Faithful Over A Few Things

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BE NOT DECEIVED!

This is from a message that I had heard at Victoria Christian Center, in Tulsa, Oklahoma:

TEST YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP, THESE ARE THE BASICS

IF WHERE YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP DOES NOT PRACTICE THESE THINGS, THEN YOU NEED TO ASK WHY NOT.

GOING AFTER THE LOST

RESPECT THE REST OF THE BODY OF CHRIST

HAVE A SPIRIT OF PRAYER

SPEAK THE TRUTH

HELP THE POOR

REACHING OUT (MISSIONS)

YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT.

MATTHEW 25:13-29

Matthew 25:13: Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 25:14: For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
Matthew 25:15: And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Matthew 25:16: Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
Matthew 25:17: And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
Matthew 25:18: But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
Matthew 25:19: After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
Matthew 25:20: And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
Matthew 25:21: His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matthew 25:22: He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
Matthew 25:23: His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matthew 25:24: Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
Matthew 25:25: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Matthew 25:26: His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Matthew 25:27: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Matthew 25:28: Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
Matthew 25:29: For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

 

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11

2 Corinthians 9:6: But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:7: Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:8: And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2 Corinthians 9:9: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
2 Corinthians 9:10: Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
2 Corinthians 9:11: Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

GENESIS 14:18: And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

EL-SHADAI- MORE THAN ENOUGH

El-Shaddai means God Almighty. El points to the power of God Himself. Shaddai seems to be derived from another word meaning breast, which implies that Shaddai signifies one who nourishes, supplies, and satisfies. It is God as El who helps, but it is God as Shaddai who abundantly blesses with all manner of blessings.

HAGGAI 2:3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory?  and how do ye see it now?  is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?

Psalms:24:1: The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

ACTS 20:27,29,30

Acts 20:27: For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Ac:20:29: For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Ac:20:30: Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

OBADIAH 3 1:3: The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

2 TIMOTHY 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

2 TIMOTHY 3

2 Timothy 3:1: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 Timothy 3:2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Timothy 3:4: Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 3:5: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2 Timothy 3:6: For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
2 Timothy 3:7: Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:8: Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
2 Timothy 3:9: But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
2 Timothy 3:10: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
2 Timothy 3:11: Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2 Timothy 3:12: Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2 Timothy 3:13: But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2 Timothy 3:14: But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2 Timothy 3:15: And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:17: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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SOMETHINGS;:I HAVE LEARNED;  SO FAR!

Be Obedient

Isaiah 1:19: If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

Pray, Listen, Obey

Obey God at all cost!

Take God at His Word

Barbara does not and will not ever know it all!!!!!

1 Thessalonians 5:18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Destroy generational curses

Don’t ever become bitter. 1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing. If you ever get to the point you can’t pray; you really, really need God to help you; as we all do!!!

1 John 3:14: We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

My ultimate goal is:

Matthew 25:23: His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Never stop learning; keep an open mind

satan is my enemy; not my Sister, Brother or my Children; satan can and will use whoever allows him/her to use them. Luke 22:21: But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.

I have been dipped!!! Thank God

2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

1 John 4:6: We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Don’t go backwards. Don’t return to what God has delivered you from!

1 Corinthians 11:28: But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

Realize that God is God; people are going to be people! Don’t expect them to be God!

Ecclesiastes 5:1: Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Don’t be afraid to turn the T.V. off and listen to God. Sometimes; spend time intentional with Him. Just the two of you!

Pray daily! More; than once if required!

My Bible doesn’t tell me to like anyone. We must Love one another; we also must forgive to be forgiven. Don’t allow anyone other than God to control you!

The Bait of satan is offence

Proverb 4:27: Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

How do I treat my enemy?

Matthew 5:44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Luke 6:28: Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

John 17:9: I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

Get over what people think and what I think. It is what God says!!!

Anger is not the issue; it is what I do with it! Any anger you will not control; will control you. We all get angry! Deuteronomy 32:22: For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Ephesians 4:26: Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Be the Mature person in the situation; regardless of the situation. (Age has nothing to do with it)

Pray about everything and everybody.

Philippians 4:6: Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Anything I will not confront; I will not deal with; including me and my issues!

There was an Earthquake in my Life. Everything in my life that was not founded upon Jesus was taken away and removed.

Currently; my Soul, Spirit and Body are in agreement. My flesh no longer rules!!

1 Thessalonians 5:23: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

There are some things that are just between God and I.

2 Timothy 4:3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

1 Thessalonians 5:20: Despise not prophesyings.

1 Peter 2:11: Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

1 Peter 2:12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Acts 15:20: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

I have to take authority over my flesh; scripture tells me that my tongue I can’t tame. With God’s help; I can starve my flesh. Remember, whatever part of your body you/I feed the most; will be the strongest. I have no books, magazines that would detour me from God! I don’t watch R-rated or X-rated movies. I watch lots of TBN, those channels, tapes and CD’s. I watched the Passion once. I have the movie on CD; I’ve not been able to watch it again. (It is heartbreaking). I don’t watch scary movies. I have enough imagination all by myself! If I don’t look at something; why have it around! Sometimes; we can make things more difficult for ourselves! Now the stuff they show on TV; should be rated R and some of it should be X-rated. There are some things; I did not allow my children to see. We did not watch the Simpsons. Some things do not show good examples! I believe that as parents; we have a responsibilty that God has entrusted us with precious lives!

I desperately seek God!

I must be careful what I allow in my eye gates, my ear gates and I must watch my mouth:

I have set forth to please my God. I must make the right choices!

I am no spring chicken nor am I a baby Christian.

God is my Master. Anything He tells me not to do it is for my good and For His Glory! I am still learning. There are some things that I knew intellectually. Until My Sprit, Body and Soul could come together. I took God for granted. I’m being real. I can’t tell you from the aspect of a perfect child. I can tell you as someone that has personally experienced God’s Grace and Mercy. I just believe there are some things that do not become real to us; until we experience them. Im here to tell you. It is possible to learn from listening. I did not have anyone to share these things with me. I guarantee you; if you follow God’s word, He will teach you.

Just know; because you follow God’s word; it does not exempt you from problems. Most of my suffering has come from learning how to wait on God. In all that I have been through physically. It has not been the Physical pain that I have suffered. It has been the emotional and mental anguish. Maybe it’s just me.

God has been with me through the things I’ve been through. Oh yeah, now childbearing was not a picnic. God has a way of healing that pain. (Smile). God will heal you where you hurt! I’m a witness! Out of the five children. The longest I was in labor was four hours. Maybe that’s why I had so many! (Smile) “But My God”

I have a new enjoyment, love and appreciation for my children. We must realize that our children are people as well. They don’t have to do anything for us. I had a conversation with someone today. Please don’t ever take anyone for granted!! Ever!

There are a number of things that I learned after the stroke. I am just being real. See if you can learn them without having to go through what I did! However;

Hebrews 5:8: Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Don’t lose your sweetness!

Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Just as God; has extened Grace and Mercy to me! Extend Grace and Mercy to someone else. None of us deserves it; we surely can’t pay for it!!

Remember; what your parents taught you; always say Please and Thank you!

I will never forget the elderly lady in Florida told me “Baby it is a suffering way”. I did not know her matter of fact she hugged me while she told me. I just believe that God strategically places people in our lives as well as

Hebrews 13:2: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

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Nothing Else Matters

Where I spend eternity is my focus. At the end of this life’s journey. I will live again. I am choosing everyday where I will spend eternity. I am writing my obituary daily!

Matthew 25:21: His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

When I reached the age of forty, I stopped being concerned about what people thought of me, at fifty I REALLY DIDN’T CARE. Now, the Lord has taught me to get over what people think, yet love them. It does not mean I become a door mat nor let people abuse me. It does mean that I love you with the love of God. We can’t help people that don’t want to be helped. Whether people believe me or not, it is their choice. I have nothing to prove or disapprove to anyone.

I don’t apologize for the truth. (The Word of God). Once God gives me what to say from his Word, it is up to that person whether He/She receives it or not.

In a dream God spoke to me because I was so concerned about hurting people’s feeling. God told me just speak what he has told me and leave the rest to him. I have no Heaven nor Hell to put anyone in. We are each responsible for our own actions. Just Pray and think before you speak or act.

No, I am not planning to leave any time soon. I do a daily check to examine my self to see where I am in the faith. I don’t want to ever take God nor anyone else in my Life for granted again.

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