Living Patience, by Karen Rowe

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Good day to you Dear Readers of FGGAM!  It was a night of tossing and turning and getting up to see!  But what God has shown me, IS what a power we live in … when we choose to be transformed into the Image of God’s Son!

God’s work in our life is Not without a lost night’s sleep, but with a night in the Presence of God’s All-Knowing Hand of HIS Love; and tender care.

Jesus knew one day the Bible was going to be assembled!

Matthew 13:3-11

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

 

 

The Word of God says it best!

James 1:3-4 King James Version (KJV)

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

 Wow!  The Ever-Increasing Wisdom of God!  When … (& Thank You Father, Son and Holy Spirit) WHEN ~ We gain a knowledge, with understanding by experience, that patience comes from within; we grow FROM {trying to have patience in our mind} to [living patience in our heart}!  Whew!  What a revelation of freedom in the Holy Spirit of our Loving and Living God!

 

The Lord Jesus, my friend, reminded me of another Scripture  of Introduction to Today’s Devotion:

Romans 5 King James Version (KJV)

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

 

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc., Daily Devotion to God’s Word

 

CONFORM to the Norm? NO way will I choose to convey!

By Definition:  To Be TRANSFORMED means to change completely!

Do you remember

the way

things were done

BEFORE

the Y2K  scare of 1999?

By definition:  Computers have Gradually Transformed THE WAY work is done.

Computers have Gradually Transformed THE WAY work is done.  Now, I still am old-fashioned with the way I keep my backup at work, but I also have grown to change my {way of thinking} & thus {my ability in trusting} this new technology to effectively use it.

Wow, &I just realized this!  It comes down to TRUST!!!!  I would not relinquish my old way, until I gained trust in the new way!  AND!!!  Something else that I just now realized!!!  I would not solely trust the computer with my essential information, UNTIL, I grew comfortable in my KNOWLEDGE and ability / understanding of how to really use a computer.

how can we trust God

to surrender it all

to Jesus?!!!

You see, life with God is just like this!  Until we gain trust in God … Oh my Lord, God is good and has great mercy on us!  Until we gain understanding by experience, how can we trust God to surrender it all to Jesus?!!!

Because, in a way similar to painting this picture of transformation through the way computers have gradually transformed the way work is done; JESUS gives us OPPORTUNITY to BE TRANSFORMED into THE WAY LIFE with God is done!

BE TRANSFORMED into

THE WAY

LIFE

with God is done …

By definition, How is Christ transforming your heart that believes?

We must learn HOW to discern God’s Will!

PRACTICING mistakes will lead to iniquity /Generational punishment; BUT…

Our RELATIONSHIP with The Christ will TRANSFORM our WAY OF thinking TO God’s WAY of THINKING! And yet, we are a WIP “bit by bit” & over time…

See God work!

Like a butterfly goes thru a transformation process, it was NEVER meant to remain a catipillar!

Us?

Us?

We were never meant to remain the same, but to be transformed into the image of God’s Son, through our faith in The Christ, our Savior and Lord.

We become what we practice ~ like yeast works to rise bread!

Who / or what do you crave that is actively working in your life?

Is Jesus?

Should transformation be feared? Why would I ask such a question? Because God wants you to DISCOVER the power of His LOVE FOR you!

LIFE takes TESTING ~

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, THAT BY TESTING you may DISCERN what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:2 ESV).”

JESUS IS THE GOOD NEWS!

Now, pray about this: Doesn’t “THE WORLD” represent the sinner? The sick, lost, that Christ Jesus come to save?

“The Son of Man came TO find LOST people AND SAVE THEM (Luke 19:10 ERV).”

“When Jesus heard this, he said to them, “It is the SICK people who NEED a doctor, NOT those who are healthy. I did not come to invite good people. I CAME TO INVITE SINNERS (Mark 2:17 ERV).”

“Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside WITH A NEW WAY OF THINKING. Then you will be able to understand AND accept what God wants for you. You will be ABLE to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect (Romans 12:2 ERV).”

What does the Bible really say about what it looks like TO Follow Jesus?

I pray this is inspiration to dive deeper into the knowledge of God’s method of how & when to respond ♡ We all need Jesus.

Patience is a key word of importance … Only In Christ are we strong enough & The Seed is enough! Yet in GOD’S TIME & POWER…not ours!

Praise God & BE grateful.

Till next time!  “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

The address in the Bible is found in 2 Corinthians 1:2, and this is the NIV today.

 

LOVE IN CHRIST,

KAREN ROWE

Hope in Today Ministries

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love, by Karen Rowe [2012 Published for you]

Instagram4629  “Writing the Story of my life with every choice Jesus helps me to make and learning how to be blessed and live life large, happy and free.  I care.”

Personal Motto:  “I don’t have it all figured out, BUT GOD DOES … Follow JESUS!”

Thank you Jesus!  Personal Revelation Life Verse:  1 John 4:16 

16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.  

This version Today is (HCSB)

 

Holy Spirit you are welcome here!

Blessings, Karen

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