A ‘time’ for everything.
It is amazing, if you think of it – when touched by The Spirit to spread The Word, it may start slowly at first, but when you grow, you grow in The Lord, knowledge, understanding, authority. The Word becomes your heart, your food – you NEED to keep feeding and as you do, you grow exponentially,
Working out? Serious? It shows…
love food, uhh! It shows… jus’ saying
Love The LORD, His Word? It grows until it bursts forth…
Yes, yes, yes…no time, we are weighed down by responsibilities,
Tried waking up earlier, going to bed sooner…
that book, that show, that hobby…in the long run (and there is one!) What is more important?
Weigh this, no judgement- whatsoever! I am moved to ask,
What determines if you will have an ok vs. a GREAT day? Preparation, no? To be ready for the “unexpected”
Hmm! Ring a bell?
Who knows all, sees all?
The exact path, time, activities you will perform are known…
will you ‘bump’ into ‘that’ person?
It is all predestined. You have been known since before birth! Unbelievable, I know, we have shared this before…
Let me point something out…when Adam and Eve ate the apple of the knowledge of good and evil, their potential act was foreseen BUT they had a choice to make!
They were told not to do it, or they would DIE,
So many questions rile up…was there ‘death’ before this…there was animal ‘death’, yes we see sea creatures that are age inestimable, very possibly not hundred of thousands of years old, but still those are objects not made in the Image of God.
So many things come up! God is not Man. He can be anything He desires to be, Amen
Man was not asked to not eat of the tree of life. IF and when Man understood the importance of the tree of life, Man would have been led to it.
First, Man had to ‘learn’ did Adam or Eve ever ‘trip’ not important to be stated or we would be unable to ever read it all. First Adam was created with The Qualities of God! Speech, essence…but God as with the angel’s gave man ‘choice’, Yes! God knew what could happen just as happened with the angel’s who stepped away from The Will of God. They knew exactly What they were created for, but ‘choice’ had them follow Lucifer desire:
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.”
He spoke a good game! But, our example today is ‘wrong’ that is done is contemplated, plans made. Greed, desire for more than what you have… Let me place a cog in the wheel. Have you utilized your abilities appropriately to the max of their potential?
I remember being in high school, even college and beyond. You are rewarded for your ability which is essentially by the ‘amount’ of ‘dedication’ you display/put in.
A lot of groans! We are backed up spiritually:
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
James 1:5 King James Version
This gets us back where we started! Where does that knowledge, that desire come from?
At the risk of sounding repetitive “You were created for a reason!”
“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
who formed you from the womb:
“I am the Lord, who made all things,
Who alone stretched out the Heavens,
Who spread out the Earth by Myself.”
Isaiah 44:24 (ESV)
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.”
“Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; You are he who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of You.”
Psalm 71:6 (ESV)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:5 (ESV)
“But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by His grace.”
Galatians 1:15 (ESV)
We stand in awe at The Word, Amen. We are known! To underscore this fact, I share:
God knows ALL things.
God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that he is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right
step and every by step. He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with. When I am withdrawn from all company, thou knowest what I have in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but thou knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered. Wherever we are, we are under the eye and hand of God. We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such thoughts should restrain us from sin.
Amazingly, I had to look back at the above share, it is what has been shared with me in my spirit, I had to look more than once to read over. It IS what I KNOW Amen.
In writing The story; His story never changes. The way God was, He will ALWAYS be! Repetition again:
“The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. All things are full of weariness beyond uttering. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”
“What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.”
Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV)
To return to the exact topic we share we are touched and by His grace do all as predestined! Deep, no?
If and when you hear The Word, it is for you! The way you are touched, why it touched you just so!
Turn around and face The Throne! All has a reason “ALL things work together for good.” Why?
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that Love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 King James Version (KJV)”
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven!
We will back that up with The book of fact!
And Brethren this IS fact:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under The Heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV)