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    November 24, 2022 8:17 AM EST

                                                            SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.  

                                                              ROAD SIGNS  


    THIS POST WILL ATTEMT TO TAKE YOU WITH ME ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY,NOT ODYSSEY AS AN ODYSSEY WILL HAVE ITS STARTING PLACE/BEGINNING. HOWEVER ONCE CAUGHT UP IN THE PROVERBIAL STORM WAVES. ONE IS NO LONGER IN CHARGE, YOUR ONLY GOING ON THE RIDE. LONG FORGOTTEN THE DESTINATION OR EVEN DIRECTION. THE JOURNEY ALSO HAS ITS STARTING POINT. HOWEVER BECAUSE ONE PAYS ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS ,NOT ONLY HAVE A DESTINATION AND DIRECTION. THEN ONE WILL ARRIVE TO WHERE ONE PLANNED 

    WHAT I WANT TO DO IS INVITE YOU TO JOIN ME IN A JOURNEY. KINDA LIKE WHEN WE WERE KIDS DOING THAT WHOLE SUMMER VACATION THING. THIS ONE IS OF A SPIRITUAL TYPE BUT WITH A TWIST. I AM GOING TO USE THE ROAD SIGNS WE MAY SEE WHILE ON A PHYSICAL JOURNEY. THEN TO COMPLETE THE EQUATION I WILL TIE THE PHYSICAL WITH THE SPIRITUAL BY USING VERSES FROM THE WORD TO EXPLAIN THE PROPER USE FOR THE ROAD SIGNS. 

    WE SEE JESUS DOING THIS WHEN HE TAUGHT OR SPOKE PARABLES. HE WOULD SURVEY HIS DOMAIN (WHERE HE WAS AT THE TIME) AND USE WHAT WAS KNOWN TO THOSE AROUND HIM. THEN HE WOULD INTRODUCE ONE TO HIS DOMAIN. WHERE HE IS MASTER. I SURLY CAN NOT DO IT AS  ELOQUENTLY NOR WITH THE WISDOM JESUS WOULD TEACH.  

    SO I INVITE YOU INTO MY MIND AND GET IN MY SPIRITUAL CAR. BUCKLE UP FOR THE JOURNEY IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. WE WILL START HERE TOGETHER AND ARRIVE SAFELY AT OUR PLANNED DESTINATION. BY USING/PAYING ATTENTION TO THE ROAD SIGNS AHEAD! 

    I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE RIDE. THIS SHOULD BE MUCH MORE FUN THEN THOSE LONG SUMMER TRIPS WE ENDURED AS KIDS. AS SOON AS I CAN FINISH ONE OF THE PROJECTS OVER ON OUR TESTIMONIAL PAGE. AT THAT TIME WILL THEN BEGIN THIS NEW POST.  

    THANK YOU AHEAD OF TIME FOR STOPPING IN TO JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY. I DO PRAY YOU WILL ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I DO. UNTIL THEN. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at December 14, 2022 8:59 AM EST
    • 166 posts
    November 26, 2022 4:37 PM EST

                                                           SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

                                                                 ROAD SIGNS 

     

    WELCOME TO MY JOURNEY. YET IF YOU TO ARE A BELIEVER. THEN YOU ARE ON A SIMILAR JOURNEY. IN AS MUCH WE HAVE OUR STARTING POINT.  THE DAY YOU BECAME A CHRISTIAN (ME 2/14/70 WEST GENESE BAPTIST CHURCH AT YOUTH RALLEY 8:50pm I RESPONDED TO THE INVITATION TO COME FORWARD AND RECEIVE JESUS AS BY SAVIOR). WE NOW HAVE OUR DESTINATION WORKED OUT HEAVEN.  THATS ALL THE INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR THE JOURNEY. HOW GOOD OF RELATIONSHIP COMES WHEN WE KNOW AND DO WHAT THE ROAD SIGNS TELL US.

    REMEMBER ONE THINGS WE ARE COMMANDED TO DO IS MAKE DISCIPLES. THIS MEANS WE ARE A WALKING TALKING MINISTRY MINDED MISSIONARY. SO WE ARE TO BRING PEOPLE TO SAVING KNOWLEDGE. THEN WE ARE TO TEACH THEM ALL THEY NEED TO KNOW TO LIVE A PRODUCTIVE. WE MUST COUNT THE COST. NOT JUST OUR COST TO FOLLOW OR STAY BACK. YET WE HAVE TO CONSIDER THE COST OF THOSE WE ARE TO IMPACK ( DEVINE APPOINTMENTS) IT IS ONE THING TO DEAL WITH OUR CHOICES WHEN OUR FOCUS IS US. IT IS QUITE DIFFERENT WHEN YOU ARE CHOOSING NOT TO TOUCH THOSE LIVES (FROM SALVATION TO THEIR SPIRITUAL PHYSICAL EMOTIONAL ISSUES. THIS IS WHAT PAUL SPOKE OF WHEN HE SAID COUNT THE COST. THE RICH YOUNG RULER CAME TO JESUS AND ASKED ABOUT OPTAIN HEAVEN. JESUS TOLD HIM EVEN THOUGH HE IS A GOOD MAN A FOLLOWER OF THE LAW. WHAT HE NEEDED TO DO WAS GET RID OF ALL HE HAS (BECOME ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY COMMITTED TO THE LORD MEETING YOUR NEED). SADLY HE WALKED AWAY. EVEN THOUGH JESUS PROMISED TREASURES IN HEAVEN. THIS IS WHEN JESUS SPOKE OF THE DIFFICULTIES OF THE RICH TO ENTER. HE TOLD HIS APOSTLES THAT MAN CAN’T DO THIS ON THEIR OWN BUT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

    SO OUR JOURNEY BEGINS FOR WE WANT TO BE ACTIVE WHEN HE SHOWS UP. ALSO WE HAVE CHOOSE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OTHER LIVES. THIS IS WHEN WE WILL MEET THOSE DEVINE APPOINTMENTS (WHERE GOD DOES HIS INTERVENTION) 

    PROVERBS 14:12 

    AS ONE PULLS OUT OF HIS/HER DRIVE THE FIRST SIGN ONE SEES [STOP] 
    SO BEFORE WE START OUR JOURNEY WE STOP FIRST. THIS SIGN WILL SHOW UP OFTEN IN OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, AND WE DO THE SAME THING EACH TIME. WHY IT WORKS. WE NEED TO PRAY. WE DO THIS FOR GOD TO SHOW US HIS DIRECTION,GUIDANCE, REVELATION,EMPOWERMENT,ENCOURAGEMENT, PROTECTION. ANOTHER WORDS GET PREPARED.   THERE WILL BE BUMPS,OBSTACLES, EVEN TRAPS OUT THERE. THIS IS WHY WE CAN NOT DO/GO AND NAVIGATE THIS JOURNEY ON OUR OWN. (REMINDER JESUS SAID THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR MANKIND BUT ONLY WITH GOD IT IS POSSIBLE) JOHN 14:6. IS WHERE JESUS SAYS HE IS THE WAY ( NOT A WAY BUT THE WAY) HE IS THE TRUTH (TELL US THE TRUTH) HE IS THE LIGHT (HE WILL GIVE US SPIRITUAL EYES) NO ONE ON THEIR OWN GETS TO THE FATHER (WHERE DOES HE LIVE HEAVEN). WHERE’S OUR DESTINATION HEAVEN! CONCLUSION THROUGH THE TRIALS TRIBULATIONS OBSTACLES WE WILL ENCOUNTER, WE NEED TO BE COMMISSIONED (FULLY EQUIPPED TO GO FORTH). WHEN WE SEND OUR ARMED SERVICES OUT WE MAKE SURE THEY ARE FULLY READY TO ENGAGE THE ENEMY AND WIN. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT FOR US. NOW WE CAN USE PRAYER FOR MANY THINGS. THE BIG THING IS WE ARE COMMUNICATING WITH OUR LORD. PRAYER IS A DAILY THING. REMEMBER WE ARE NOT FINISHED WITH OUR JOURNEY JUST BECAUSE WE HAD TO STOP. FOR WE ARE NOT STAYING ANY LONGER THE IT TAKES TO BE COMMISSIONED AND THE LORD SENDS US FORTH. REMEMBER “AS WISE AS THE serpent YET GENTLE AS A DOVE”. ALL THIS REQUIRES US TO STAY CONNECTED TO CHRIST. (HE IS THE VINE WE ARE BRANCHES REMAIN IN HIM AND PRODUCE MUCH FRUIT)  

    NOW THAT WE ARE PRAYED UP STUDIED UP FILLED UP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, WE ARE TAKING OUR FIRST STEPS ON OUR JOURNEY. PERSPECTIVE (ALWAYS REMIND OURSELVES THAT WE WERE BROUGHT WITH A COST.)  THEREFORE SERVING GOD OUT OF LOVE NOT OBEDIENCE OUT OF HONOR AND PRIVILEGE NOT DRUDGERY OR WORK. IT IS SIMPLY A KNOW BRAINER. JOSHUA SAID IT BEST. “I WILL MEDITATE ON THY WORD”. AFTER SUCH DEEP EVALUATION HE THEN REMARKED “AS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY WE WILL SERVE THE LORD” WE ACTUALLY SERVE WITH OUR LORD. 

    CONGRATULATIONS WE ARE MOVING DOWN {THE ROAD} OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. AS WE MOVE DOWN OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY AND WE ARE COMING UP ON OUR NEXT SIGN IN THE ROAD.  [YIELD] 

    SCRIPTURES FOR NEXT ROAD SIGN. ‘YIELD’. MATHEW 10:37-38. 
    THANK YOU FOR STOPPING IN. SEE WHAT I DID THERE? I HOPE YOU ENJOYED TODAYS FIRST INSTALLMENT. IF YOU DID I WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD POST HERE TO LET ME KNOW YOU THOUGHTS. UNTIL I RETURN I PRAY GOD RICHLY BLESSES YOUR LIFE. 

    GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 166 posts
    November 30, 2022 6:36 PM EST

                                                        SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

     

                                                             ROAD SIGNS 

    TODAY’S SIGN WE WILL COME UP ON IS “YIELD”  THE SCRIPTURE CONNECTED TO THIS SIGN {MATHEW 10:38-39}.

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YEILD?BETTER OR AT LEAST EQUAL,WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE. IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD YIELD MEANS TO ALLOW THE OTHER DRIVER BEFORE WE MOVE. IN THE SPIRITUAL WE YIELD TO CHRIST. HENCE CHRIST WILL. JUST AS JESUS SAID IN THE GARDEN.  “YOUR WILL FATHER NOT MINE” WE HAVE THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE. SEEING WE ARE ON THIS JOURNEY IT BEHOVES ONE TO USE ALL THE SIGNS AS THEY DESIGNED FOR. AT FIRST YOU READ 10:38. IF ONE DOESN'T PAY ATTENTION YOU WILL MISS IDENTIFY THE VERSE. IT DOES NOT READ “PICK UP YOU CROSS DAILY AND FOLLOW ME”.THIS VERSE WAS STATED. THIS VERSE BRINGS IT TO A NEW LEVEL. WHEN HE SAYS. “ HE WHO DOESN'T PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME,IS NOT WORTHY OF ME”. THAT SEEMS TO PUT A GREAT EMPHASIS ON WHERE WE WANT TO BE WITH OUR RELATIONSHIP. REMEMBER WE SPOKE OF COUNTING THE COST. THIS WILL BE A REOCCURRING DISCIPLINE WE WILL NEED TO TAKE STOCK OF/IN. HERE IS THE BIG THING TO COMPREHEND JESUS ISN'T TELLING US TO GO IT ALONE BUT RATHER FOLOW HIM. HE COVERS OUR BACK BUT HE DOESN'T FOLLOW US WHILE WE STAY ON OUR PATH/DIRECTION.  HOWEVER IF WE DECIDE WE HAVE A BETTER IDEA OR FOR WHATEVER REASON WE STRAY AWAY. THEN LIKE THE PRODIGAL SON’S FATHER FOLLOWED HIM/HAD HIM FOLLOWED TO RESCUE HIM IF NEEDED. JESUS WILL COME AND GET US WHEN WE REALIZE WE NEED HIM TO REESTABLISH MY DIRECTION. THESE SIGNS ARE ALL PUT OUT THERE BY GOD TO MAKE SURE WE ADJUST TO HIM AND MAKE THE NEXT DECISION TO GO FORTH. THIS JOURNEY WILL HAVE DEVINE APPOINTMENTS FOR GOD AND US YET MORE OFTEN. THE DEVINE APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR OTHERS TO EITHER BRING THEM TO CHRIST FOR SALVATION, OR TO HELP ANOTHER TO GET ON THEIR SPECIFIC PATH. 

    VERSE 39. SPEAKS EVEN LOUDER TO HOW THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED. I/WE/US MUST GIVE UP OUR ASPIRATIONS MAYBE DREAMS MAYBE FRIENDS MAYBE THINGS WE ENJOY LIKE SPORTS CRAFTS HOBBIES. YES THEY MAY INDEED PREVENT US FROM ACCOMPLISHING MY COMPLETE JOURNEY. IT DOESN'T MEAN WE WON’T REACH HEAVEN. HOWEVER WHERE I RESIDE IN HEAVEN IS DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO HOW CLOSE I AM DOWN HERE ON EARTH TO JESUS.  INSTEAD OF WHAT WE ASPIRED WE ASPIRE TO JOIN CHRIST I DREAM OF BECOMING MORE LIKE CHRIST/FATHER GOD/HOLY SPIRIT HENCE SUFFEX IAN AT THE END OF CHRIST IAN (LIKE). ONCE AGAIN GODS WILL NOT MY WILL. ACTUALLY HIS WILL IF WE ARE IN TUNE WITH THE TRINITY GOD’S WILL IS MY PURPOSE. WHEN I AM IN THE CENTER OF HIS WILL I SEE THINGS SO MUCH DIFFERENTLY. 

    PAYING ATTENTION AND ACTING ACCORDINGLY IS CALEED YIELD. YET THE BETTER WAY TO SEE IT IS WE SURRENDER TO THE LORD. ALLOW HIM TO BE LORD OF MY HEART N LIFE. WHEN THAT IS IN PLACE WE TURN OVER RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERYTHING ME TO JESUS. THE BYPRODUCT OF THIS IS WE ARE GIVEN FREEDOM NOT TO WORRY. WE ARE ALSO GIVEN FREEDOM IN THE SPIRIT. NOT SPIRIT FREE BUT RATHER SPIRIT FILLED. 

    SO AS WE YEILD TO CHRIST. FAITH WILL BE NEEDED AND ALLOWED TO GROW IF WE WANT TO BECOME MATURE IN YOUR WALK. LET ME GIVE YOU A PICTURE OF FAITH BEING USED. IF WE ARE FOLLOWING CHRIST I CAN NOT SEE WHAT HE SEES. WHEN HE STEPS INTO NOTHINGNESS IT BECOMES SOMETHING. AS HE LIFTS HIS FOOT TO TAKE NEXT STEP. IT BECOMES SOLID GROUND! THIS ALSO REQUIRES A VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP IN/WITH/THROUGH OUR LORD. THAT SPEAKS OF INTIMACY.  

    THE NEXT SIGN WE  WILL COME UPON IS “CAUTION”. I PRAY YOU WILL COME BACK WITH ME ON OUR JOURNEY. I KNOW THIS GETS OLD. SO I WON’T BRING IT UP MUCH ANYMORE. YET THE OFFER STANDS FEEL FREE TO POST YOUR THOUGHTS. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at December 2, 2022 9:30 PM EST
    • 166 posts
    December 2, 2022 11:46 PM EST

                                                         SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

     

                                                               ROAD SIGN 

    TODAYS SPIRITUAL JOURNEY WILL BRING US TO THE “CAUTION” SIGN. THE SCRIPTURE I TIE TO THIS SIGN IS TWO OF THREE OF MY FAVORITE VESES. {PROVERBS 3:5-6} I’LL BRING THE SPIRITUAL MEANING TO THIS. YET FIRST I WANT US TO REMEMBER THE FIRST TWO SIGNS PREPARED US FOR THIS SIGN.

    WHAT DOES THE CAUTION SIGN MEAN TO US ON OUR WAY TO GRANDMAS HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING? IT DOESN'T MEAN STOP NOR DOES IT MEAN YEILD. BOTH THOSE REQUIRE AT LEAST FOR A LITTLE WHILE TO STOP. CAUTION ACTUALLY INSISTS WE MOVE FORWARD. HOWBEIT PERHAPS SLOWLY NEVERTHELESS FORWARD. IN MOST CASES WE MAY NOT KNOW WHAT THE ISSUE IS AHEAD. SO WE ADJUST WHEN WE ARE CONFRONTED THE PROBLEM. THERE WILL BE SOME TYPE OF OBSTACLES IN THE ROAD. AT THAT TIME ONE CHOOSES WHAT ONE MUST DO TO STAY SAFE. THEN WHEN WEVE NAVIGATED THE OBSTACLE/OBSTACLES WE ARE BACK TO OUR JOURNEY. LEARNING FROM OUR EXPERIENCE,SO NEXT TIME WE CROSS PATHS WITH A CAUTION SIGN WE WILL BE ABLE TO FALL BACK ON OUR RESPONSE AND BOLDLY ENGAGE THE ISSUE WITH CONFIDENCE. 

    SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING WHEN WE COME UPON A TIME/PLACE WHERE WE WILL HAVE TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION. WE NO LONGER HAVE TO STOP AND PRAY. AS WE ARE DOING THAT BEFORE AND MOST DEFINITELY DURNING THE TIME OF PROBLEMS. THIS IS BECAUSE OUR FAITH HAS GROWN. WE STILL ARE FOLLOWING JESUS BUT THERE WILL BE TIMES OF TRIALS TRIBULATIONS ON OUR JOURNEY. WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED IN ORDER TO GRADUATE UP TO CAUTION AND NOT STILL BACK IN OUR TIMES OF LESS UNDERSTANDING LESS FAITH. EVERY SIGN ON OUR JOURNEY IS A TEACHING/LEARNING MOMENTS. AS I LOOK AT (PROVERBS 3:5-6) I SEE THE CAUTION BUILT IN.

    1st PART/STEP IN THIS EQUATION IS “TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THY HEART” THAT ONLY COMES THROUGH EXPERIENCES WE HAVE WITH OUR LORD [WHICH HAPPENS ON THE ROAD]. FOR JESUS IS THE WAY(JOHN14:6) HE IS THE JOURNEY WHILE ON THE JOURNEY WITH US. TRUST N HEART SPEAKS TO CLOSE/R RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR LORD.

    2nd PART/STEP OF THE EQUATION LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. THIS IS WHERE WE SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITH (NOT USE OUR THOUGHT PROCESS) MANY TIMES IN OUR LIFE WE TRY TO THINK THINGS THROUGH. THIS GIVES OPENING TO DRAWING WRONG CONCLUSION OR ASSUMPTIONS. THAT NEVER ENDS WELL. YOU CAN’T PUT HUMPTY DUMPTY BACK TOGETHER THE WAY IT WAS. THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN WE TRY TO THINK WHAT GOD IS SHOWING /TELLING US DOING SO TAKES FAITH OUT. TO HAVE ANY TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP WITH/IN GOD WILL REQUIRE AND HINDGE ON FAITH.

    3rd STEP/ PART. OF THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY ACKNOWLEDGE HIM IN ALL THY WAYS. THIS SPEAKS OF UNDERSTANDING. UNDERSTANDING THEN INTRODUCES US TO WISDOM. WISDOM DICTATES THAT WE LEARN ALL WE CAN ABOUT OUR LORD. THEN APPLY IT TO OUR LIVES. THIS WILL BRING US DEPENDENCE IN/ON/THROUGH OUR LORD. THIS DOES TAKE TIME A LITTLE OF IT WILL BE SLOWER (PROCEEDING WITH CAUTION/LEARNING). HOWEVER WE ARE GROWING IN FAITH

    4th STEP ON OUR ROAD AND HE WILL DIRECT (MAKE STRAIGHT) OUR PATH (ROAD) AT THIS POINT OUR RELATIONSHIP AND FAITH ARE GROWING OUT OF DESIRE TO IMPROVE BOTH. “A SPIRITUAL SPIRAL”. SO KNOW WE ARE BACK ON OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. WITH EVEN MORE CONFIDENCE WE WILL BECOME PRODUCTIVE AND FRUITFUL DURNING OUR JOURNEY HOME. 

    THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE BLEST ME WITH YOUR TIME. OUR NEXT TIME WE MEET OUR SIGN WILL BE STOP  UNTIL THEN BLESSINGS GODS SPEED MERCY GRACE AND LOVE BE WITH YOU AND YOURS. ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at December 2, 2022 11:54 PM EST
    • 166 posts
    December 7, 2022 11:31 AM EST

                                                            SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

                                                                 ROAD SIGNS 

     

    TODAYS SCRIPTURE THAT GOES WITH OUR ROAD SIGN “PARK”iS FOUND PSALMS 46:10. “BE STILL AND KNOW I AM GOD AND WILL BE EXULTED AMONG THE HEATHEN, I WILL BE EXULTED IN THE EARTH. 

    AS WE PROCEED DOWN THE ROAD ON OUR JOURNEY. WE WILL OFTEN FIND THIS SIGN, BUT WHY? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARK? THIS WILL ALWAYS HAPPEN WHEN GOD WANTS TO TRANSITION US FROM WHERE WE ARE AND VERY LIKELY WHAT WE ARE DOING. REMEMBER WHENEVER WE MOVE FORWARD OR GRADUATE TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF SERVICE, YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT WILL COME WITH YOU. HOWEVER THERE IS THE WORD THAT JESUS SAID. FAITHFUL WITH THE LITTLE MASTER OVER MUCH. THIS IS AN EQUATION AND WHY WE PARK. THE EQUATION FIRST. FAITHFUL WITH LITTLE. UNTIL YOU MASTER THAT LITTLE THEN GOD WILL MOVE US UP.  THEN YOU WILL NEED TO BE FAITHFUL WITH A LITTLE MORE UNTIL ONE MASTERS THAT  REPEAT REPEAT ECT.

    WHEN I HAVE TO PARK.
    I AM STOPING HOWEVER FOR DIFFERENT REASON THEN THE STOP SIGN. HERE WE HAVE REACHED A POINT WHERE WE CAN NO LONGER STAY .YOUR WORK IS DONE. BUT YOUR JOURNEY NOR THE ASSIGNMENT/DIRECTIVE  WE WERE GIVEN (MAKE DISCIPLES) THAT REQUIRES OTHERS [THE HEATHEN] HAS TO BE INFORMED OF WHO GOD IS. THEN WHAT GOD DID THROUGH JESUS. AT THAT POINT THE NONBELIEVER WILL NEED TO MAKE A CHOICE TO TRUST GOD/JESUS HE CAN SAVE YOU. ANOTHER WORDS EXULTE GOD. WE ALSO MUST REMEMBER TO WALK N TALK CHRIST. MAKING OTHER BELIEVERS ACCOUNTABLE. AGAIN EXULTING GOD. THIS IS DONE EVERYWHERE 

    YET WE ARE PARKED.

    WHILE WE ARE HERE TWO THINGS CAN/ARE HAPPING. SOMETIMES BOTH THINGS OTHER TIME ONE PART.  YOU MAY BE TOTALLY READY TO WALK THROUGH THE NEXT DOOR BUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR MAY NOT BE READY FOR YOU/ME TO ENTER. THERES THE DISTINCT POSSIBILITY I MAY NEED TO BE PREPARED SO I CAN WALK THROUGH THE DOOR AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME .

    WHAT AM I DOING WHILE IN PARK?
    WHILE I AM PARKING. I AM ACTIVELY SEEKING GODS FACE   I AM PRAYING PERHAPS FASTING TO PREPARE TO HEAR FROM GOD. IN MY CASE MOST OF THE TIME I SEE WHAT HE IS DOING AND JOIN IN. FEWER TIMES I HEAR HIM TELLING ME WHAT TO DO. EITHER  WAY I AM REFILLING MYSELF WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? I MEAN ONCE THE HOLY SPIRIT MOVES IN WITH ALL HIS POWER THEN WHY DO I REFILL?

     JESUS WAS OUR EXAMPLE. WE SEE HIM OFTEN SLIPPING AWAY TO FIND A QUIET PLACE WHERE HE COMMUNED WITH THE FATHER N THE HOLY SPIRIT. WE SEE JESUS WOULD FEEL THE POWER LEAVE HIM WHEN HE WAS FURTHERING THE KINGDOM.  EVEN PAUL SPOKE OF THE REFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. IT IS NOT THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT GETS WEAKER. ITS US THAT GETS WEAKER. WE OFTEN JUST KEEP GOING ON N ON BUT DO NOT REALIZE WE ARE NOT AS EFFECTIVE AS WE DID NOT REFILL.  ITS LIKE PULLING INTO A GAS STATION TO GET GAS. YOU STILL HAVE GAS IN THE CAR BUT YOU CANNOT GO VERY FAR IF YOU DO NOT PUT MORE GAS IN. THIS IS THE SAME CONCEPT.

    WE ARE RESTING AGAIN “ACTIVE WAITING” WE ALSO WANT TO STAY IN THE WORD. OFTEN GOD WILL SPEAK TO US THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES. ACTUALLY OFTEN WHILE I AM PRAYING SEEKING CONFIRMATION HE WILL GIVE ME SCRIPTURE. HOWEVER IF YOU DO NOT READ HE CAN NOT TEACH YOU WHAT HE IS MESSAGING TO US FOR US TO DOWNLOAD. IF YOU DON’T READ/STUDY/RESEARCH THEN AT VERY BEST WE ARE GUESSING. GUESSING IS NEVER A GOOD THING IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM AND NEVER TURNS OUT THE WAY YOU HOPED CERTAINLY NOT THE WAY GOD WANTED IT.

    ALSO TAKE THE TIME TO ENJOY YOUR TRANSITION PERIOD. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT GET BURNOUT. SEE WHEN THAT NEXT DOOR OPENS IT WILL OFTEN BE BIGGER THEN WHERE WE WERE IN THE LAST ASSIGNMENT. FOR SURE IT WILL BE MORE IMPORTANT IF NOT BIGGER ALSO. ANOTHER THING WE NEED TO DO IS FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER BELIEVERS. ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE PART OF YOUR PREPARATION FOR THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR. REMEMBER WHEN THAT DOOR OPENS YOU WILL NEED TO MOVE. 

    FOR THE MOST PART HE WILL NOT OPEN THAT DOOR TILL BOTH SIDES ARE READY

    . HOWEVER THERE IS A TIME FRAME. ITS DIFFERENT FOR EACH OF US AND DIFFERENT FOR US EACH TIME WE ARE TOLD TO PARK  YET THERE CAN BE TIMES IF ONE PROCRASTINATES THAT  GOD MAY JUST OPEN THE DOOR AND SEND YOU ON THE WAY. YET YOUR NOT PREPARED. THAT MEANS YOUR GOING TO HAVE TO SLOW ROLL THIS NEW MINISTRY UNTIL YOU GET YOURSELF SPIRITUALLY WHERE YOU NEED TO BE TO FUNCTION AS GOD WOULD HAVE YOU ACCORDING TO ONES CAPACITY. THAT WON’T HAPPEN OFTEN. WE WILL LEARN FROM OUR LACK OF UNDERSTANDING AND FOUND IT NOT ENJOYABLE. THEN THERES THE SPIRITUAL REALITY IF YOU DO NOT PREPARE. THEN PREPARE TO BE REPLACED. FOR HE WILL NOT OPEN THIS DOOR. WHEN YOU/ME FIGURE OUT WHAT WE DID NOT GET TO DO, AT THAT POINT WE WILL PARK AND PREPARE. 

    WHEN THE DOOR OPENS YOU WILL KNOW WHAT YOUR THERE FOR

    THE FRUIT YOU PRODUCE WHILE EXULTING GOD BY ADDING TO THE KINGDOM Will ALSO BE SETTING UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN (PRINCIPAL OF SOWING N REAPING) BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG THIS DOOR WILL BE OPEN,WE WILL FIND OURSELVES STAYING BUSY. NOT JUST A HEARER BUT ALSO A “DOER”. WE ARE BUSIER THEN OUR LAST ASSIGNMENT THIS IS GOOD. IT SHOWS GOD IS PLEASED WITH US. OH HE MAY EVEN TELL YOU THAT WHEN YOUR SEEKING HIS FACE FOR HIS INPUT.

    BE CAREFUL AGAIN NOT TO BURN YOURSELF OUT YET KEEP MOVING DAILY. “JESUS SAID. PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME. THATS THE OTHER THING WE MUST NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED. JESUS IS WITH US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. SO LEAN IN HIM AS YOU ARE JOINING HIM IN KINGDOM BUILDING.  THIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE WHEN YOU RECHARGE YOURSELF. THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT THEN ME AND ALSO DIFFERENT THEN WHAT YOU HAD BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO IN PAST SERVICE.

    THE OTHER THING TO GUARD YOURSELF IS DO NOT SO CONTENT THAT YOU BECOME COMPLACENT. COMPLACENCY WILL ALWAYS DERAIL YOUR ABILITY TO SERVE AT FULL CAPACITY. ALSO GUARD YOUR HEART FOR AS YOU MOVE INTO DIFFERENT BIGGER TYPES OF MINISTRY. YOU WILL SEE OTHERS ALSO DOING SOME OF IF NOT THE SAME THING AS YOU, THE PROBLEM A-RAISES WHEN I GET UPSET AT OTHERS NOT PULLING THEIR OWN WEIGHT. EQUALLY WE WILL FIND OTHERS FUNCTIONING MUCH BETTER THEN MYSELF. DON’T GET UPSET WITH THEIR With THEIR  PERFORMANCE ITS VERY LIKELY THEY BEEN THERE LONGER THRN YOU. THEY'VE HAD TIME TO PRACTICE N PERFECT THEIR SKILLS. JUST STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR PART THAT YOU ARE FUNCTIONING IN. WHATEVER CHANGES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE WILL COME MUCH EASIER WHEN YOU KNOW WHERE YOU FIT IN ON THIS NEW SIDE OF THE DOOR.

    ALWAYS REALIZING YOU ARE MOVING FORWARD TO ANOTHER DOOR. SEEING YOU DID THIS ONCE. THE SECOND THIRD FOURTH TIME YOU/WE WILL GET BETTER WHILE IN THAT PARK MODE. ALL THE THINGS YOU DID WHILE WAITING TO WALK THROUGH THE DOOR YOU KEEP DOING THEM. THIS WILL MAKE THE NEXT STOP SHORTER FOR YOU'VE STAYED CONNECTED AND NOW VERY LIKELY WILL HAVE SOME IDEA WHAT HE MAY BE DOING WITH US AS WE AGAIN WE APPROACH OUR NEXT KINGDOM ASSIGNMENT. 

    THIS CONCLUDES OUR TEACHING ON THE ROAD SIGN “PARK”. I HOPE YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE HOW THIS FLOWS. TRY TO REALLY THINK OF THE PHYSICAL TRIPS JOURNEYS WE TAKE AND ROLL IT OVER TO THE SPIRITUAL ROAD. THE NEXT TIME BACK WE WILL DEAL WITH “NO PAKING”    UNTIL THEN. GODS SPEED. THANK YOU THE FEW WHO HAVE STOPPED BY. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU ALL FOR YOU TENDER SUPPORT OF WHAT I AM TRYING TO DO. I HOPE YOUR ARE ENJOYING THE TIME SPENT HERE TOGETHER. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at December 20, 2022 3:04 PM EST
    • 166 posts
    December 14, 2022 8:55 AM EST

                                                         SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

     

                                                              ROAD SIGN

     

    TODAY WE ARE GOING TO PROCEED IN OUR JOURNEY. THE SIGN WE ARE GOING TO DEAL WITH IS “NO PARKING TODAYS SCRIPTURE (MATHEW 4:19). ALWAYS REMEMBER THE JOURNEY IS NOT ABOUT US AS MUCH AS IT IS THE PEOPLE GOD HAS FOR ME TO BRING THE GOOD NEWS TO [ DEVINE APPOINTMENTS] ALSO KNOWN AS THE GREAT COMMISSION {MAKE DISCIPLES} “JESUS SAID COME FOLLOW ME AND I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN.  SO JESUS IS PREPARING THE WAY TO MAKE SURE IF WE ARE IN TUNE,THEN BOTH ENDS WILL MEET AT THE DOOR THAT OPENS IN AS YOU PULL IT AND OPENS IN AS YOU PUSH FROM THE OTHER SIDE. 

    WHILE ON THIS ROAD WE OFTEN GROW WERY. SOMETIMES ITS JUST SEEMS FOR THE EFFORT THERES NOT MUCH RESULTS,MINISTRY IS TWO THINGS THERE IS NO 9-5. ALSO ITS AN ADAPTIVE STATE OF MINE. YES YOU SHOULD PREPARE ,SO YOU HAVE A DIRECTION. HOWEVER YOU MUST BE READY TO CHANGE THINGS UP AS JESUS REVEALS WHAT HE REALLY NEEDS YOU TO DO. IF YOUR IN TUNE YOU OBEY. IF YOUR NOT YOU QUESTION. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN GOD GAVE ME A SERIES OF MESSAGES. AS WAS MY CUSTOM ID GO INTO MY OFFICE AND PRAY FOR THE SERVICE. THIS ONE SUNDAY HE TELLS ME YOUR NOT DOING THAT MESSAGE. MY REPLY WAS YOU GAVE THIS TO ME SERIES TO PREACH ON AND TODAYS THE LAST DAY OF THE FOUR WEEK LESSON. HE SAID NO I WANT YOU TO SPEAK ON SOMETHING ELSE. I ASKED WHAT IS THE MESSAGE. JESUS SAID DON’T WORRY I WILL,AS SO MANY OTHER TIMES IN YOUR DOING MINISTRY THE WORDS TO SAY. I TRULY DID NOT GET IT. THEN WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR I SAW PEOPLE THAT NEEDED SALVATION. REMEMBER ADAPTIVE STATE OF MIND. YOU WILL PUT IN LONG HOURS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE  SO THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN YOUR TIRED ALMOST TO BURNOUT.  ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS PARK FOR JUST AWHILE. HOWEVER IF YOU DO YOU WILL MISS THAT DEVINE APPOINTMENT. SO YOU GET UP OUT OF BED AND GO BACK OUT TO JOIN THE LORD IN KINGDOM BUILDING. THERE WILL COME A PARK SIGN AGAIN ON THE ROAD,BUT YOU CANNOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO PULL OVER. YOUR ON A JOURNEY. YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WILL END UP. THE QUESTION IS HOW MANY WILL YOU BRING WITH YOU? AlWAYS REMEMBERING ON THE OTHER HAND YOUR IN THE RACE OF “OTHERS LIVES” AND WE ONLY HAVE SO MANY BREATHS WORDS DAYS. THATS WHEN YOUR JOURNEY ENDS  YES THIS ROAD TRIP/JOURNEY IS NOT A SPRINT NOT A MARATHON ITS THE REST DAYS FURTHER THEN A MARATHON. THEY ARE A TYPE OF RACE WHERE YOU SLOW YOUR PACE DOWN, THEREFORE YOU WILL MISS THE PERSON/PERSONS YOU WERE TO MEET. NOR THE SPRINT. THATS A SHORT RACE LIKEY YOU WILL MISS SOME PEOPLE AS YOU PAST THEM BUT YOU WILL MISS A LOT MORE AS YOU WILL HAVE PARKED YET THOSE YOU WERE TO MEET WILL KEEP MOVING. EVERY DAY YOU GET UP AND SET A PACE THAT GETS YOU THROUGH THE DAY AND REPEAT THE PROCESS UNTIL YOU JOURNEY IS OVER. PUSH THROUGH, THAT IS WHEN REMARKABLE THINGS HAPPEN AND YOU BECOME ENCOURAGED FOR JESUS STEADIED YOU SO YOU COULD FINISH. ITS CONFIRMED HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE WHEN WE NEED HIM (INTERVENTION). BE FAITHFUL AND LET THE LORD LEAD YOU LET HIM FINISH THE WORK HE BEGAN IN US. WHEN HE IS DONE YOUR JOURNEY WILL BE OVER. EITHER WAY YOUR JOURNEY WILL END. THE ONLY QUESTION ARE YOU COMING IN AS THE THIEF ON THE CROSS [ ENTERING IN WITHOUT MUCH OR ANYTHING REALLY PRODUCTIVE IN KINGDOM BUILDING,OR WILL YOU MEET TENS, HUNDREDS,THOUSANDS WITH YOU. THE VOICE YOU WILL HERE THIS IS MY CHILD MY SERVANT MY COWORKER FOR THIS PERSON GOD SAYS “WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.  BTW THAT IS A VERSE THAT IS DIFFERENTLY AN EQUATION MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOU. HE FINISHES BY SAYING COME RECEIVE YOUR REWARDS. KEEP PERSEVERING! 

    THAT IS TODAYS CONCLUSION ON THE  ROAD SIGN NO PARKING  I AM NOT SURE WHEN I’LL GET BACK  WHEN I DO THE NEXT ROAD SIGN WE WILL DISCUSS WILL BE “ DO NOT ENTER” UNTIL THEN I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT  I DO HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS. IF YOU DO JUST LEAVE A SHORT MESSAGE TELLING ME YOUR THOUGHTS  TAKE CARE  GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

     


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at December 20, 2022 3:06 PM EST
    • 166 posts
    December 20, 2022 7:25 PM EST

                                                         SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

     

                                                              ROAD SIGNS 

     

    TODAYS SCRIPTURE TO GO WITH THE ROAD SIGN ”DO NOT ENTER” MATTHEW 7:13 

     AS WE MOVE ON DOWN THE ROAD WE WILL COME TO PLACES AND/OR TIME WHERE WE CAN NOT GO. ACTUALLY WE HAVE A CHOICE TO GO OR NOT GO. THERES A REASON FOR THE SIGN. ITS THERE TO PROTECT YOU OR THE AREA/PEOPLE YOU WANT TO GO.THERE WILL BE TIMES AS WE DRIVE WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A SHORT CUT. THERE IN LYES THE TEMPTATION. IT MAY NOT LOOK DANGEROUS AT ALL. THERES A GOOD POSSIBILITY IT MAY LOOK TOTALLY SAFE, AGAIN COMPLICATING OR CLOUDING OUR THOUGHTS. BUT THERE IT IS THE SIGN DO NOT ENTER. WHAT TO DO? OBEY AND STAY DISOBEY AND STRAY. SO I DESIDE TO GO DESPITE THE WARNINGS. AS I GO DOWN THIS ROAD (MY SHORTCUT) THERE WERE THINGS I COULDN’T SEE. THEN IT HAPPENED THE ROAD HAD A HUGE SINK WHOLE AND I DROVE INTO IT. IN DOING SO MY CAR IS NOW TOTALED AND NOW THE AUTHORITIES ARE INVOLVED. SO MY SHORTCUT ENDED UP BEING DESTRUCTIVE. BUT WAIT!! WE ARE ON A JOURNEY. WHEN WE SET OUT WE KNEW AND PROMISED THERE WOULD BE LAWS AND WED OBEY THEM. SO INSTEAD OF TAKING WHAT I THINK WILL SAVE TIME I KEPT GOING FORWARD. AS WE LOOK IN OUR MIRROR WE SEE MANY PEOPLE TAKING THAT SAME SHORTCUT. SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING JESUS TELLS US ABOUT THE WIDE GATE. WE WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WEATHER TO GO ON THIS ROAD.

    WHY IS THIS A PROBLEM? FIRST LETS LOOK AT THE GATE ITS WIDE WE CAN TAKE OTHERS WITH US,IT IS STRONG. THE ROAD IS WIDE  PLENTY OF PLACES AND WAYS TO GET AHEAD  THERES SAFTY IN NUMBERS AFTER ALL. WE TAKE POLLS AND GO WITH THE MAJORITY. IT IS A ONE WAY ROAD AND IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE IS ON IT. WHAT WE DON’T SEE IS THAT THE ROAD SO SUBTLY CURVES LEFT AND VERY SLOWLY DESCENDS. WE KNOW THIS FOR EVENTUALLY YOU WILL LOOSE SITE OF THE GATE YOU STARTED, NOR CAN YOU SEE WHERE YOU WILL END UP.  IT ALMOST ALWAYS IS A ONE WAY TRIP. THIS ROAD LEADS TO HELL. ONE OF THE MANY NAMES OF THIS ROAD WE WOULD BE ON IS “A WAY”  BUT ENDS IN DESTRUCTION. IT IS ALSO CALLED RELIGION OR SPIRITUALISM. THIS IS WHY IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS FATAL. THE ROAD WAS ENTERED WE DID BY SIGHT NOT BY FAITH. 

    THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM TO BE BOTH IN THE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL REALM. WE ARE BORN WITH A NATURE THAT WILL GRAVITATE TOWARD THIS ROAD OF DESTRUCTION. SO IT WILL LOOK SAFE TO ME/US THEREFORE EASELY ENTERED. IT IS ESCAPABLE ONLY IF WE TAKE STOCK AND BECOMES AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. THEN WE CAN LOOK TO SEE IF THERES ANOTHER WAY. WE LOOK PAST SPIRITUALISM PAST DENOMINATIONALISM. PAST THE URGE TO GO FORTH.  IT IS ONLY WHEN WE SEARCH WE WILL FIND JESUS. FOR WHEN WE DO HE WILL BE THERE TO PICK US UP AND TAKES US TO THE NEXT GATE/ROAD WE WILL SPEAK OF. 

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND BE ON THIS ROAD?  NO! ONCE YOUR OFF THE ROAD YOU CANNOT GO BACK. HOWEVER IT IS VERY POSSIBLE TO LOOK LIKE YOU ARE ON THE ROAD OF DESTRUCTION. WHEN WE DO NOT ACT LIKE A CHILD OF GOD TO OTHERS WE ARE A STUMBLING BLOCK. WORSE YET THE NONBELIEVER WILL SEE US TOO. WHEN THEY ( BELIEVER OR NON BELIEVER)  SEE US ACTING LIKE THE WORLD, THEY DO NOT SEE THE POWER IN US. THE NON BELIEVER WILL STAY ON THE WIDE PATH. OTHER BELIEVERS WILL SEE US AND MEMIC US. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE CHRISTIAN AND CAN NOT LOOSE WHAT WE WE HAVE IN JESUS, WE CAN STILL REVERT BACK TO OUR OLD WAYS. THIS IS ALWAYS SPIRITUALLY DANGEROUS. FOR US BUT REMEMBER WE ARE MAKING DISCIPLES, SO WE DO NOT WANT TO DO ANYTHING FROM ALLOWING US TO HAVE THOSE DEVINE APPOINTMENTS. AGAIN DESTRUCTIVE FOR ALL INVOLVED  

    WE DO NOT WANT TO BE MISTAKEN FOR A CHRISTIAN BUT RATHER BE KNOWN AS A CHRISTIAN. KEEP JESUS’S WAYS KEEP JESUS COMMANDMENTS. OBEDIENCE IS ALWAYS REWARDED. THE REWARD IS RELATIVELY QUICK OBEDIENCE TURNS TO FAITH. WJTH FAITH ALL THINGS ARE NOW POSSIBLE THROUGH OUR LORD.  

    SO IF YOU ARE ON THIS WIDE ROAD TO DESTRUCTION YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK FOR THE WAY OUT THROUGH JESUS. IF YOUR HIS ALREADY. WELL MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT LOOK LIKE THE WORLD YOU WERE SAVED FROM. 

    THIS IS THE END OF THE “DO NOT ENTER” TEACHING ALSO KNOWN AS ON THE WIDE GATE. THE NEXT TIME I COME BACK WILL BE TEACHING ON THE ROAD SIGN “ENTER” THANK YOU ALL FOR DROPPING IN. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 166 posts
    December 31, 2022 7:58 PM EST

                                                               SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

     

                                                                 ROAD SIGNS 

     

    TODAYS ROAD SING IS “ENTER”. THE SCRIPTURE FOR THE IS MATTHEW 7:14. ENTER IN AT THAT THE NARROW GATE… FOR FEW BE THAT FIND IT. 

    WE OFTEN ON A TRIP,OR JUST ROUND OUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE EVEN WITH GPS HAVE A HARD TIME TRYING TO FIND THAT ONE ADDRESS OR ROAD. IF WE LOOK AT THIS FROM THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE JESUS ALREADY TOLD US THIS ROAD “ENTER”ALSO HAS THE NAME [THE WAY.] UNLIKE THE LAST ROAD WHERE MOST EVERYONE REMAINS. THAT ROAD IS CALLED A WAY. IT OFFERS ACTUALLY PROMISES YOU THAT YOU WILL FIND HEAVEN. OF COURSE ITS OFFERD/PRESENTED AS RELIGION SPIRITUALISM VARIOUS TYPES OF MEDITATION. THEN THERES IF I DO NUFF GOOD GOD WILL LET ME IN. THERE ARE MANY THAT BELIEVE IN SCIENCE. THEY DO NOT CONCERN THEMSELVES WITH GOD. SADLY WE ARE BORN TO GRAVITATE TO THE WIDE ROAD/ DO NOT ENTER. WHEN WE GROW OLDER TO THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY THEN WE ARE ON THIS ROAD THROUGH CHOICE NOT “DECISION”. 

    THE ROAD WE ARE LOOKING FOR CAN NOT BE OBTAINED ONLY UNTIL YOU DO START TAKING STOCK OF WHAT AND WHERE THE WIDE ROAD IS DOING. UNTIL YOU REALIZE THERES IS NO FUTURE UPON IT.ONLY THEN WILL YOU LOOK FOR ANSWERS FOR THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.  NOTHING ON THAT WIDE ROAD CAN GIVE YOU A SATISFACTORY ANSWERS. THIS BEGINS WHAT JESUS PROMISES WILL WORK YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWERS. REMEMBER JESUS SPOKE OF SEEK AND FIND THEN YOU WILL NEED TO FIND THE EXIT FROM OUR DO NOT ENTER. THAT TIES INTO WHAT JESUS ALSO SAID. KNOCK AND THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED. SO JESUS BEING “THE WAY” IS OUR EXIT. JOHN 14:6 EXPLAINS THAT WELL. JESUS SAYS. “I AM (OLD TESTAMENT NAME FOR GOD) THE WAY (THE ROAD WE SEEKING) THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. WHERE THE DNE ROAD CANT PRODUCE ETERNAL HEAVENLY LIFE. FOR THERE IS NO TRUTH ON THAT ROAD. 

    ONCE YOU FOUND JESUS THROUGH SEEKING BY CHOICE. THE YOU WILL NOW HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION GO WITH JESUS OR STAY HERE. BUT 99% OF ALL THAT GO THROUGH THE SEEKING HAVE DONE SO FOR THEY WERE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS AND JESUS WAS ABLE TO ANSWER. REMEMBER HE SAID I AM THE TRUTH. HE WILL TELL YOU THE TRUTH. IT MAY BE VERY DIFFERENT THEN YOU EXPECTED. HOWEVER YOU WILL TAKE THE OFFER TO RECEIVE CHRIST AS SAVIOR. SEE HE PROMISES ETERNAL LIFE BUT HE DESIRES WHAT WE NEED IS RELATIONSHIPS.SO WHEN WE JOIN THE FAMILY OF GOD THROUGH CHRIST THAT PROMISE IS NOW YOUR REALITY. THE RELATIONSHIP WILL TAKE PLACE AS YOU LEARN OF HIM AND JOIN HIM IN KINGDOM BUILDING.

    EVEN THOUGH ONE BECOMES A CHRISTIAN YOU CAN LOOK AS IF YOUR ARE NOT. THE WORLD KNOWS EXACTLY HOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO ACT TALK THINK. GOD SAID IF YOUR A FRIEND OF THE WORLD THEN YOU ARE AN ENEMY IF MINE. HE WAS TALKING TO BELIEVERS. HOW DO I KNOW? THE WORLD IS ALREADY HIS ENEMY.  THIS DOESNT MEAN YOU LOOSE YOUR SALVATION BUT YOUR EFFECTIVENESS. SEE THE NON BELIEVER SAYS IF YOU WALK LIKE A DUCK N QUAK LIKE A DUCK. TO THEM YOU ARE A DUCK EVEN THOUGH YOUR ACTUALLY A BEAUTIFUL GOOSE. THEY DO NOT SEE ANY CHANGE. THEY DO NOT SEE THE POWER OF GOD IN YOU. 

    JUST AS IT IS DETRIMENTAL TO THE LESS MATURE BELIEVERS. THEY ALSO WILL SEE WHAT YOU DO,AND WILL HEAR WHAT YOU SAY. THEN THEY OFTEN DRAW THE CONCLUSION THAT IF THE MATURE CHILD OF GOD ACTS LIKE THE WORLD IT WILL BE OK FOR THEM ALSO. HERES THE THING. REMEMBER THIS ROAD HAS SOMEWHAT OF THE SAME BEGINNING STRONG GATE STRAIGHT NOT RICKETY. BUT ONE YOU ENTER THIS ROAD YOU WILL ALWAYS SEE WHERE YOU CAME/STARTED YOUR JOURNEY AND TURN 180* AND WILL SEE YOUR JOURNEYS END. 

    WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ME NOT BEING COMMITTED TO THE CAUSE. THE ENEMY DOES NOT MUCH YET VERY FAR FROM KNOWING ALL. SO THIS IS WHAT THE ENEMY KNOWS WELL.  HUMAN NATURE. HE USES THAT AGAINST US. HE KNOWS IF HE CAN GET YOU TO STEP BACK INTO HIS WORLD OR AT LEAST ONLY MAKING/ALLOWING JESUS TO BE LORD OF YOUR HEART NOT OF YOUR LIFE (IS THAT BIBLICAL?) YES THE THEIF ON THE CROSS WAS LOOKING FOR DELIVERANCE FROM HELL AND RECEIVED IN HEAVEN. HE WAS NOT LOOKING FOR A LONG TERM EARTHLY RELATIONSHIP. IT ALSO WOULD TAKE AWAY DEATH BED CONVERSIONS. HOWEVER THE DANGER IS IF THE ENEMY DOES CONVINCE YOU TO STEP OUT FOR ONE DAY. HE KNOWS YOU WILL MISS ANY DEVINE APPOINTMENTS ARRANGED THAT DAY. HE ALSO KNOWS ONE DAY CAN TURN TO ANOTHER. BEFORE ONE KNOWS IT YOUR MIA FOR MONTHS. AT THE SAME TIME THE LESS MATURE CHRISTIAN WILL OFTEN LEARN FROM OUR BEHAVIOR. THIS IS WHY PAUL SPOKE OF BE CAREFUL NOT TO BE A STUMBLING BLOCK. 

    THIS EFFECTIVELY TAKES TWO PEOPLE OUT OF THE KINGDOM BUILDING BUSINESS. WHICH CAN BECOME A VICIOUS CIRCLE. CAN IT BE THAT BIG A DEAL?  YES LETS DO SOME MATH. TWO PEOPLE IF EACH DOUBLES HIMSELF EVERY DAY  (BRINGS OTHERS TO SAVING KNOWLEDGE) WHICH BTW IS A COMMANDMENT, NOT A REQUEST. ITS CALLED THE GREAT COMMISSION!!!! IN TEN DAYS IF EACH DOUBLES ONESELF THE NUMBER PEOPLE TURNED TO CHRIST WOULD BE 1024 PEOPLE. THAT CAN HAPPEN IN REVERSE AND TAKE 1024 PEOPLE OUT OF THE KINGDOM BUILDING TO KINGDOM BYSTANDERS. 

    NOW WE KNOW WHAT HE KNOWS. THEN LETS NOW FOCUS ON WHAT PETRIFIES THE EVIL ONE. THAT WOULD BE ONE WHO IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING THE LOST TO A SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. AGAIN HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THE LORD HAS IN STORE, THE PLANS HE HAS FOR US. THEY ARE BOTH BECOMING CLOSER TO CHRIST BY STUDYING AND FELLOWSHIPPING, AND ONE WHERE WE JOIN HIM IN EVANGELISM. REMEMBER WE SHOULD WANT TO SERVE BECAUSE OF OUR SALVATION NOT FOR IT (THAT IS A HUGE TATIC PLAYED ON THE WIDE ROAD  (DO NOT ENTER). 

    HERES WHAT WE NEED TO REMEMBER AND BE WISE ABOUT. THE WAY ENTER HERE. WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DO ONCE WE FIND THAT LITTLE SIDE ROAD OUR GPS. WE ENTER THROUGH THE GATE ALONE. FOR SALVATION IS OFFERED EVERYONE UNLIKE THE WIDE GATE THAT WE CAN GO THROUGH WITH ALL OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE NARROW GATE YOU HAVE TO ENTER IN ALONE. FROM THEN ON WE WILL NEVER BE ALONE. AS JESUS CONVEYED TO US IN THE GREAT COMMISSION. HE ENDS WITH I WILL NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE YOU. EVEN PROVERB 3:5-6 (TWO IF MY THREE FAVORITE VERSES) GIVES US THE EQUATION. WE DO 1,2,3, AND HE WILL DIRECT OUR PATHS. HE HAS A VESTED INTEREST IN US. SALVATION IS FREE FOR US BUT DID COST SOMEONE. JUST THE KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH A ACT IF ONE MEDITATES UPON IT THEN ONE SHOULD BE DRAWN CLOSER TO THE ONE WHO DID SAVE US. LASTLY JESUS HAS A PLAN FOR US. THAT PLAN MAY NOT BE TOTALLY KNOWN HOWEVER THAT PLAN IS OUR PURPOSE. 

    THIS IS WHERE I WILL CONCLUDE MY THOUGHTS/IMAGINATION ON THE ROAD SIGNS. I KNOW THIS IS NOT AS POPULAR AS HOPED. YET I AM GRATEFUL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE STOPPED BY. THE NEXT SIGN I WILL BRING UP IS “NO PASSING”. 

    GODS SPEED BLESSINGS. ONE LOVE PD 

    • 166 posts
    January 5, 2023 4:28 PM EST

                                                           SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

     

                                                               ROAD SIGNS 

    TODAYS ROAD SIDE  “DO NOT PASS” THERE ARE MANY SCRIPTURES THAT CAN BE LINKED TO THIS SIGN I WELL BRING SOME UP ASCWE GO FORWARD  

    THERE ARE MANY TIMES AS WE ARE JOINING OUR LORD IN KINGDOM BUILDING, AND WE GET SO EXCITED AS WE SEE THINGS WE NEVER DREAMED. SURLY YOU WILL SEE THINGS THAT OTHERS WON’T FOR THEY EITHER ARE TRAVELING ANOTHER SPIRITUAL ROAD  WE MUST ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY  TO HEAVEN. BUT THERE ARE MANY PATHS WE TRAVEL (REMEMBER THE FEAST THE KING HAD FOR HIS SON BUT NO ONE SHOWED. SO HE TOLD HIS SERVANTS TO (GO OUT TO THE HIGHWAYS N BYWAYS) THAT IS THE SAME PRINCIPAL HERE. THE MOST IMPORTANT MINISTRY TO YOU IS YOURS. NOT JUST TO YOU BUT ALSO TO GOD. NOW HERES WHERE WE GET HUNG UP  NUMBER ONE WE FEEL OUR MINISTRY N THE WAY WE DO IT SHOULD WORK FOR EVERYONE ELSE  IT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY, THEY HAVE A GIFT THAT FUNCTIONS DIFFERENT THEN YOURS EVEN IF YOU HAVE THE SAME GIFT.  

    SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN DO NOT PASS? WHAT ARE WE  NOT SUPPOSED TO PASS {JESUS} EACH IS EMPOWERED DIFFERENTLY FOR WE ARE WIRED DIFFERENT. MOST ASSUREDLY YOUR WAY OF SERVING WILL NOT LINE UP WITH HOW OTHERS WITH A DIFFERENT GIFT APPROACH THEIR/YOUR SERVICE JESUS. GOD OFTEN SPOKE WITH FEW WORDS. SOMETIMES FOR THE PERSON SPOKEN TO DEPENDING ON THEIR RELATIONSHIP AND CIRCUMSTANCES GODS SPEAKS ONE WORD. DO YOU REMEMBER ABRAHAM ? GOD TOLD HIM TO GO TO A PLACE UNKNOWN TO ABRAHAM. JESUS OFTEN SPOKE WITH ONE WORD. WHEN HE CALLED JAMES JOHN ANDREW N LATER PETER. WHEN ASKED WHERE HE WAS GOING  JESUS SAID COME. OTHER TIMES HE WOULD SAY GO  THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE LAST THING HE TOLD US “GO MAKE DISCIPLES”  THE GREAT COMMISSION.  ONCE HE GOT HIS DISCIPLES TOGETHER HE WOULD TELL THEM/US PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME  

    SO ITS SO IMPORTANT TO DEVELOP PATIENCE THROUGH WISDOM ( APPLIED KNOWLEDGE) RATHER THEN THROUGH TRIALS N TRIBULATIONS. MANY TIMES WE GET SO CAUGHT UP IN THE ACTIVITY OF THE LORD WE MISS THE LORD OF THE ACTIVITY  WE CAN NOT MISS THE LORD OF THE ACTIVITY. IT IS KINDA NORMAL TO GET EXCITED ABOUT THE THINGS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING. IN THE KING JAMES VERSION THERES A VERSE THAT SPEAKS OF BEING ADDICTED TO THE SERVICE OF GOD.  IF YOU HAVE READ ANY OF THE POSTS ON OUR TESTIMONIAL PAGE THE TOPIC INTERVENTION THEN YOU WILL TOTALLY GET WHY THAT MEANS TO ME. IT SO VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE LORD AND FOLLOW HIM  NOW HERES THE THING HE ALSO HAS ARE BACK IF WE STAY CONNECTED. THE FOCUS IS HERE KNOW HOW GOD WORKS.  I KNOW WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN SPECIAL WAY WE TALK/FEEL WITH IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. YET THAT IS ONLY ONE OF SEVEN WAYS HE COMMUNICATES WITH US. THERES A POST ON THE TESTIMONIAL PAGE ON THAT VERY TOPIC. WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY WAYS HE WORKS WITH US.  WELL WHY LIMIT ONESELF TO ONE OR TWO WAYS TO JOIN OUR LORD? WHEN WE FOLLOW HIM HE WILL TELL US WHAT TO DO  REST ASSURED HE HAS ALREADY DONE ANYTHING HE HAS ASKED YOU TO DO. HOWEVER WE NEED NOT WORRY AT SUCH TIMES AS HE WILL GIVE US THE WORDS TO SAY. THINGS ARE ALWAYS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT THEY ARE MEANT TO DO.  IT MAY NOT GO HOW YOU THOUGHT OR AT TIMES EXPECTED. 

    THE PROBLEMS ARISE WHEN WE GET AHEAD OF THE LORD EITHER BY IGNORANCE OR ARROGANCE. WE OFTEN START SOMETHING AS IT TIES IN WITH MY SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND MY PURPOSE, THIS ALWAYS ENDS IN DISASTER PROVERBS SAYS  “THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMS RITE TO MAN BUT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION”  WE WOULD DO WELL AND LEARN TWO OF MY FAVORITE THREE VERSES  PROVERBS 3:5-6  WE DO OUR THREE PARTS AND HE WILL DIRECT ONES PATH AND MAKE IT STRAIGHT.  THIS IS WHY PATIENTS IS SO CRUCIAL HE WHO WAITS UPON THE LORD AND HE WILL GIVE US WINGS OF EAGLES. THIS SPEAKS OF A HEAVENLY VIEW.  WHY RUSH WHILE YOU WAIT  GET PRAYED UP GET SOME GOOD BIBLE INTAKE.  FOR WHEN THAT NEXT DOOR OPENS YOU NEED TO BE READY TO GO.  HOWEVER DO NOT BE LIKE THE UNWISE FIVE VIRGINS WHO WERE NOT PREPARED. FOR WHEN THAT DOOR OPENS IT WILL BE MORE CHALLENGES LOT MORE PRESSURE. YET GREATER BLESSINGS AS YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR “DEVINE APPOINTMENTS” AND TOGETHER WITH THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT YOU ACCOMPLISH HIS WILL!!!! 

    THERES TWO OTHER THINGS TO STAY AWARE OF.  ONE ITS WONDERFUL TO BE CONTENT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH N IN OUR LORD AND OFTEN THAT CONTENTMENT TURNS TO COMPLACENCY, THAT WILL MOST DEFINITELY DERAIL ANYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD OR WERE SUPPOSED TO JOIN HIM IN. THE OTHER THING IS DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED WHILE YOU WAIT, THIS IS ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO KEEP A JOURNAL. FOR AT SUCH TIMES YOU CAN SEE WHERE HE SHOWED UP AND THINGS HAPPED,  IF HE DID IN  THE PAST HE WILL NOW. BOTH ENDS OF THE EQUATION HAS TO BE ALIGNED. YOU MAY BE READY BUT THE OTHER END ISN’T YET.  KEEP PRAYING AND KNOW RESTING NOW WAS SO IMPORTANT. FOR YOU MAY BE BUSIER THEN EVER BEFORE. THIS SPIRITUAL REALITY IS ALSO THE SAME WAY ONE SHOULD APPROACH YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP IN OUR LORD.  THE CLOSER YOU BECOME KNOW WILL BE BENEFICIAL WHEN THE DOOR OPENS BY THE LORD AND HE CLOSES THE DOOR YOU JUST LEFT BEHIND, ITS JESUS WHO IS THE WAY (JOHN14:6) IN THE TIME OF NOAH  WHO CLOSED THE DOOR ON THE ARK?  GOD!!!   THAT SAME GOD OPENS AND CLOSES DOORS TODAY. JUST AS ONE DOES/PARTICIPATES IN SERVICE OR YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP HE HAS EVERYTHING READY FOR US TO GET THE BEST OUT OF IT.  THERES NO DETAIL TO SMALL HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN.

    SO IN CONCLUSION REMEMBER TO FOLLOW HIM DAILY  BE READY TO GO WHEN HE SAYS COME STAY HUMBLE KNOWING THAT QUICKLY WILL TAKE YOU A LONG WAY IN THE SERVICE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST  DO NOT GET IMPATIENT. LASTLY DO NOT FALL FOR THE TEMPTATION OF SETTLED ON GIVING GOOD RATHER THEN YOUR BEST.  THANK YOU FOR DROPPING IN  I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE TIME WE SPEND TOGETHER HERE  I KNOW I’M BLEST BY ALL YOU WHO TAKE TIME TO READ THESE POSTS  BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 166 posts
    January 14, 2023 8:45 AM EST

                                                          SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

                                                               ROAD SIGNS 

    TODAY WE WILL DISCUSS THE ROAD SIGN BUMPS AHEAD. NOW YOU KNOW IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW WHEN THERE WILL BE BUMPS AS WE ARE DRIVING. ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE TRAVELING FURTHER FROM HOME. I LIVED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. ( I ESCAPED LOL)  WE HAVE REAL COLD WINTERS AND OFTEN IN THE SPRING IN ANY NUMBER OF PLACES THE ROAD BROKE UP. NEVER GOOD TO HIT THAT ESPECIALLY WITH TODAYS CARS. THEN THERES THAT MAN MAID BUMBS. THAT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME. NOW I LIVE N S FL WITH SOME OF YOU (YOU ESCAPED TOO) AND THE COUNTY IS NOTORIOUS FOR TARING UP ROADS N JUST PATCH THEM UP. ONLY TO MOVE TO ANOTHER HOOD. AFTER SIX MONTHS OR SO THEY COME BACK AND FIX. THE STREET. THE POINT IS THERE WILL BE BUMPS N THEY NEVER SHOW UP AT GOOD TIME. SECOND IT SLOWS US DOWN. HOWEVER THE SIGN TELLS US *HEY THERE ARE BUMPS AHEAD* AT THAT POINT ITS OUR CHOICE TO SLOW OUR ROLL OR JUST PLUNGE FORWARD AND LET THE CHIPS (PIECES OF YOUR CAR) FALL WHERE THEY MAY. 

    HOW DOES THIS TIE INTO OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY?  WELL *JAMES 1:1-2 SPEAKS OF TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS EVEN TEMPTATIONS. THERES OUR WARNING. WE CAN TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND PREPARE OUR HEARTS SOULS N MINDS. FOR THESE THINGS CAN LEAD TO SUCCESS OR SIN. PRAY FOR WISDOM (NEVER PATIENCE FOR THE FASTEST WAY BUT HARDEST IS SERIOUS TRIALS AND LIKELY TRIBULATION. THAT USUALLY WAKES US UP AND WE GO TO HIM QUICK. REESTABLISHING OUR RELATIONSHIP. WISDOM SEES THESE THINGS COMING AND HAS PREPARED BEFORE THE ISSUE BECOMES A PROBLEM. NO ONE IS EXEMPT. I WAS ASKED WHY DOES GOD NOT HEAL ALL OUR ALIMENTS I TOLD HIM THAT IF GOD HEALED ALL CHRISTIANS. THE NON BELIEVER WOULD WANT JESUS FOR THE WRONG REASONS. 

    NO MATTER THE SIGN. IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO CHECK IN WITH OUR LORD AS HE IS THE ONE WHO PUT THOSE SIGNS OUT THERE. SO SEEK HIS FACE FOR THE PROPER RESPONSE PHYSICALLY EMOTIONALLY AND ESPECIALLY SPIRITUALLY. *MATTHEW 20:20 JESUS TELLS US *ACTS 1:8. STATES THAT NO MATTER HOW THE THESE THINGS SHOW UP HE IS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP US RISE TO THE OCCASION WITHOUT FEAR TO EXPERIENCE SUCH THINGS. THIS IS ALSO DESIGNED TO DRAW US CLOSER TO HIM. DEPENDENCE RELIANCE ARE ALWAYS WONDERFUL TOOLS TO USE. HE HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO NOT BE A VICTIM BUT RATHER  VICTORIOUS OVER OUR CIRCUMSTANCES. HE WANTS TO BUILD OUR STRENGTH TO STAND AGAINST THE THINGS THAT ARE COMING. IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO HOW OTHERS SEE US DEAL WITH THE SAME TRIALS N TRIBULATIONS. DO WE SHINE JESUS LIGHT OR FALL TO OUR OWN UNDERSTANDING ( SIN)  SEE WE ARE BEING WATCHED BY BOTH BELIEVERS N NON BELIEVERS TO SEE IF THE POWER OF GOD IS ACTIVE. OR DO WE ACT DO SAY THE SAMEWAY THEY DO. POWERLESS BY CHOICE WE BRCOME THE VICTIM. EVEN SO JESUS WILL ALWAYS COME TOTHE RESCUE. 

    JESUS SAID YOU CAN TELL THE SIGNS OF THE SEASON BUT DO NOT KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS. JESUS PUT SIGNS OUT THERE. BE WISE LIKE JOSHUA   HE AND HIS FAMILY FOLLOWED GODS LAWS. THE NATION OF ISREAL SAW THAT AND FOLLOWED HIM JUST FOR THAT REASON. 

    THANK YOU ALL FOR STOPPING BY. I DO APPRECIATE ALL YOU AND YOUR FAITHFULNESS TO MY POSTS. I AM AMAZED ANYONE WOULD WANT TO READ MY THOUGHTS. GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 166 posts
    January 20, 2023 7:48 AM EST

                                                           SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

     

                                                               ROAD SIGNS 

     

    TODAYS ROAD SIGN WILL HAVE TO DO WITH BEING IN AND WITHIN FELLOWSHIP OF OTHER BELIEVERS. 

    SCRIPTURES EXODUS 20:8. 

    THE SIGN WE ARE LOOKING AT IS *MERGE*

    THIS VERSE AND ROAD SIGN POINTS DIRECTLY AT THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WITH OTHER BELIEVERS. NOT JUST IN FELLOWSHIP WHIICH HAPPENS WHENEVER WE ARE WITH OTHERS WHO ARE GODS CHILDREN. BUT IT SPEAKS OF GATHERING IN A PLACE OF WORSHIP

    WHY DO I NEED TO GO TO A PLACE OF WORSHIP WHEN I CAN EXPERIENCE GOD RITE IN MY HOME? GREAT QUESTION. YES YOU CAN EXPERIENCE GOD ANYWHERE. HOWEVER THERE ARE GREAT BENEFITS IN COMING TO YOUR LOCAL PLACE OF BELIEF. 

    1) WE GET FEAD THE WORD FROM OUR LEADERS THAT WE MUST TRUST ARE HEARING FROM GOD 

    2) YOU CAN JOIN IN KINGDOM BUILDING AS YOU PLUG INTO THE LOCAL PLACE OF WORSHIP BY USING YOUR GIFT. 

    3) WE GET TO SOW INTO THE MINISTRY. THIS IS IMPORTANT ON FEW FRONTS. ONE YOU BUY INTO THE MINISTRY WHEN YOU TITHE. YOU HAVE INVESTED INTEREST IN IT SUCCEEDING. SECOND YOU AFE HONORING GOD BY YOUR GIVING. 

    4)GATHERING IN GODS PRESENCE WITH THE RITE ATTITUDE GOD BEGINS TO MOVE YOU FROM JUST JUSTIFICATION TO SANCTIFICATION (MAKING YOU HOLY)  

    5)OFTEN WE WILL SEE GOD AT WORK WITHIN OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP. 

    6) ACCOUNTABILITY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. WE KNOW THAT GOD SEES ALL AND OFTEN USES OTHERS TO HELP US OVER COME ANY TRANSGRESSIONS OR PREVENT SUCH ISSUES FROM COMING INTO PLAY. 

    7) WE GROW INTO A PLACE WHERE WE HONOR GOD BY OUR ACTIONS. WE ALSO DEVELOP OUR BEGINNINGS OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS I HAVE WITH GOD. THAT WILL COME WITH WHERE YOU ARE INVOLVED IN KINGDOM WORK.  OUR ULTIMATE RELATIONSHIP IS THE LOVE RELATIONSHIP GOD SO DESIRES FOR US. 

    8)SIMPLY PUT AS JESUS SPOKE CLEARLY. MY FATHERS HOUSE IS A PLACE OF PRAYER. WHERE THERE IS PRAYER THERE IS HEALINGS THERE ARE MIRACLES. ALL FOR YOU TO SEE BE APART OF AND GROW IN YOUR FAITH. 

    9) YES THERE IS CLOSE MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS THAT DEVELOP WITHIN OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP THESE TYPES OF RELATIONSHIPS ARE BENEFICIAL TO KEEP US ENCOURAGED PICK US UP WHEN DOWN ANC SPUR US ON ONCE WE HAVE GOTTEN OUR FEET BACK UNDER US. 

    I AM VERY SURE YOU CAN COME UP WITH REASONS TO MERGE. WHEN WE TRAVEL AND SEE THE SIGN TO MERGE AND IGNOR IT. WELL IT COMES AT A RISK. THAT RISK COULD HAVE TO HIGH OF A PRICE TO YOU AND OTHERS. THE SIGN IS THERE FOR A PURPOSE SO TRAFFIC CAN MOVE SMOOTHLY. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS ACTION BY DRIVING RITE UP TO THE END OF THEIR LANE AND FORCE THEIR WAY BACK INTO TRAFFIC. OF COURCE IT IS UPSETTING. WHAT HAPPENS WE ARE HUNG UP BACK IN TRAFFIC BECAUSE OTHERS DID NOT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. WHEN WE MERGE INTO OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP WITH RITE ATTITUDE AND IT IS YOUR DESIRED PLACE TO BE WHEN OPEN THINGS GO SO MUCH BETTER FOR US. IT ALSO EDIFIES OTHER BELIEVERS OR INSPIRES OTHER BELIEVERS TO STEP INTO THEIR CALLING. LASTLY DEVINE APPOINTMENTS. SO YOU DO NOT THINK THEY ACTUALLY HAPPEN. WELL WHAT OF YOUR SALVATION. MOST OF THEM TAKE PLACE THERE. HOWEVER IT WAS NOT DESIGNED THAT WAY. I CAN SPEAK FROM FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE THAT THERE ARE *DEVINE APPOINTMENTS*  IF YOU GONTO THE TESTIMONIAL PAGE AND READ INTERVENTION YOU CAN FIND THE STORY OF HOW I MEANT MY WIFE THERE. NOT ACTUALLY EXPECTING THAT TO HAPPEN. ACTUALLY I WAS QUITE LIKE MOST. I FELT SUCH THINGS WERE ONLY FOUND ON MISSIONARY MINISTRY. I WAS WRONG. 

    THANK YOU FOR COMING BY TO SHARE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME HERE WITH ME. WHENI RETURN WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE ROAD SIGN TURN RIGHT/LEFT. UNTIL THEN. GODS SPEED. 

    BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 166 posts
    January 27, 2023 9:11 PM EST

                                                          SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

     

                                                               ROAD SIGNS 

     

    TODAYS ROAD SIGN WE WILL LOOK AT. RIGHT TURN LEFT TURN. 

    SCRIPTURES FOR TODAYS RS. JOSHUA 22:5. 23:15 

    THIS IS SOME WHAT AS THE STOP SIGN. HOWEVER BY KNOW WE HAVE BEEN MOVING FORWARD ON OUR JOURNEY. SO THIS IS HAS MORE TO DO WITH PREPARATION FOR THE TURN YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE. THIS IS THE PREVERBAL T IN THE ROAD. YOU WILL NEED TO STOP ONLY TO MAKE THE TURN YOU NOW KNOW THROUGH THE PREPARATION. FIRST PART OF THAT PREPARATION WAS YOUR PAST. YOU HAVE LEARNED MUCH ALONG THE WAY. SO YOUR BUILDING UPON THOSE EXPERIENCES. THE OTHER PARTS TO COMING TO YOUR CHOICE. 1) MAKE  SURE YOU KEEP THE DAY OF WORSHIP HOLY. FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHERS, THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN AND SHOULD BE SEEKING GUIDANCE FROM OTHER MORE MATURE BROTHERS N SISTERS 2) THE STUDY OF THE WORD IN THE PAST WILL EITHER CONFIRM TO YOU THAT YOUR ON THE RIGHT PATH/DIRECTION.3)  THEN IT MAY BE A WORD YOU RECEIVED WHILE IN YOUR DAILY STUDY. (BOTH  TURNS HAVE CONSEQUENCES) THAT MAY CONFIRM YOUR CHOICE WAS THE CORRECT DIRECTION.4) AS ALWAYS PRAYER FASTING AND MEDITATION ARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL TOOLS THAT WILL ALSO SPEAK TO YOU.

    STAYING GOD CENTERED IS WHAT MAKES THIS TURN COME NATURALLY. HOWEVER ONE MUST ALWAYS HUNGER AND THIRST FOR MORE OF GOD. REMEMBERING JESUS IS MOVING ON EVERYDAY. STAYING WHERE WE ARE SPIRITUALLY WON’T KEEP ME PURSUING BEING IN A GOD CENTERED RELATIONSHIP. NO ONE WILL BE ALWAYS DIRECTLY IN THE CENTER OF GODS WILLA AT ALL TIMES. YET ONE CAN BE CLOSE AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO NOT STAY STILL YOU WILL FIND DAYS YOUR SPOT ON MOST DAYS REAL CLOSE. IT IS THAT PURSUIT THAT DESIRE THE HUNGER FOR MORE OF GOD THAT YOU WANT TO HAVE, IS A PRETTY GOOD WAY TO KNOW WHICH DIRECTION GOD WILL HAVE YOU TAKE. 

    LOOK AT JOSHUA. HE TOLD THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY TAUGHT THIS NEW GENERATION OF THE LAW. HE ALSO SET THE EXAMPLE BY KEEPING THE LAW. THE WHOLE FUTURE OF ISREAL DEPENDED ON EVERYONE FOLLOWING JOSHUA’S EXAMPLE. THEY WOULD ALSO SEE HOW GOD BLESSED JOSHUA BECAUSE OF HIS AND HIS FAMILY SERVED THE LORD.  WHEN HE WOULD COME UP ON A NEW CITY TO CONQUER HE DID THE PRAYS THE SACRIFICES THE MEDITATIONS. HENCE EVERY TIME HE AND ISREAL WON. HOWEVER THEIR WAS ONE TIME HE TOOK THINGS INTO HIS OWN HANDS.HE MADE A TREATY WITH A CITY ONLY TO HAVE BEEN TRICKED. WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OUTCOMES. JOSHUA N GOD JOSHUA N NO GOD. WITH GOD HE MADE ALL THE RITE TURNS. THE ONLY TIME IT WENT WRING IS WHEN HE LEANED ON HIS OWN UNDERSTANDING. WE MUST KEEP OUR FAITH STRONG FOR THE SAME REASONS PERSONALLY AND OTHERS WHO ARE WATCHING.  THESE TURNS AND THE PREPARATION FOR THEM WILL SERVE YOU WELL FOR THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN YOU WILL FACE A *CRISIS OF BELIEF* AT THAT TIME YOU WILL NEED AN ANSWER IMMEDIATELY TO KNOW WHAT DIRECTION YOU WILL NEED TO GO. THERE WILL BE NO TIME TO LEARN OR. STUDY. ALL YOUR SPIRITUAL  DISCIPLINES WOULD NEED TO BE FULLY FUNCTIONAL. THIS COME THROUGH THE PREPARATION FOR THE TURN. IT WILL BECOME FIRST NATURE NOT SECOND NATURE. 

    MAY THIS POST FIND YOU DOING WELL. MY PRAYER THAT GOD POURS OUT MORE GRACE N MERCY UPON YOU AND YOURS. I WILL BE BACK IN A WEEK OR LESS I HOPE. UNTIL THEN. GODS SPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 

    • 166 posts
    February 4, 2023 9:19 AM EST

                                                          SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

     

                                                              ROAD SIGNS 

     

    TODAY WE WILL LOOK AT *FALLEN ROCK ZONE. 

    SCRIPTURES 23 PSALMS 

    I AM SURE YOU HAVE ALL AT ONE TIME DRIVEN INTO ONE OF THESE SECTIONS OF ROAD. FOR ME PENNSYLVANIA. IN THE PHYSICAL REALM THERE ARE THINGS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT AS YOU GO FORTH. WHERE IS YOU DANGER COMING FROM. WELL ABOVE AND FOR THE MOST PART IT IS NOT THAT BIG A THING. HOWEVER IF YOUR NOT PAYING ATTENTION IF N OR WHEN IT HAPPENS ANY A NUMBER OF BAD THINGS COULD COME TO PASS. YET IF YOU ARE PAYING MIND THEN THERES A GOOD POSSIBILITY YOU WILL MISS MOST IF NOT ALL THE DEBRIS. THERE IS ALSO THE VERY, ACTUALLY WAY MORE LIKELY POSSIBILITY THE ROCK SLIDE ALREADY HAPPENED AND YOU ARE COMING ROUND THE CURVE ONLY TO SEE THIS PROBLEM. THERES AN SAYING THEY USE IN THE ARMED SERVICES. *STAY ALERT STAY ALIVE* SAME PREMISE HERE. IF YOU ALRERT YOU WILL STAY ALIVE. THIS PART OF YOUR JOURNEY IN THE PHYSICAL WILL BE NON EVENTFUL. IT WAS JUST PART OF YOUR TRIP. 

    IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM THIS EVENT IS MUCH MORE LIKELY TO HAPPEN ESPECIALLY IF YOUR ACTIVE IN KINGDOM BUILDING. HOWEVER MORE TIMES THEN NOT FOR THE KINGDOM WORKER OR THE KINGDOM OBSERVER THIS USELY COMES INTO PLAY WHEN WE DEVIATED FROM GODS PLAN. THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF REASONS WE STRAY. I CAN NOT LIST THEM ALL BUT HERES A FEW. YOU GOT DISCOURAGED. YOU GAVE INTO TEMPTATION. YOU GAVE UP DISOBEDIENCE. YOU WERE NOT INTERESTED IN THE DIRECTION YOU WERE HEADING. ITS TO HARD. GOD DOES NOT UNDERSTAND. JUST TO MENTION A FEW.NOW YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE VALLEY OF SHADOW OF DEATH. YOUR HERE BECAUSE. YOU MADE THE CHOICE TO LEAVE THE FLOCK N OR DIRECTION HE HAD YOU UPON. ONCE HERE YOU REALIZE THIS ISNT ZION BUT A DEADLY DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE. WHERE DOES YOU TROUBLE COME FROM. WELL IRONICALLY FROM ABOVE. MOUNTAIN LIONS BIRDS OF PRAY. EVEN FALLEN ROCK ARE YOU DEEPEST CONCERNS. YOUR NO LONGER LOOKING WHERE YOUR GOING BUT RATHER WHAT IS COMING. AT THIS POINT YOU EITHER PROCEED WITHOUT ANY CONCERN CARE OR FEAR OR BE PARALYZED IN FEAR. YOU THEN LOOK FOR DELIVERANCE. THAT COMES FROM ABOVE ALSO. HES COME TOTALLY PREPARED TO RESCUE YOU. HE BRINGS HIS STAFF. THAT IS USED TO REACH OUT ON A CLIFF TO HOOK ONES NECK AND GUIDE THEM BACK TO HIM. NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU TRAVEL AWAY FROM JESUS HE IS ONLY A PRAYER AWAY. REMEMBER 99% OF THE TIME THIS WAS YOUR CHOICE. VERY SELDOM DOES HE LEAD YOU TO SUCH A PLACE. YET IF HE DOES YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW TO UNDERSTANDING WHAT HE IS TRYING TO SHOW US. THIS IS A LESSON TAUGHT NOT LEARNED. WHEN YOU STRAY AND HAVE BEEN RESCUED THEN YOU LEARNED THINGS. HOPEFULLY TO NOT WONDER OFF,AS WELL AS THINGS YOU ONLY WILL SEE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE FROM YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. WHAT YOU LEARN WILL BE PAINFUL IN SOME KIND OF ASPECT. WHAT YOU TAUGHT WILL NOT BE PAINFUL ENLIGHTENING BUT NOT PAINFUL SO AS YOU HEAD DOWN YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY ROAD BE SURE TO STAY FOCUSED STAY CLOSE TO THE LORD. THIS WILL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEARNING AND BEING TAUGHT TO YOU FROM THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT PUT YOU IN THE FALLEN ROCK ZONE 

    WE ARE ALMOST DONE WITH OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY POSTS. IDK WHAT IF ANYTHING I WILL MOVE UNTO. I AM PRAYING WEATHER THE LORD WOULD LEAD ME TO ANOTHER TOPIC. IT WOULD HAVE TO BE MORE POPULAR THEN MOST OF MY POSTS. I DO NOT WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME IF I CAN NOT COME UP SOMETHING THAT DRAWS US TOGETHER THEN LIKELY I WILL PASS. EITHER WAY ONCE I CONCLUDE THIS TOPIC I WILL HOPEFULLY HEARD FROM HIM AND HAVE A TOPIC. (IF ANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE A PARTICULAR SUBJECT LET ME KNOW AND I WILL POST ON IT AS SOON AS I GET THE DOWNLOAD FROM ABOVE. UNTIL THEN WE STILL HAVE INTERVENTION THAT YOU CAN READ A POST YOURSELVES. UNTIL NEXT TIME. GODS SPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD