Enabling means to make Unable –Teaching means Sharpen, By Karen Rowe Hope in Today Ministries, August 13, 2016


Good day to you dear readers.  I hope and pray all is well with you!  And, if not, that you have the grace to get through well!  In Jesus Name, I write to you to bring you a message from the Lord and a message that once again leaves me saying, God is good. God is good.  God is good!  Oh, the ever increasing Wisdom from God!  To God be the glory, because it is God whom is good and He loves us so!

As I listen to the Spirit of the Lord unveil this to me as I write to you today; I will be the first to testify, as if we get this message as from the Lord –We will never be the same; and we will pray more and more for everything!

On my mind has been a subject that affects this world in the deepest way!  There is a difference between helping and enabling.  Enabling the cripple (those who can do, but won’t), enabling the poor (those who can work, but won’t), enabling those who need more by making them unable to get more, because of a lack of knowledge that is heavy in this world!

Enabling makes Unable

Does this mean we don’t care?  Absolutely not –It means we love best and love more! If you have experienced this, then you can testify to this truth.  Jesus sets us free; and God has a method, standard and condition that we can’t lower; nor change, but God’s Truth, Way and LIFE is good and good for us whom believe.  Yet, will we follow?  And, the greatest question is, do we know how?

Offering a hand up is radically different than a hand out.  Prayer and faith is our authority to make a difference in this world.  I pray my faith makes a difference –I release this post up to God right now in Jesus Name; I pray this makes a difference in this world.

Jesus offered prayer; and a hand up in the authority that God has given to HIM in this world!  And, to us in Jesus Name.

The Pool of Bethesda
7“Sir,” replied the sick man, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred.

While I am on my way,

someone else goes in before me.”

8Then Jesus told him,

“Get up, pick up your mat, and walk.”

9Immediately the man was made well, and he picked up his mat

and began to walk.

Now this happened on the Sabbath day,…

What is God saying to us here?

Did Jesus give the man a dollar?  Or, the authority to Get up and Walk …

Enabling holds people down in a place they / we don’t belong.

Feeling sorry for people –when Jesus teaches according to our faith to ask, seek and knock… is not the power the helps -prayer and reproving in the Word of God does.  And, only as the Spirit of the Lord directs our words and our path in our assignments that are from God.  Be sure to know the will of the Lord, because God knows, some are not willing to change; and we can pray for them in our prayer closet.  The Spirit of the Lord will reveal all things to you and me who seek to know and understand how to apply the Wisdom God gives freely to those in Christ who ask; and we can know what the Lord’s will is for us to do.

Like that old Kenny Rogers song, you gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away and know when to run … NOW< In faith, we in Christ do not run in fear, but there are times, we are not assigned to certain things…know also when to walk away and pray in all things.

I am writing to you today, because God gave me this message to encourage you in your faith; and because I know it is emotionally hard / and impossible without faith to remain strong in the Lord at all times like these I am mentioning in our contacts and relationships with people –.

The other side of the Fence is Peace. Hope in Today Ministries, Aug 2016


all I could mutter in the Spirit of the Lord was

“Be Strong in the Lord.”

“Be strong in the Lord.”

“Be strong in the Lord.”

This message was SO strong, that was all I could hear!  And, I asked God, what is the rest of that Scripture?  And the Spirit living in me from God answered me at the end of yesterday, “and take courage, for the Lord God is with you.” 

Later, I heard,

“Be strong in the Lord

and mighty in His power!”

Today, I take courage to share this message with you, because I love people, and / yet, people are my biggest struggle.  Or, should I prefer to say, people challenge me to learn and grow in the Lord; so Praise God.  God loves us people!!!  I am one of them who is a struggle to another … but God is our God in Christ Jesus as one.

You know whom I am speaking to –Those in the family of God.

And, if you are reading this; and are not in the family / Kingdom of God yet; Would you please pause right now, and ask, seek, knock:   and tell Jesus you believe God’s testimony about His Son, Jesus Christ who died for you, was buried for you and was resurrected for you -That you believe Jesus lives for you right now to receive your new ability to understand these things God wants you and me to know about in the Salvation in the Lord.  God loves you –Believe on His Son and live with God!

So, I prefer today to say, thank you God I have grown and thank you Jesus for teaching me to pray!!!  Jesus said on the cross, “Father, Forgive them, for they no NOT what they do.”  And, so in this broken world so must we forgive!  And, we must, learn and grow in our knowledge –seeking understanding as God gives Wisdom graciously to those who ask!

Wisdom and Understanding

Must come together

to apply

our knowledge from God!!!

Praise God for this revelation!  Oh, the ever increasing Wisdom from God!  I am so grateful to Jesus!!!

Lord have mercy, there is so much knowledge we need in this broken world to survive well –after the miracle of knowing and believing on Jesus as our Savior and Lord.  I hope to share with you all the Lord helps me with, so as I can be of a good encouragement to you –to stand firm then, with the full armor of God –and the belt of truth buckled around your waist!

The Whole Armor of God | Ephesians 6:10-18 English Standard Version (ESV)  …You can change the version when you get there according to your faith.

Learning how to reach those who are content to be without, yet always in need; –when God offers so much more!

Oh, Lord help me speak this peace to those who are hurting in this world

–yes Lord, even those of us who are serving, (in fact whom I am writing to now to encourage in their faith) who are in need of Peace and JOY in the things that get us down (if we LET the troubles linger too long).

We, who serve, have to know and understand patience

–that there are those who are not going to change, but our message from the Lord is to be patient with them; and abide in love.  We must find that balance of truth and love –OTHERWISE, there is no balance; and not be too harsh that we forget how to let the love of God flow from the peace and joy we abide in; and yet still, not enable to make unable.

Oh, and there it is!!!

The ever increasing

Wisdom of God!!!

We must seek ye first the Kingdom of God and then the fruit of the Spirit will overflow –but 1st we must be filled ourselves with the knowledge and Wisdom of God; and with understanding!

I am sharing with you today as Iron sharpening Iron; and with the love of Jesus full in my heart that has been freed from these things!  Praise God!

Father I pray

Father I pray that you open the eyes of those who are reading this to see with your eyes and understand by your grace that it will be of a strength to them in the ways that you ordain –according to Your all-knowing knowledge and Will.  Open our eyes Lord!  Shine your light of knowledge into our minds to see!  Understanding that many are called, but few are willing to sacrifice their comfort and selfish desires to eat the loaf of bread that Jesus offers in this world.  Father, give us this day, our daily bread …

Please remember, I am not boasting in me –The Lord just delivered me!  My only boast is my testimony in the Lord Jesus and the love that I know in Christ; that the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus does set me free from the law of sin and death.  Praise God!

My praise to God is that

“in the morning” does come …

–If we “Be still” and muzzle that storm that rages inside of us; and Praise God with our seeking and honor God by our peace and love; and love that does renew our spirit and mind in the morning when we rise!  And, sometimes sooner!!!  Jesus SMILES to you …

freedom comes from giving and giving comes from God

Oh, if the Wisdom of God would reign in us and them that are in need (emotionally, physically, financially, family matters) to come to know and understand that freedom comes from giving and giving comes from God.  Seek ye 1st the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. Abide in love and we know that God is love.  Abide in love and you abide in God and God in those who abide in love.  “And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one (1 John 5:8, KJV).”

Yet, the world doesn’t understand the Wisdom of God –and it makes me sad, but how much greater is the sadness of God? … whom IS God; and it is He who knows all things!  I am just another God is working on –and I am certainly not perfect by any means; other than by the grace of God through the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus when I CHOOSE to PUT OFF my emotions in the flesh and follow the grace in Jesus Christ.

Oh the sadness that comes to me when I battle the Spirit of God

–that the battle I face is the sin that I hate sin, but struggle separating the sinner from the sin –feeling guilty and proud –too guilty to be free in the Spirit of God knowing that there is some good that I could do; and too proud to do it, because of the emotional pride I feel in my flesh.  Neither pride nor guilt are in the grace that sets us free –and I know this, so for me that makes it a sin.

I can grieve the Holy Spirit, but do I sin?

Or, do I renew in the morning?  Oh, the ever increasing Wisdom from God that frees me!  And, then I am counted free from sin, because of Jesus living in me.  Do we who are born again continue to sin?  God forbid!  I believe the Lord is showing me that we pass through the valley of the shadows of death in this world, which brings me to another question for you to consider!

Is God in control in this world?

  1. Is God in control in this world? (Yes or No)?

Answering this question with understanding and Wisdom is a powerful knowledge; Oh, the ever increasing Wisdom from God. I had to think about that question to answer; and I needed this knowledge too!  I won’t leave you here without the answer and hope that soothes my soul! God is God!  Yet, God gave dominion over the earth to Adamand Adam messed up!  Because of Adam (our mankind inheritance) choosing to believe Satan over God –to the point of disobedience, …Now there is an epic battle of God verses Satan over mankind.  BUT there is HOPE in JESUS!!! God has given believers the authority to speak on His behalf in Christ Jesus our Lord!  But are we praying well?  God is good –Please know that it is Satan who is the evil one!

It is up to us to pray -We are sent to make a difference in this world, because  man has been given dominion over the earth.

With this knowledge,

we are responsible to pray

more and more

in Jesus Name.

because, Is God in control of this world, without HOPE and prayer?

Jesus is our hope and the hope that God has given unto the world.

We need Jesus and we must learn the Laws of Prayer to ask God to take control of these things that He is not in control of, …because God has given the dominion over the earth to mankind!!!    

Who we choose to follow, trust and obey, makes a difference in this world!!!


Are you praying

in Jesus Name today?


Do you know the laws of Prayer?

(Text me or email me if you would like to learn more about these things Hope in Today Ministries is learning and teaching in the Thursday night Ministry Leadership Meetings.)


And God said,

Let us make man in our image,

after our likeness:

and let them have dominion over

the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle,

and over all the earth,

and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth

(Genesis 1:26).”


Can you live in this world without troubles;

(Yes or No)?

In the world ye shall have tribulation:

  1. The answer, because Jesus said in John 16:33,

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

Troubles, yes; But Not without HOPE!  Based on the WORD of God found in John 16:33, “but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world…, that in me ye might have peace.”

Can you live in this world without overcoming your troubles?

humm…I will leave us with that thought to consider in prayer.

Please text, email or comment in this post.  I would love to hear how this message today from the Lord has stirred the power in the love of Jesus in your spirit.

Contact by email:   karen@hopeintoday.com ; or by text:  919-357-5154 (cell)

  1. We can define our hope.
  2. We can discover whom Christ Jesus to us; and discover our purpose in which we being prepared for to demonstrate to the world what has Jesus done for the world.
  3. Ye might have peace; be of good cheer –Jesus has overcome the world!

The Word of God for Today is found in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (KJV)

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.


Proverbs 27:17(KJV)

17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.


emphasis mine

and credits to

Matthew Henry’s Commentary  (emphasis mine Proverbs 27:17)

I hope this message today has been both a pleasure and the advantage of conversation in the Spirit of the Lord as one. Together we can sharpen each other that it is God who will accomplish us to grow in our reading and studying in the Word of God.

I hope this message comes to you as Wise and profitable and that it may even sharpen you in your mind, spirit, body and soul; and perhaps even add a good measure knowledge that you have been praying for that it flowed through this avenue from Hope in Today Ministries to FGGAM and to you.  I pray this message from the heart of Hope in today Ministries sharpens both our representation of Christ to the world that the world can see the love of Jesus –even IF they don’t comprehend.

I pray this message will cheer your spirit and flow through your spirit to even overflow to cheer the spirit of those around you.

I pray the Spirit of the Lord, puts a briskness and liveliness –even the smile of the peace and joy of the love of Jesus on your face.

I pray that this message breathes a fresh air of God’s love in the midst of your soul and in your home that the Spirit of God will rest His peace in.  That –the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus gives you such an air about you –that you desire to walk NOT after the flesh, but to be follower of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord; and PRAY for the situations of the world of those around you.

I pray that you sense God in the midst of your heart that God shows you that HE is pleased by your faith and you are pleasing in the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus to those around you, by your faith.

“Good men’s graces are sharpened by converse with those that are good, and bad men’s lusts and passions are sharpened by converse with those that are bad, as iron is sharpened by its like, especially by the file. Men are filed, made smooth, and bright, and fit for business (who were rough, and dull, and inactive), by conversation.”

God’s Word recommends to us to have good conversations for the purpose of sharpening ourselves, but with a caution to take heed whom we choose to converse with, because the influence upon us is so great either for the better or for the worse.

As Iron sharpens Iron, I pray this is good conversation to you –that it rests well in your spirit that you may also have more and more Self-Control (fruit of the Spirit) improved also in your conversations; as I pray for the same for me to provoke others to good –not provoke in any in any other way…but in Christ, Jesus, our Savior and Lord.

To direct us what we must have in our eye in conversation, namely to improve both others and ourselves,

not to pass away time

or banter one another,

but to provoke one another

to love

and to good works

and so to make one another wiser and better.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary  (emphasis mine Proverbs 27:17)

To God be the Glory!  IN JESUS NAME!

I hope this is a blessing to you!

Love in Christ,
Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

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