“When your heart is full of expectations towards blessing God for the day, your soul constantly looks for ways to connect to the Spirit of God’s Love.”
“Why do you let evil people bully you around especially when God fights your battle and will take care of you?” ~ Jon Barnes
“Whatever you struggle with, don’t be surprised if it’s your test to get to the next level” ~Taryn Barnes
I haven’t been on this Earth very long, but I can say without a doubt that God has a very funny sense of humor. Yesterday, I talked about forgiveness and that it was something I was working on. Sure enough, only hours later, I was placed in a situation where my forgiveness levels were put to the test.
God put me smack dab in the room with the person I was struggling to forgive! At first, I was very upset at the situation. I didn’t want to be there and I didn’t want to deal with it. That said, in a very glaring way, I realized that I was being tested on how I’d react in the situation. I’m glad to say that I didn’t and I kept my cool. However, the night did leave a bad taste in my mouth, leaving me to struggle with it this very morning.
I had to admit that I was being legalistic about forgiveness. You see, just because you may be “right” in the eyes of man doesn’t mean that you’re “right” in the eyes of God. I could sit and be angry, or I can have peace and let God deal with the matters at hand. So I say, whatever turmoil, anguish, or problems you’re dealing with– whether situationally or relationally– let them go. It’s not about the other person or the problem. The truth is, the longer we dwell on the situation, the longer we rob ourselves of our joy, ultimately deterring our blessing for passing the test.
Lastly, when it comes to forgiving someone, it’s never about them. You choose to forgive because it’s the right thing to do. That other person/party involved does not have to be on board or even acknowledge their transgressions, you just forgive and move on anyway. It’s not always a walk in the park, but the peace and the close relationship you build with God is all the more worth it.
Question of the day
Are you deterring blessings by holding on to unforgiveness?
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Duties of Priests and Levites
Offerings for Priests and Levites
“As I lay my head down to sleep, I’m still full from all the love and peace, that God gives to those who obey, with all the little steps of faith, works, and words you say.” ~ Jon Barnes
Cleansing from Skin Diseases
Treatment of Contaminated Houses
“Faith produces the right product at the right time for the right purpose in the right position for the right people in place where God has placed you.” ~ Jon Barnes
Will you follow God or pay the price?
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Exodus 32New Living Translation (NLT)
The Gold Calf
Moses Intercedes for Israel
“When you pass your test, it is fun learning something new about yourself, as God reveal and heals your flaws to build your character, insight, and wisdom with Love and challenges.” ~ Jon Barnes
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The Lord Reveals Himself at Sinai
“Just because you think you are used to passing tests without studying doesn’t mean you will pass God’s final Exam.” ~ Jon Barnes