What Shall We Do? ~ SoS Saturday

What Shall We Do

We have a little sister,
And she has no breasts;
What shall we do for our sister
On the day when she is spoken for?

Song of Songs 8:8 NASB

Compassion

Have you ever been in a time of worship, basking in the presence of the Lord, enjoying His embrace and found yourself interceding for the body?

The Lord has been telling His bride of His love for her in verses six and seven. As she soaks in His love, something stirs in her heart.

Her heart goes to her little sister, her immature sister.

She is not impatient with this immature believer. She knows, from her own walk, the time before love for the Shepherd King had captivated her. She remembers the days past when  she knew not the sweet kisses of His word. She looks back at her life before she had the twin beauties of love and faith in operation, before her Lover had marked her with by His own twin virtures of grace and truth.

The maturity of her faith draws her into compassion for those who are too young for meat, those who need the milk of the word.

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Meet Your Maker – The Good Shepherd

Sunny Sheep Pastures near KingstonMany people in the world have heard of Jesus, but have a wrong impression about who He is and what He came to do. They don’t really know much about His love or acceptance. They don’t believe He can heal and restore. And they certainly don’t see him as a rescuer. From their perspective, they believe He just comes from ‘up there somewhere’ to point out their errors and tell them how much of a failure they are.

That’s unfortunately not just the attitude of unbelievers.  Be honest.  When you make a big mistake, how do you think Jesus responds?  Do you think of Him as your encourager?  Your rescuer? Ready to take you by the hand to pull you up and dust you off?  Or do you imagine Him with folded arms and a disapproving look, just waiting to crush you with biggest load of negative consequences possible? Could it be that you believe your failures cause Christ to be disappointed in you most of the time?

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WE GET OLD SOON ENOUGH AND SMART AS WE GONNA BE

Who was it that said ; “We get too soon old -too late smart?’

Don’t bother looking it up.  Apparently no one makes claim to it, and it certainly wasn’t me.

A Dr. Livingston, psychiatrist, did write a book of that name. Obviously he has spent his life discussing the different takes on the subject, and has witnessed the pitiful truth that some people come to the end of their lives with amazing regret and recrimination, We see the shoulda-coulda syndrome manifest itself in the lives of those who had never come to grips with the fact that what is done is done, and they could never have been Einstein, even if God had decided that we could play things over, and that we could be anyone other that who or what He intended us to be; then that pessimism had some chance to be productive.

One of the great quotes in Livingston’s book has to do with our role as mentors and it is as follows; ” the primary goal of parenting, beyond keeping our children safe and loved, is to convey to them a sense that it is possible to be happy in an uncertain world, to give them hope. We do this, of course by example more than anything we say to them. If we can demonstrate in our own lives the qualities of commitment, determination and optimism, then we have done our jobs.”

I debated with myself that I should reveal things of a very personal nature, that I should come off as prideful or promoting. But, here is is; my best (perhaps the only concrete witness) of how this can work. But for my daughter, Christa’s open and loving nature, I would not have this statement on my wall beside me:   Part of a larger declaration made as she became 60 years old, goes as follows; ” You are an inspiration and you make me want to dig down deep and figure out what God has in store for me.  I am so proud that you are my Dad !!!!”

Who would want more to provide some assurance that a child got the message? We all know that our responsibilities lie beyond that of our children. Those about us in everyday connections just might envision the same Spirit working in us.

Life is not short unless me make it so, If we are to be “smart” sooner or later depends upon whether we model precepts that can help direct the course of someone else’s life in God’s direction.

A short quote of Livingston settles it this way; So here’s  the role of time, patience, and  reflection. If we believe it is better to build than destroy, better live and let live, better to be than be seen, then we might have a chance to find a satisfying way through life, this flickering consciousness between great silences”. And that consciousness is not our own!

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Missions – FAQs – Mission Trip Devotions

Finding Mission Trip Devotions

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Urdu Blog No:200 – Different types of prayer

Urdu Blog No. 200 – Different types of prayer

Do you know the different types of prayer you can be engaged in? Each type for a different purpose. Are you effective in prayer? Learn about prayer and encourage yourself to talk with the Lord.

http://ptl2010.com/2013/07/14/faith-child-what-are-the-different-types-of-prayer/

Share the experience of prayer in Urdu with your family, friends and associates.

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Nuggets – A Righteous Desire

A Righteous Desire
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness.” (Matthew 6:33)

The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were quite “religious” in their behavior, but our Lord often took them to task because “all their works they do for to be seen of men” (Matthew 23:5).

God’s Kingdom Is First Priority: The Lord’s admonition in our text was given to focus His followers beyond the “ordinary” desires and needs of their physical existence. We are expected to “look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18). As promised, when we are rightly focused, “all these other things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

Yielded to Righteousness: We become “servants” of those things that we “obey.” We obey that which we have “yielded” ourselves to (Romans 6:16). It is not possible to “serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24). Our “members” (our physical bodies) can either become “instruments” (weapons) of ungodliness or of righteousness (Romans 6:13). We either “walk” after the Spirit or after the flesh (Romans 8:1).

Doggedly Pursue Godliness: “But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness” (1 Timothy 6:11). Even though our “new man” longs for righteousness, and we consciously yield ourselves to seek and serve God’s kingdom, “with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin” (Romans 7:25).

We must never become slack in our diligence. “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12). HMM

From the Institute for Creation Research

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Encourage One Another-Light Shines In the Darkness

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The light shines in the darkness
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Bible Daily Devotional – Isaiah 30 – Betting on the wrong horse

Betting on the wrong horse: Isaiah 30

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Today’s reading: Isaiah 28-30.

When trouble shows up at your doorstep, there are a limited number of ways to react.

  • You can try to handle it alone.
  • You can ask someone for help.
  • You can ignore the problem (for a while).
  • You can try to run.
  • You can worry.

There may be a few other possibilities, but these were the main categories that were available for the people of Jerusalem and Judah as they faced a major problem. The Assyrian army had defeated Israel and was flooding their country. They recognized they needed help, but they looked for help in the wrong place. They turned to Egypt instead of the LORD. They looked for natural rather than supernatural aid. They wanted help they could see rather than the invisible hand of God. They didn’t want to wait on God; they wanted to do something now. So they sent their ambassadors off to Egypt, but God chastised them.

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’ Therefore you will flee! You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’ Therefore your pursuers will be swift!” Isaiah 30:15-16

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#97 Oh the blessing of instant information on the internet!

paul[1]The recollections and lists of times of suffering in 2 Corinthians are the words, not of a neurotic hypochondriac, nor of a cosseted self-indulged man who had never known pain, pressure or suffering. This was the apostle of Christ to the gentiles who had experienced suffering of the cruellest and most evil kind. He was an expert on the subject of suffering, and yet whilst in Macedonia he tells us that his body had no rest and that he was afflicted in every way. Combats (i.e. fights on the outside), and fears on the inside was how he explains his experiences in Macedonia, while moving towards Achaia (Southern Greece). I cannot in anyway assume violence from the apostle himself when he says, “Combats without,” but I am sure that there were many who treated him violently. This period in Macedonia was obviously fraught with incredible hardship. The intense suffering that Paul went through had become merely a normal day at the office. There was no end to his personal pain.

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Nuggets – Lord, we need You!

Listen and follow as   Christopher Ayers   leads us in intercessory prayer

May The Lord hear our prayer and  have mercy upon us.

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