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A Word to the Shorn

One of the most significant experiences in the life of a sheep is in springtime when they need to be shorn. A word of encouragement to those enduring a long season of shearing. We look at a sheep shearing festival in the life of of King David. I Samuel 25:7

A Word to the Shorn I & II

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I Call You Friends

 

John 15. A paradigm shift, when something radically happens in your view…Jesus call us "friends.

 

The Beauty of Safety

All of our lives are a search for safety in people, places and things. We have legitimate needs. Sometimes we meet them in illegitimate ways, but all of our hungers are reducible to safety. Psalm 61:1, 3.

2 part series:
The Beauty of Safety

 

Enter The Tardemah Of Unknowing

Notice The Chief Component In What We’re Calling The Tardemah Of Unknowing:

Neediness

One can walk in close fellowship with the Lord, using all one’s gifts and abilities to name things correctly for others, while at the same time, possessing deep and abiding unmet needs.

Such needs and longings cannot be answered by any previous or present experience, status or attainment.  It is a Dark­ness of Unknowing, for all you know is what you don’t need!

It Is Not A Sin To Need

Adam’s condition demonstrates to all of us that to ‘need,’ even to ‘need deeply,’ is not necessarily to ‘sin.’  Adam was not rebuked by God because God’s direct presence wasn’t enough.  God created him that way!  God even allowed Adam to live for a season with a felt sense of his unmet long­ings.  Nothing he ate, drank or named afforded Adam any relief from his deepest hunger.

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Test#1 The Giving Test
Are you a giver or a taker? There are only two kinds of people in the world relative to giving. You are either contributing to peoples’ lives through Giving in word thought or deed or you are taking. If you are leaving behind a daily legacy of unbroken acts of “Giving” Then congratulations you are a kingdom success right here right now! It’s that simple. What will people say about you when you’re gone? Will it be said in spite of all you did or didn’t have, all you could or couldn’t achieve-What a Giver they were!

Test #2 The Edification Test
There are only two kinds of people in the world relative to Edification. Your direct influence upon others either “Builds them up” or “tears them down”. Do those who live around you perceive you as a “builder” or a “destroyer” Some people in life are destructive “death stars” which orbit a room siphoning off all life and energy in seconds? What is being said right now about you? If you’re a “Builder” edifying others in word thought and deed then once again congratulations you are a kingdom success now!

Test#3 The Solution/Problem Test
Were almost done. Test number three involves our final two questions Am I a part of the “Problem” or part of the “Solution”. Are you perceived as being part of the problem in most of life’s situations? Do most fingers point in your direction when things start going south? Or…. are you the positive solution oriented person committed always to  “Fixing the problem” rather than “Fixing the blame.” Well what do you think. Are You a true success?

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