“In your profession, you must train like a boxer or Olympic athlete to study and understand the story of your craft, so that you are prepared for the battle of the day.”~Jon Barnes
Each day the battle is coming to you and a trained professional will conduct themselves well under the pressures and stress that will occur.The more experience and preparation you have, the more likely you will succeed in your efforts.The process may not be pretty or fun, but you had better get your work done.
The amount of effort you put into learning about God and doing what He says will net you the kind of results that make sense for you and your family.The quality of love, respect, and obedience will help to facilitate smother up and down transitions in life as well.God measures your faith, motives, and intentions all of the time with daily tests to prove His Point and your lack of preparation.
Learn to prepare, study, and prove God’s Words and Works in your own life.Your faith should produce measured results of love, hope, charity, goodness, kindness, patience, long-suffering, and meekness for all to see in your lifestyle.Otherwise, you haven’t learned anything.You must put these acts into daily practice for professional & spiritual growth.
Are you all talk and no action?
Enjoy The Reading
For the choir director: A psalm[a] of David, regarding the time the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “We know where David is hiding.” To be accompanied by stringed instruments.
1 Come with great power, O God, and rescue me! Defend me with your might. 2 Listen to my prayer, O God. Pay attention to my plea. 3 For strangers are attacking me; violent people are trying to kill me. They care nothing for God. Interlude
4 But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive! 5 May the evil plans of my enemies be turned against them. Do as you promised and put an end to them.
6 I will sacrifice a voluntary offering to you; I will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good. 7 For you have rescued me from my troubles and helped me to triumph over my enemies.
“People who love God are busy doing the work, studying the lessons, practicing, changing, growing, and going down that narrow road to Christ, but the many fake people are seen for who they are and their lifestyles stink with obvious stupidity.” ~ Jon Barnes
The work of idiots does not need affirmative labels from my lips, because the actions of fools smell and look quite evil and corrupt. Irresponsible behavior is irreconcilable and the accounting of thoughts in such work is in contempt to God. Evil knows better and chooses to follow folly and defiant behavior.
The reality of how well you paint God’s Word reflects upon your quality of heart, mind, body, and spirit that connects to The Love of God in your lifestyle. The degree to which your love for God swims in integrity ripples like the waves at the seashore of life for all to visualize. Constantly paint the Word of God in your heart, mind, soul, actions, and be done with the wickedness of this world.
The artwork from your life, mind, and heart is handed out to the world with every breath you take, thought you think, word you say, and idea you complete. Let every sentence paint a musical picture of an exhibition that God can be proud of and people will believe your truth and walk with God since your integrity is intact.
If your own family doesn’t believe or live by God’s truth, how can you share or believe what you don’t even have or experience within your own family?
Enjoy The Reading
For the director of music. Of David.
1 In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. 2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. 5 The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion. 6 On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulfur; a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.
“When you learn to get the hard jobs done first for God, then you’ll have time and money to travel abroad, sharing the message of hope, love, and faith in a dying world before it’s too late.” ~ Jon Barnes
Easy Work is the mindset of a champion, who embraces the daily mundane task of being obedient, diligent, and persistent in executing and checking off each task done for God. Your work is a delight and you can sleep well into the night, springing up in the morning to check off the next thing. Time tends to fly, with nothing getting by the eyes of champion working for His King, Jesus!
Your work becomes His Work, full of love, quality, honesty, and integrity so that the things you touch turns into God’s Gold of grateful songs, prayers of thanksgiving, with gifts of service and beautiful melodies. You become known as who you are because your thoughtful words and work shines brightly where ever you are.
My true dream has come true, being productive and full of Good News, working really hard for God, while traveling abroad, I had no clue! My message is simple, loud, and clear, for all of those who choose to hear, that God’s Grace is sufficient for you and I, while living for God before we die.
Your worth is quite clear to me, when Christ’s Blood shed on Calvary, washing us all from sin and shame, repent and work for God is all that remains. Your worth and works are priceless in the hands of God, The Almighty, with the current cost of doing good business, a bit pricy. I refuse to be cheap and take shortcuts, considering all of the amazing things that God has done for us.
Are you doing a Good Job in all that you do?
Enjoy The Readings.
1 Corinthians 15New International Version (NIV)
The Resurrection of Christ
15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you,which you received and on which you have taken your stand.2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,5 and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve.6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.
The Resurrection of the Dead
12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”[c] Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
29 Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?30 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?31 I face death every day—yes, just as surely as I boast about you in Christ Jesus our Lord.32 If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised,
33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”[e]34 Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.
The Resurrection Body
35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?”36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else.38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another.40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.
42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[f]; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven.49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[g] bear the image of the heavenly man.
50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[h]
55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”[i]
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.