He [God] gave them their request;= but = sent leanness into their soul.

The children of Israel…
were delivered from over ‘400-years’ of bondage in Egypt and delivered from their Slavery… by the Miracles of God. The “10-Plagues” brought upon Egypt… were from God to judge those heathen practices. You can read about it in the book of Exodus in the Bible. Part of God’s judgment on His Own People… was for their disobedience. Perhaps read Psalms 106:All and you can see an overview…!

Recently someone asked… me about a Bible verse that I posted with the comment, “Be careful what You ask God for…!” How about the “Lottery”…? How many times have you said… “Oh Lord, I would really like to win this…!” Do you know that… ‘Most’ that win… end up worse off than before? IF you… ‘Cannot’… successfully handle “30K-a-year”… how will you ‘do’ with “$30-Million”…? Asking and getting what you want… is Not Always… a Blessing… from God.

(Luke 16:10-11-12) He who = is faithful = in the least = is also = faithful in much. = And = he who = is unjust = in the least = is also = unjust in much.
(Luke 16:11) Therefore = if = you = have not been faithful = in the unrighteous mammon, = who will entrust = the true riches = to you?
(Luke 16:12) And = if = you = have not = been faithful = in that = which is another's, = who = shall give you = that which is your own?

Perhaps this is… the “ultimate” pattern of Faithfulness. Being a good steward of what you have to do at work, at home, or at play… is an indication… of your inner character. Many times I have wanted something and could not afford it. Not having what I wanted… when I wanted it… taught me “Patience!” I have a saying… “All Good Things… come to them that can… Wait on God!” Even my cancer… some 9-years ago… worked out for my good.

Do you have any… ‘Mad Money’… in your wallet or hiding place? You know… the kind you squirrel away for that… ‘rainy day’… or for that ‘special’ something for your… someone special. My greatest joy is in giving. What I own is not really my own… but what God entrusts me to handle. On my birthday my sister always gets me a lottery ticket, as I do not buy them. Each year I pray… God… do not let me shame Your Name… if I should win. “I Never Do”… but I always say, … “I guess I am ‘not able’ to handle that much money! …LOL! …LOL!

(Ephesians 5:17) Therefore = do not be = unwise [Stupid], = but = understand = what = the will of the Lord = is.

Many want the Lord’s Will… until they find out that it is… “No You Can’t Have what you asked for!” Many that now, or at least say… they Know Jesus… “Seldom ‘Read & Study’… His Word!” They will eat three or more meals a day and even snack on, even more. But they “Do Not”… open the Word of God, The Bible… to see what God… has said about a particular subject. Did you know that there is a… “Spiritual Principle”… to cover… every aspect of Life and Death?

(Luke 4:4) And = Jesus = answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written = that "man = shall not live = by bread alone, = but = by every = Word of God."

How about You…? Do you search for the… “Principle to Live By”… when you are confronted with a situation or a life changing decision. Many times we plan for a trip, a vacation or even a weekend getaway. And yet, do not even search ‘God’s Word’… to be prepared… for what will come or happen in our lives. We often see… ‘disasters and devastations’… caused by storms, earthquakes or other calamities. And yet if we are asked, by one of the survivors… “Why did this happen to me”… do we have an answer for them or even for… ‘Ourselves’…?

(Job 2:7-to-10) And Satan = went forth = from the presence = of Jehovah [God] = and = struck Job = with sore boils = from = the sole of his foot = to = the top of his head.
(Job 2:8) And = he [Job] = took a broken piece of pottery = to scrape himself with. = And = he sat down = among the ashes.
(Job 2:9) And = his wife = said to him, = Do you = still hold to your integrity? = Curse God = and = die!
(Job 2:10) But = he said = to her, = You = speak as one of the foolish ones speak. = What? = Shall we = receive good = at the hand of God, = and = shall we not = receive evil? = In all this = Job = did not sin = with his lips.

This man “JOB”… Lost all that he had, his five-sons and two-daughters. He also lost all his earthly possessions, all of it. And yet through all of this… “He – Job” – looked at it as… “All”… by the permission of the God, he served. Just how… would ‘You’ react… should all that, happen to you? Would you simply say… “Praise Jesus”… “OR”… would your response be… “Why Me… what did I do to… deserve this…?” See we have that mindset that we are…. “Owed”… wealth, happiness, good health and the everything ‘you’ just thought of.

(Philippians 1:29) For = to you = it is given = on behalf of Christ = not only = to believe = on Him, = but = also to suffer = for His sake,

(2Corinthans 1:2-3-4) Grace = be unto you, = and = peace = from = God our Father = and = from the Lord Jesus Christ.
(2Cor 1:3) Blessed be God, = even = the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, = the Father of mercies = and = the God of = all comfort,
(2Cor 1:4) He comforting us = in all our trouble, = so that we = may be able = to comfort those = who are = in every trouble, = through the comfort [Grace of God] = with which we ourselves = are comforted = by God.

So you don’t get… what you want… when you want it. Just perhaps God… knows that you are not ready? Many times I have others say to me… “You just don’t understand my situation!” And you know I probably don’t! But God does… and “HE”… will not allow His Real Children… to have more trouble… that they can handle. Could you handle… abundant blessings… the same way you handle… your trials & tribulations…? Remember… “Luke 16:10-11-12”… at the top of this blog?

Yesterday I saw this program…
on the discovery health program. Do you have… half a body… as this woman does…? Perhaps look at her situation and then tell me… how it is with ‘You?’ I know no one… that has it as tough as her, do you? This all has to do with, the Will of God. “His Will… Always Equals… His Word!” Nothing more… nothing less. But you know, I have been so single, so lonely and so “you know what”… that I cannot stand it.

(Luke 24:50-51) And = He [Jesus] = led them out = as far as Bethany. = And = lifting up His hands, = He blessed them.
(Luke 24:51) And = it happened = as = He blessed them, = He withdrew = from them = and = was carried up = into Heaven.

(Matthew 28:16-17) The eleven disciples = went into Galilee = to the hillside = to which = Jesus = had directed them.
(Matt 28:17) When = they saw Him, = they worshiped Him, = though = “some” = had doubts.

Though “some” had doubts…? Can you imagine that some… “Had Doubts?” They the eleven and others had seen the risen Christ = Messiah = and then…. “Doubted?” Do you ever doubt God’s Love and Care for you…? Do you wonder why ‘you’ have to wait so long… for ‘what’ you are waiting…? God does not give us what we want… when we want it. It may ‘not’ be good for us, now or even forever. How many have been in… “Bad Relationships”… only to find out that… He or She… was the wrong person…?

Did You make that… purchase… first. without asking ‘GOD’…? You know some are even getting smarter… knowing that… “Less is More!” Did you think of your pleasure… before that of others? Who are you here for… Yourself? How about God… and what He would have You to do for Him? “Me, Me, Me”… is often, the driving force of our national thinking. That is ‘What’ has gotten, our nation, into so much trouble and debt…!

(2Corinthains 4:16-17-18) For = this cause = we do not faint; = but though = our outward man = perishes, = yet = the inward man = is being renewed = day by day.
(2Cor 4:17) For the lightness = of our present affliction = works out for us = a far more excellent = eternal weight of glory,
(2Cor 4:18) we = not considering the things = which are seen, = but = the things = which are not seen; = for = the things which are seen = are not lasting, = but = the things which are = not seen = are everlasting.

“The Word of God”… ‘Equals’… “The Will of God”…! Do you even ‘dare’ ask God… for something He has forbidden in His Word…? How about giving GOD… thanks for what You now have… and… Not for what You… don’t Have…?

(1Thessalonians 5:18) In everything = give thanks, = for this is = the will of God = in Christ Jesus = concerning you.

Thank you for Your EAR! Roger //Email//

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