Daily Dilemma

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“You must choose to patiently wait for God’s solution to deliver you out of your situation, with your loving work and lifestyle, by making your enemy your footstool.”

Footstool

You cannot use your footstool if you are not around to sit down and put your foot on it. When you accept God’s commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself, your neighbor becomes you footstool, because you are the footstool first! Then you get the chance to enjoy the footstool longer, since you have to reap what you have sown. You must pay for what you receive from God by doing the commandments and not just reading or talking about them.  Do the Good Footstool Work and then you can enjoy the reward of the Footstool Ministry.

This Side

Let us be clear here. You do not want to do what God says with this love thing.  Why should you love your enemies. Which side of the coin will you choose? Your way doesn’t work and you don’t like God’s way, that clearly works.  The hard part is choosing the right answer, especially when you do not like God’s answer! Forgive me for being honest. Stop faking it and do your own love work.

Pray

Lord, you know I do not like green eggs and ham because I’m like Sam I am! But you must eat God’s green eggs and ham to get your free footstool, lifetime achievement, pass so that you can sit and put your feet up in the grass. Otherwise, you will always be the footstool, because you didn’t trust and obey God. Now be quiet, get to work, and love the hell out of everybody! Do the work, pray, study, and homework.
Today’s Question
Are you living and loving the hell out of everyone in all the things you do and say or are you the devil’s footstool secret agent, on the down low?

Hebrews 12

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

God Disciplines His Children

In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,
“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a]
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,”[b] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Warning and Encouragement

14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 16 See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. 17 Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.

The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy

18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.”[c] 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”[d]
22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”[e] 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”[f]

Love,

Jonathan

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