Archive for God’s Favor

What Chores?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

by my Guest Blogger and Husband, Charles E. Miller II :)         

Friends do you recall being left a list of chores by your parents with the instruction that those chores were to be completed before your parents came home from work?

Did you ever squander those precious few hours after school playing, sleeping, watching what little after school TV was on back then?  Do you recall looking at the old clock in the kitchen or the earliest version of a digital clock radio (with the flip numerals and knobs) and panicking because you knew you had only minutes before your parents would be pulling into your driveway and YOU HAD NOT EVEN STARTED YOUR CHORES???

Remember that feeling of panic and the mega-hyper-speed you attempted to complete that list of assignments left by the folks?  Were you motivated by the fear of the wrath to come if those chores were left undone? 

Guess what?  

Jesus is coming imminently and He too has left us with a “chore list” which is short and simple: “tell those around you about me and the free gift I have for them called salvation.  It’s important they know of the options they have, it’s really GOOD NEWS!

Have you been wasting time trying to squeeze in all your agenda and just a few things that seem important then  I’ll get started on my “chores”?  Hey, Jesus’ return is imminent and while His love exceeds any love our parents might have for us, so does His wrath!  

Get your work done, He is just about in the driveway and now might be a good time for us to hit the hyper-speed button and get focused and share the Good News that our friends have eternal options with a God that loves them!

CONNECT & REFLECT:  Don’t wait!  Look in the driveway!

Matthew 24:35-37 (NIV)

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Day and Hour Unknown

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[a] but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

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God’s Favor ~ May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

“If you are Upright (in right standing with God)…you are His favorite”

Do you have a favorite song?  What about a favorite place?  Or a favorite car?  I’m sure you have a favorite food, shirt, hat and color! lol lol   We all do.

Now just what makes those items or places our favorite?  Hmm?  Maybe they bring us pleasure.  Maybe we enjoy great times of fellowship.  Maybe it is “just because”.   I think that’s what God is saying.  You are His favorite…because you bring Him pleasure.  You are His favorite…because He enjoys your fellowship.  Maybe you are His favorite…”just because”!

Being upright (righteous and in right standing with God) is so worth having His favor.  Favor, means to prefer or have partiality to.  It means gracious kindness, or having special privileges granted.  That’s what I’m talking about!  Favor with God!

CONNECT & REFLECT:  God’s favor supersedes any approval by man.  Don’t ever forget that!

Proverbs 14:9 (AMP)

  • Fools make a mock of sin and sin mocks the fools [who are its victims; a sin offering made by them only mocks them, bringing them disappointment and disfavor], but among the upright there is the favor of God.

 

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