It’s funny how easy we can love other’s, but the true love test shows its fruit with the one’s God places right in front of our eyes. That is where our memory chart begins. It’s like placing a cool thermometer in boiling hot water; and that is where we blow it! We begin measuring and weighing everything we have done for other’s. (Sacrifices) This is what the Lord means about judging others’ and that is wicked in the eyes of the Lord. (read Psalm 50) Jesus say’s what we measure on other’s will be measured on us. He also say’s not to place a yoke on other’s that you yourself are not willing to carry. Your opinion on how a person should live his life according to your standards is the spec in your own eyes, and you can’t see past yourself. You will only bring upon yourself the judgement of Jesus Christ, and He will prove Himself true in what He says about what is in your own heart.
This past week I learned a very hard lesson. I know how difficult it is to love. Especially when someone has wronged me; and worst of all when I felt as though I have been betrayed and the Lord wants me to Be Still and Know that He is God! That is the hard part, wanting to vindicate myself. Even if it is through other channels, such as "Gossip, mediums, and spirituals who whisper and mutter. (Isaiah 8:11-) Fear God! The Lord is our vindicator and He will judge according to His Righteousness, not ours!
The Lord said to me: "I have given you seed to plant on land that is dry. I will cause the seed to grow by watering it Myself. Your part is to cultivate the land and keep out the weeds. Stay far from the webs of worry, trust Me and thank Me in everything!
I thought, Wow Lord, that is awesome! So I began praising God for such a wonderful revelation; then came the test, and I’m sure by now you can guess who the plough was, yes, it was Jess again! He touched a very sensitive part of my heart and I broke down in tears. I was like a water faucet and I couldn’t stop crying. I made it to a back room and cried out to the Lord. I asked Jesus not to let Jess see me crying; and of course Jesus hid me from other’s so that they would not see me broken. But after all was well, Jess did not ask me if I was ok, and Meme reminded me of all my sacrifices to him and others’ as well. This is where the battle began. I knew that this was not of the Lord, I knew that accusations where from satan, and I called on the Name of the Lord, I called out to Jesus! Then I understood what He meant in the parable. The seed was love and the weeds were trying to choke out God’s love that flowed from my heart to others! Think about it, when you truly love someone, you never keep a chart on all the things you do for them; it just flows freely from your heart to theirs. Jesus is the Living Water that continually flows through you. Don’t block the flow.
Psalm 52: Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? 2 Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit. 3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. 4 You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue! 5 Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. 6The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at him, saying, 7"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!" 8 But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. I will praise you for ever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.
Matthew 12:25-37 Jesus says:
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If satan drives out satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29 "Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house. 30 "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters. 31And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 any who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or the age to come.
"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad for a tree is recognized by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
Can you count how many "Me, Myself and I’s are in this story?
MeMe the Widow and Joppa
under the Sickamee Tree
I was up late last night studying the bible
The apostle Paul spoke of giving up my rights.
It was a nice scripture and I meditated on that and stayed up
even later. So I slept in a little.
I thought maybe My husband would get up and
put a pot of coffee on, and hoped that maybe he would
get breakfast for Me. After all I was doing my Christian duty.
But he said he didn’t have time; and we were out of milk.
So I forced Myself out of bed and
headed to the nearest Circle K. There was only one gallon of milk.
A young mom with her three children was headed straight
toward that last gallon of milk, but I beat her.
I was there First! So I took it.
On my way to work as I was driving on the freeway, someone
Cut Me off! So I figure I would show him, that little old man in his Cadillac!
I high tailed after him and send him some words, and gave him, well I sure hope
he didn’t see the Christian Bumper Stickers all over my car.
I finally arrived to work and what is this! Someone is parking My Space!
“Oh that really made me mad, so I called the towing company and had that
little old ladies car towed away, “teach her not to be parking in My Space!
Well, “now I can finally get some work done.”
The boss walks in and asks me to do something that is way below My Job Title.
This was not what I agreed to in My Job Description!
I was so, so, “the thought of him asking Me to do something that was Menial”
Yes, that’s the word “Menial” he really hurt My ego!
Well anyway, I got through that. Finally the day is almost over. So I finally get out of that crazed office and head home.
“What’s this” that car didn’t yield! I had the Right of Way! Why didn’t she yield for Me!
These people today; I wish they would have read that Scripture, maybe they would have learned
something! “O Lord forgive all the people that offended Me today”
I needed to stop by the Church, I was expecting an answer from the Elders’ about My Ministry.
I Worked so hard Serving the Lord, maybe I will finally get My Own Ministry.
The nerve of them, they told Me I was needed more in the Nursery, or maybe I could serve
as a Greeter. I Worked hard serving the Lord, I deserve to have what I Want!
I know I will show them, I will just go to another Church, where I will be appreciated!
I stopped by the grocery store on My Way home.
It was getting late and I have a Bible Study to go to. I will be teaching about being a Servant. And what I studied last night about giving up My Rights.
I still had my grandmothers handicap sticker on my car. I will only be a minute. No one will notice.
“Sorry lady” after all I’m in a hurry! I have a Bible Study to go too!
After all I do have My Rights!
Thank you, for not giving me what I deserve. Thank you for sending Your Son to take my punishment. And teaching me what it really means to give up my rights to myself.
Father, I realize that every time I demand something from someone else, especially those who don’t know You and how great Your love is, I am degrading Your Great Name, and I become a stumbling block to other’s. So I give to Jesus my rights to myself, so that through Him Lord, You will be Glorified. Amen