Suitable

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Today’s Quote
“Challenges are positive steps that are out of order for you to organize, rearrange, and find suitable solutions to new questions and answers.” ~  Jon Barnes

Ordered

You are ordered to organize your thoughts by following the commandments of love from your heart, which is given to you by God.  Only God can give you true love that will last and overcome challenges in life.  This love will rearrange your steps into the positive direction designed by God with purpose.  Follow God’s love examples.

Organization

In God’s Universal Organization, He is Lord of all things from the most expansive existence to the smallest things imaginable.  Everything has a step, placement, and value, as nothing is ever wasted, unnoticed, or unaccounted for.  God is clearly in control.  By studying God’s blueprints of organizational and creative patterns, you can find solutions to your problems, purpose to your life, and love to receive, connect, and share with others.

Rearranged

It is Christ who teaches us to rearrange, rewire and repair our wicked hearts to follow Him as a disciple, student, and child of God.  We are all on the playground learning how to get along, share, and care for one another.  In this love, we can see what true Christian look and act like.  Your challenge is how you implement God’s Ways and love into your life to find suitable solutions to new and old questions.
Today’s Question
Do you really want to know and live by God’s Laws, Truth, and Justice or would you rather live in hell now and for eternity?
Enjoy The Reading
 

Psalm 44 

1 O God, we have heard it with our own ears— our ancestors have told us of all you did in their day, in days long ago: 
2 You drove out the pagan nations by your power and gave all the land to our ancestors. You crushed their enemies and set our ancestors free. 
3 They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them. 
4 You are my King and my God. You command victories for Israel. 
5 Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes. 
6 I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me. 
7 You are the one who gives us victory over our enemies; you disgrace those who hate us. 
8 O God, we give glory to you all day long and constantly praise your name. Interlude
9 But now you have tossed us aside in dishonor. You no longer lead our armies to battle. 
10 You make us retreat from our enemies and allow those who hate us to plunder our land. 
11 You have butchered us like sheep and scattered us among the nations. 
12 You sold your precious people for a pittance, making nothing on the sale. 
13 You let our neighbors mock us. We are an object of scorn and derision to those around us. 
14 You have made us the butt of their jokes; they shake their heads at us in scorn. 
15 We can’t escape the constant humiliation; shame is written across our faces. 
16 All we hear are the taunts of our mockers. All we see are our vengeful enemies. 
17 All this has happened though we have not forgotten you. We have not violated your covenant. 
18 Our hearts have not deserted you. We have not strayed from your path. 
19 Yet you have crushed us in the jackal’s desert home. You have covered us with darkness and death. 
20 If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread our hands in prayer to foreign gods, 
21 God would surely have known it, for he knows the secrets of every heart. 
22 But for your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep. 
23 Wake up, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Get up! Do not reject us forever. 
24 Why do you look the other way? Why do you ignore our suffering and oppression? 
25 We collapse in the dust, lying face down in the dirt. 
26 Rise up! Help us! Ransom us because of your unfailing love.
Love,
 
Jonathan

Story

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Hi Peeps,
Today’s Quote
“Focus on the story God wants you to tell with your life so that others can be blessed in the lifestyle that is following God.” ~ Jon Barnes

Lies

Lies are not stories that are told by good people. Evil people believe and follow lies because, this is what they are interested in selling, living, promoting, and doing.  Foolishness is the result of sharing, telling, thinking, and doing things without love, respect, honor, integrity, and God. Since God is true love, fake love will lack substance, wisdom, and the fruit of the Spirit. Focus on True Love in all that you do!

Learn

Learn about the true stories of old when you read them yourself. Most people know nothing about the Bible so, they can’t even have an intelligent conversation or factual thought process for themselves to naturally engage. Stop relying on others to do your homework, thinking, and praying for you. Read and pray to God each day and know the stories for yourself. Drink your own water, eat your own food, and live your own life as God intended for you to do. Being a slave to evil thoughts, ideas, stories and work is not the goal of good people in a good community.

Rules

Do not follow the rules and ways of wicked people. Break the rules of sin in your life by not participating in foolish behavior. You know better. Live the truth by seeking the kingdom of God, which is to Love God and people as you love yourself. Stand up for yourself and your family, by following the commandments of God and your life will have meaning, purpose, and clarity. Your love will be pure, honest, and simple. The focus of your story will be crystal clear, organized, and ordered by God, openly for all to see, feel, and understand. Good news is not fake news. We live, eat, and breath the real story of how God supplies all of our needs each day.
Today’s Question
Have you decided what side of the story to live on, fiction or non-fiction; your reality or God’s reality?
Enjoy The Reading

2 Samuel 14 

Joab Arranges for Absalom’s Return

14 Joab realized how much the king longed to see Absalom. So he sent for a woman from Tekoa who had a reputation for great wisdom. He said to her, “Pretend you are in mourning; wear mourning clothes and don’t put on lotions.[a] Act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time. Then go to the king and tell him the story I am about to tell you.” Then Joab told her what to say.
When the woman from Tekoa approached[b] the king, she bowed with her face to the ground in deep respect and cried out, “O king! Help me!”
“What’s the trouble?” the king asked.
“Alas, I am a widow!” she replied. “My husband is dead. My two sons had a fight out in the field. And since no one was there to stop it, one of them was killed. Now the rest of the family is demanding, ‘Let us have your son. We will execute him for murdering his brother. He doesn’t deserve to inherit his family’s property.’ They want to extinguish the only coal I have left, and my husband’s name and family will disappear from the face of the earth.”
“Leave it to me,” the king told her. “Go home, and I’ll see to it that no one touches him.”
“Oh, thank you, my lord the king,” the woman from Tekoa replied. “If you are criticized for helping me, let the blame fall on me and on my father’s house, and let the king and his throne be innocent.”
10 “If anyone objects,” the king said, “bring him to me. I can assure you he will never harm you again!”
11 Then she said, “Please swear to me by the Lord your God that you won’t let anyone take vengeance against my son. I want no more bloodshed.”
“As surely as the Lord lives,” he replied, “not a hair on your son’s head will be disturbed!”
12 “Please allow me to ask one more thing of my lord the king,” she said.
“Go ahead and speak,” he responded.
13 She replied, “Why don’t you do as much for the people of God as you have promised to do for me? You have convicted yourself in making this decision, because you have refused to bring home your own banished son. 14 All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.
15 “I have come to plead with my lord the king because people have threatened me. I said to myself, ‘Perhaps the king will listen to me 16 and rescue us from those who would cut us off from the inheritance[c] God has given us. 17 Yes, my lord the king will give us peace of mind again.’ I know that you are like an angel of God in discerning good from evil. May the Lordyour God be with you.”
18 “I must know one thing,” the king replied, “and tell me the truth.”
“Yes, my lord the king,” she responded.
19 “Did Joab put you up to this?”
And the woman replied, “My lord the king, how can I deny it? Nobody can hide anything from you. Yes, Joab sent me and told me what to say. 20 He did it to place the matter before you in a different light. But you are as wise as an angel of God, and you understand everything that happens among us!”
21 So the king sent for Joab and told him, “All right, go and bring back the young man Absalom.”
22 Joab bowed with his face to the ground in deep respect and said, “At last I know that I have gained your approval, my lord the king, for you have granted me this request!”
23 Then Joab went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem. 24 But the king gave this order: “Absalom may go to his own house, but he must never come into my presence.” So Absalom did not see the king.

Absalom Reconciled to David

25 Now Absalom was praised as the most handsome man in all Israel. He was flawless from head to foot. 26 He cut his hair only once a year, and then only because it was so heavy. When he weighed it out, it came to five pounds![d] 27 He had three sons and one daughter. His daughter’s name was Tamar, and she was very beautiful.
28 Absalom lived in Jerusalem for two years, but he never got to see the king. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab to ask him to intercede for him, but Joab refused to come. Absalom sent for him a second time, but again Joab refused to come. 30 So Absalom said to his servants, “Go and set fire to Joab’s barley field, the field next to mine.” So they set his field on fire, as Absalom had commanded.
31 Then Joab came to Absalom at his house and demanded, “Why did your servants set my field on fire?”
32 And Absalom replied, “Because I wanted you to ask the king why he brought me back from Geshur if he didn’t intend to see me. I might as well have stayed there. Let me see the king; if he finds me guilty of anything, then let him kill me.”
33 So Joab told the king what Absalom had said. Then at last David summoned Absalom, who came and bowed low before the king, and the king kissed him.
Love,
Jonathan