Mission Impossible

wanted the perfect church

“Every Sunday many are on a ‘Mission Impossible’ in search of the perfect church. All I can say is, if you find it, don’t join it, for then it will no longer be perfect! The church is made up of imperfect people, sin- ners forgiven by the grace of God. Yet many of us continue on this ‘merry go round’ of church hopping, in search of the kind of worship we like, the teaching we need, the fellowship we want etc. and all the time it is really all about where He wants us to be”.

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Chasing After Honor or Does it Follow You?

 

photo 3Dear Father,

Forgive me for the times that the flesh has sought for honor, depriving the spirit of honor that only comes from you! Teach me and mold me, I pray!

Dear Child,

When your heart motivation is truly just to please Me, who sees all things, you will receive a reward and honor. 

You will have the reward of contentment knowing you can commit all things to My faithful hands. The stress and sweat of trying to prove oneself to others will be overcome by My peace that passes understanding.

You will be able to love and accept others because you will not be in competition with others!

Yes, you are running a race, but you will be running to please Me, not to prove anything to others.

Your life is hid in the cross!

The source of your life is hid beneath the soil of your heart and in your spiritual root structure, which is developed in secret times with Me, which no man sees. 

                                                     Thus saith Papa

Matt. 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 

When we minister only to be seen and approved by men, the word tells us we already have our reward, but that temporal reward comes at the expense of an eternal reward which we would receive if we minister only for our Audience of One.

John 21:21-22  Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him,If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

In the above scripture Peter questions Jesus about the calling of John. Jesus’ reply helps me understand  that I should not be competitively concerned about what He has called others to do, but only be responsibly concerned about what He has called me to do! 

CHALLENGE: “Honor is like the shadow, which flees from those who pursue it, and grasp at it, but follows those who flee from it.” Matthew Henry’s Commentary

Seek the honor that comes from solely serving your Audience of One, rather that temporarily satisfying the flesh with the honor and approval of man.

 For more information about your quiet time with God read “Developing a Secret History with God”

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We All need Surgery

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Without repentance we have only placed a Band-Aid of emotionalism over the wound of our guilty soul, it will bleed again and never heal.

©MJB

Acts 3:19

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Don’t put a band-aid on a wound that needs surgery!

Are you putting the cart before the horse?

 
So often we try to put the cart before the horse, by trying to be changed by doing instead of doing because we have been changed. “Developing a Secret History with God” Page 176 Book available on Amazon/ Barnes&Noble/ Lulu/ itunes/ Kindle/ Nook or a bookstore near you.
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To learn more about this change take a few moments to watch my current video “Changed from Glory to Glory.” May it inspire and bless you.
http://margaretmearnsbass.com/changed-from-glory-to-glory-2/

 

Friends Make Our Lives Richer

Some of the many people who miss my daughter Angela so much since she moved from the area including me! We all send love, hugs and kisses.