"If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go against the LORD’s command, to do anything good or bad of my own will? I will say whatever the LORD says." Numbers 24:13
It has been a LONG time since I updated the blog. Have spent the month thus far keeping up with the AWAKEN Prayer Prompts. It is my prayer the churches are engaged in fervent prayer for awakening, revival, and that the Gospel is being shared and lost people are coming to Jesus! As I shared this morning, an awakened church is seeing a harvest of lost souls!
What is the OUTSIDE of your refrigerator used for? If your is like mine, it serves as a "grapevine" of important information. When I have a message I want to make sure Linda (or one of the kids gets if they're visiting), I use the magnet to attach the note to the handle - a sure place it will be noticed. When we have something we want to make sure we know where we can find it in a hurry, it is hung on the refrigerator Checks for the church, bills to be paid, important pictures of the family, invitations to events, the church bulletin and newsletter (when they were hard copy), notes from people and the school that MUST be dealt with, weekly calendars, grocery lists -- ANYTHING important is always posted there for the family to review, know about, comment, and deal with it as appropriate.
The story is told of a family who used the refrigerator door to post the "house rules" for the children. In that home, one of the house rules was that no one could say, “Shut up.” The mom thought it wise to post a warning on the fridge. She drew a large red circle with the words, Shut up, written in the center. Across the words she drew a bold slanted line marking the words out.
One afternoon when friends of her children were playing at their home, she overheard a visiting child say, “Shut up.” Quick as a wink, both her children said, “You can’t say that!” “Why?” the visiting child asked. “Because our refrigerator says so!" was their reply.
They’d learned the valuable lesson of respecting and obeying authority. As God’s children we’re expected to imitate Him with our speech. We can’t know His words unless we study the Bible. Review Scripture with others. Seek their counsel, as you would with family—for we are all in the family of God.
And - of course, we need to be obedient to the words that are found in His Bible - our guidebook for daily living. We are to obey God above ALL others. This world - and even people close to us - might be accepting of things that are contrary to the Word of God. But we - as followers of the Living Christ, MUST be obedient to our Lord. A lack of obedience is SIN.
Pray today that in word and deed, we will honor and please our Heavenly Father. And - that as we go - in obedience to Hios command to His peope, we will make disciples!
Associational Missions Strategist at Tar River Baptist Association since November, 2000. Called of God to work with member churches to strengthen the local church in its efforts to impact lostness in THIS generation! I will ATTEMPT to add to this blog almost daily. People are free to use the ideas shared in any way they wish. The purpose of the posts are merely to help us in our search to BE the people God is calling us to BE in Him!