“Notice how God helps us to keep in step with His word, will, and ways by giving us a lifestyle of peace, joy, and happiness, while being in the eye of life’s hurricane!” ~ Jon Barnes
Month: January 2017
“God gives us one day, one breath, and one second at a time to take one step in the right direction, moving forward into the destiny God has given us right now.” ~ Jon Barnes
Freedom in Christ
Life by the Spirit
“Evil is a master distractor, trying to prevent you from paying close attention to your good job!” ~ Jon Barnes
Time Wasted cannot be reclaimed when your attention is absorbed by evil things, dishonest people, lying stories, and other diversions. Separate yourself and organize your time to go to the gym, eat right, cook food, sleep well, be punctual, be happy, pray, study, read your Bible, practice, create, work, Help, love, and play.
Are you a slave to evil, an unknown fake god, the devil, with focus thoughts of evil ways and deeds?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.
Paul’s Concern for the Galatians
Hagar and Sarah
you who never bore a child;
shout for joy and cry aloud,
you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband.”[e]
28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. 30 But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”[f] 31 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
“Maintaining your tools of understanding, working in your field of expertise, managing your weaknesses, and giving God, the love, respect, and credit He deserves will help you NOT to become a Hypocrite.” ~ Jon Barnes
Stop wasting time playing favorites, spying for the devil! All Lives and Souls Matter.
Faith or Works of the Law
The Law and the Promise
Children of God
“Please Pray to Please God and promote proper asset management, simplicity of sharing, distribution duties, fair work, wages, clutter control, word wisdom, and appropriate actions of faith in God and not to People Pleasers.” ~ Jon Barnes
You, Not God
Paul Accepted by the Apostles
Paul Opposes Cephas
“Distractions are weapons used to divide and conquer the good intentions of loving people, hoping that you would overlook simplicity of truth and God’s story of Love.” ~ Jon Barnes
No Other Gospel
Paul Called by God
“Sometimes your good work can be perceived as a failure, but to God, you are a champion with the best opportunities and quality tools to finish your race.” ~ Jon Barnes
Blessings can be found in all mistakes if you let God teach you the lesson to transform your work into perfection. I try to take every negative experience into consideration to polish future goals, movements, objectives, and projects. My true motives allow me to look to God for solutions to adjust my attitude, thinking, and actions for my next adventure, workshop, or lesson. The blessing lies in your faith with action.
For every movement, there is an action people will see and perceive and believe based on their own skillset, interpretation, and lack of information. As a result, people are quick to jump to conclusions to believe the worst or the best in people. It takes time to unravel the fake intentions of people to get to the truth, exchange viewpoints, and make adjustments, which takes time to play out.
The Good Mistakes must play out with actions and motives that speak and communicate your true intentions in the face of your family, peers, and enemies. Standing on your honor with God’s commandments will allow you to apologize, forgive, and forget the many misgivings we all encounter and inflict upon each other, all the time.
Quote # 2
“The sum of the whole forms a circle to unfold into interesting stories, yet untold.” ~ Jon Barnes
Will you let your mistakes stop you from improving and doing The Good Work?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.
2 Corinthians 13
13 This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”[a] 2 I already gave you a warning when I was with you the second time. I now repeat it while absent: On my return I will not spare those who sinned earlier or any of the others, 3 since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. 4 For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him in our dealing with you.
5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. 7 Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. 10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.
11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All God’s people here send their greetings.
14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
“The Good Deal that God has for you is right in front of your eyes every day if you listen, open up your heart, mind, and senses to the truth, centered in front of your face, by faith; if you don’t walk away.” ~ Jon Barnes
2 Corinthians 12
Paul’s Vision and His Thorn
Paul’s Concern for the Corinthians
“Let not the word Sparingly describe your work ethic and quality of love towards God and others.”
2 Corinthians 11
Paul and the False Apostles
Paul Boasts About His Sufferings
“Happiness becomes hollow when your good works become derailed and abandoned, like a baby left on a sidewalk for someone else to find, Love, and nurture.” ~ Jon Barnes