Let’s first consider that there are four types of people in this world, regardless of gender:
1. Some people are sheep: These people are still in a good way dependent upon the good Shepherd (Jesus) to show them their purposes in life: To help them succeed in their carriers, To reveal their hidden talents and how to use them ect…ect. These are people who are still unraveling deep things about life in general but yet very comfortable with the process because they can hear the voice of Father God …and smoothly and easily, they follow the good Shepherd. They are developing!
2. Some people are self made lions. These are people who trust in their self efforts. They are working hard at building their own kingdom. They seem successful and appealing but their houses are built on shaky grounds: just when they seem to be on top of their world everything collapses.
3. Some people are lost-sheep. : These people do not know whether they are sheep or lions, they don’t even know what is the difference. They are just trying to survive, they are watching others and following what others are doing; using mostly what is called analogy the opposite of intuition. So they often try to copy others because they just don’t know who they are, what to do, where they are going etc… Here most days are dark! People here are held hostage consistently by fear, slaving away just to stay alive. Even people who are well educated find themselves here: they are still searching. Unfortunately this is about 80% of the human race out the 8 billion people on earth today.
4. Finally some people are lions. This is where we all want to get. Jesus helps us get here without abandoning us, but lives us with the Holy Spirit. Even when facing Goliaths, these people go forward with boldness and knowing they will succeed because their moves are well processed, they undergone training of self awareness, gratitude, discipline, understanding, difference between grace and law, and so forth. The universe supports them because it’s time.
Depending on where you are in life: 2014 is the year of transformation, either from sheep to lion, or from lost sheep to a “sheep with a good shepherd” or from self-made lion to sheep. Either way this year we shall be transformed. This transformation requires assurance and 0% doubt. Faith is critical. There is no competition, where you are is where you are? The grace of God is sufficient for all people. Our life’s journeys are different too. It is never too late! Relax and allow the process: there is no microwave or time machine for the process, it takes fortitude.
As we take upon leadership roles, getting involved with other world changers: it is essential to be confident in who you are, what you represent and what you bring on the table. So you will have to speak up, knowing that your words are not just empty words but you are willing to go all the way with them regardless of whether you receive support from others or not.
That means we need God’s promises to hold on to. It is for certain that we cannot move without God’s promises. God’s promises takes away all fear, renews strength and grants boldness and confidence. The world is full of mountainous challenges. Lions faces even bigger challenges, yet no matter where each person is at, the grace of God is enough.
This week the Holy Spirit gave us this promise to share with you: “we are just like Lillies”
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
Pay attention to these words: GROW, TOIL & SPIN, GLORY, ARRAYED and CLOTHE
GROW : To increase in size by a natural process. To develop and reach maturity. To increase in amount or degree…to become larger : to increase in size, amount, etc… to become better or improved in some way.
TOIL & SPIN: work extremely hard or incessantly./ turn or whirl round quickly.
We should therefore consider how we should grow: how we increase, how we develop, how we improve. We neither toil nor spin, we neither work extremely hard nor go around quickly and everywhere to find success. We grow naturally and gracefully.
GLORY: Great honor, praise. A height of achievement, enjoyment, or prosperity. Majestic beauty and splendor.
ARRAYED: To set out for display. To dress in finery
CLOTHE : To put clothes on; dress. To provide clothes for. To cover as if with clothing.
Even Solomon (the richest, wisest and most successful man alive in those times) in all his prosperity and splendor. He was not displayed and dress in finery such as the lilies of the field. And if our Father God can clothe grass and display them to transform the earth into this beautiful carpet, how much more? How much more children of God, will He clothe you? Will He provide for you? Will He protect you? Will He cover you? Oh ye of little faith!
Life is more than the food we eat, it is more than the body we clothe; Life is the living grace of God’s heavenly bounty : The mark of love He has for each and everyone of us.
God bless you, until next time.
Love, Ps. Re
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