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The ball is rolling

Well, in some ways I have removed the chock blocks form the 2 'balls' that I feel the Lord has me rolling right not. One is not moving very quickly, and the other seems to have picked up some speed - at least from my perspective. The first one I am involved in a discipleship class and I am enjoying it immensly. There are about nine others and we go to a weekly (3 out of 4 Monday nights a month) class led by the Pastor at my church. He is aware of all the details (which I will not expound upon here) and is encouraging. He has advised me that he will not 'push' for me to progress in this whole process. It is some thing I really need to pursue... and yet that is what I've not been doing - out of fear. The other one is kind of odd. I am really questioning my motives in all off it. It is essentially a business venture. One that I can make money with, but in my mind I am hoping to actually use it to bless others with someday. But with my own self doubts I drag my feet a lot. I do not want to be like the man who decided to build the bigger barns, etc... or like the rich young ruler who knowing that he was talking to one who had all the answers in regards to eternity, walked away because of his possesions. This one however seems to be accelerating. Nothing definete, still in the information gathering mode, but definetly movinf faster out of the gate than I had expected. Well, that is all I have for now. Pretty mundane I know. I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July. Verse for today: Romans 3:21 - 4:8, esv But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, since God is one. He will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. What then shall we say was gained by [1] Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” amen

3 comments:

ALP said...

Well the Lord is blessing each and every thing He is sending your way.

I will pray for all of it.

Amy

Bob said...

If the balls rolling don't let it get out of sight. Hope you have a great holiday weekend...........

samurai said...

Thanks - I hope you guys have a great weekend as well.

I'm not sure how far the ball will go at this point. lol