1Pe 3:17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 1Pe 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Hos 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Sister candance and butero and Cletus , you all have been missed . Letters hands up mi amigo and let us all rejoice in the LORD . Cletus did a wonderful response on that post . As much joy as we have , let us also remain ever sharp and ready to defend the faith . IN fact let us exhort only more in the days ahead . It was a post on worthy that Cletus responded too . About the message GOD gave the seven churches . YES , GOD does say REPENT etc or else . AND its very good , that brother Cletus brought that reminder .
There is a lot to consider in that message. When it comes to doing something for God, the most important thing isn't the magnitude of the call, but obedience. There are people who are called to all sorts of ministries. It can be something as seemingly insignificant as being an usher, or a person that cleans a church, or someone who watches children in the nursery to the man who has a worldwide television ministry reaching millions. What matters most to the Lord is obedience.
If God calls me to be an administrator and Pastor over an internet ministry, and I decide that isn't good enough, and I attempt to start a physical church because I feel like I am not doing enough, that isn't going to please God. If I go further, and decide that a physical church isn't important enough, so I mortgage my home "in faith" to build a massive television studio, and then buy time on television so I can reach more people, the Lord isn't going to give his blessings to that. God wants us to do what he tells us to do. Just be the best you can be at the task he gives you. The Bible says that when we have done all God told us to do, say we are unprofitable servants. We have done our duty. It is out duty to obey. The man that runs the world-wide ministry is just a fellow servant working beside the usher or singer in a small church. The important thing is just to trust and obey God, whatever He says to do.
Candance mentioned how God doesn't usually spell out our future. How true that is. I will often get frustrated wanting to know how everything is going to turn out, because I know the Lord already knows. I had him tell me that He wants me to just get up each day and walk with Him. Go where He leads me, and I will be shown on a need to know basis what to do. That is not easy. Like Candance, I get clues or I get instructions for now, but I have no idea how things will turn out after I do what the Lord says. But the main thing is, we need to be obedient. That is greater to God than sacrifice, as King Saul found out the hard way when God rejected him from being King. Even when it comes to things like what message to bring week to week, the Lord reveals that to me. I just have to obey him. I can say within myself, I have a different message I think would be more important, but that wouldn't please God, and I don't know why He wants me to share what He gives me, just like Candance shares what she believes the Lord wants her to share. Don't ever feel like what you do doesn't matter. If it is what God says do, it matters.
Tabitha3319: If there are no prayer requests, I will thank God for this meeting.
Sept 16, 2021 18:58:38 GMT -5
Tabitha3319: Thank you, Lord for this opportunity to pray and praise You! Jesus, we love You!
Sept 16, 2021 18:59:09 GMT -5
Tabitha3319: Lord willing, we'll be back next Thursday at 7 pm eastern.
Sept 16, 2021 18:59:42 GMT -5
ohhello: Amen Tabitha to the prayers. Wonderful praises sister. Praise the Lord. Frienduff is having problems with his computer. Let’s keep praying and stay grounded in the Lord and our bibles.
Sept 17, 2021 14:49:43 GMT -5
Tabitha3319: Amen! Im sorry to hear Frienduff is having computer troubles.
Sept 17, 2021 14:57:09 GMT -5
John: Praise the Lord Jesus Christ for His goodness. Thank you Jesus for the stripes you bore for our healing. Thank you Jesus for dying for us on the cross that we can be saved and reconciled to the Heavenly Father.
Sept 17, 2021 17:17:53 GMT -5
John: You are worthy to be praised. You are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You are the Lord of the world and you are the Lord of Narrow Way Forums.
Sept 17, 2021 17:18:31 GMT -5
John: Thank you and praise you Heavenly Father for your faithfulness. Thank you that you loved the whole world so much, you sent your only begotten Son to this world that we can be saved.
Sept 17, 2021 17:20:15 GMT -5
John: It is hard to imagine that the God of all that exists would come to this world and allow His own creation to crucify Him, but that is exactly what you did. Thank you for showing such love to us, even though we do not deserve it.
Sept 17, 2021 17:21:38 GMT -5
John: Thank you Holy Spirit for leaving Heaven's splendor to come to this earth when the Lord returned to Heaven, to be our teacher, guide and Comforter. Thank you Holy Spirit for all that you do for us, including taking up residence in our earthly temples.
Sept 17, 2021 17:23:35 GMT -5
John: Thank you Holy Spirit for your presence here at Narrow Way Forums. Thank you for the power you give to your church, that allows us to overcome the devil. Thank you and praise you Holy Spirit.
Sept 17, 2021 17:24:18 GMT -5
John: Hallelujah. Praise and glory and honor to the Lamb of God that was slain and is risen. \ /
Sept 17, 2021 17:24:49 GMT -5
frienduff: John is here . Let all praise the Lord my friends .
Sept 17, 2021 17:27:47 GMT -5
frienduff: Its been fixed . Let the LORD be praised
Sept 17, 2021 17:28:09 GMT -5
frienduff: Let the peoples Of the Lord , PRAISE THE LORD .
Sept 17, 2021 17:32:58 GMT -5