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He Who Does Not Work Does Not Eat

I think we as Christians sometimes live in a smoke screen… and the truth is a lot of times believers can chase fantasies and be over wise (Ecclesiastes 7:16). One issue that I think we don’t address as women is…  Well… what do you do when you have a crush on a man?

Lately

I have been struggling so heavily with this and afterwards God came to me in a dream and opened my crushes mouth and said

“He who does not work does not eat”

Now the Bible says in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.”

Basically.. God used my crush in a dream to rebuke me and tell me to get to work… Why ?

  • Rachel was a shepherd before she was married (Genesis 29:9)
  • Ruth gleaned in the field before she married BOAZ (Ruth 2:3)
  • Rahab had a house before a husband (Joshua 2:1)
  • And the Queen of Sheba had wealth before she went to King Solomon. The Bible says in 1 Kings 10:2 She arrived in Jerusalem with a long train of camels carrying spices, gold, and jewels: and she told him all her problems. (TLB)
A woman prays on her knees at sunset.

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1 Corinthians 13 and Song of Songs tells us that love is so beautiful and it is designed by God to be joy for us. However, with that being said you still have to work.

  • Another dream I had is girls begin to quit their jobs for the winter (8 weeks) to spend time with their boyfriends.

Sis… That’s not going to work out for you. Fantasy leads to poverty. You have to guard your heart and mind. You have to work. And if you do it God’s way (which is the right way) your work and work ethic will put you in position to be married.

  • Proverbs 12:9 Just be who you are and work hard for a living, for that’s better than pretending to be important and starving to death. 10 A good man takes care of the needs of his pets, while even the kindest acts of a wicked men are still cruel. 11 Work hard at your job and you’ll have what you need. Following a get-rich-quick scheme is nothing but a fantasy. (TPT)
  • Ezekiel 2:5

What am I saying ?

There is nothing wrong with desiring a husband. You need to be married… So you can stay out of other people’s business (1Thessalonians 4:10-12). Also, there is nothing wrong with having a crush but there is everything wrong with a fantasy…. FEAR GOD INSTEAD.

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Devotion : Lord Help Me To Get This Right

Testimony: When I first began to come to Christ I struggled. I witnessed a lot of hypocrisy and pettiness and I didn’t understand because God was dealing with me so heavily on why certain things were wrong. Did I make mistakes ? Yes. Did I sin ? Yes. But now I understand that there were some things that I needed to change (that was not being taught) to effectively walk forward in Christ.

  1. Guard Your Heart
Proverbs 4:23

LISTEN….

Dear friend, take my advice; it will add years to your life. I’m writing out clear directions to Wisdom Way, I’m drawing a map to Righteous Road. I don’t want you ending up in blind alleys, or wasting time making wrong turns. Hold tight to good advice; don’t relax your grip. Guard it well—your life is at stake! Don’t take Wicked Bypass; don’t so much as set foot on that road. Stay clear of it; give it a wide berth. Make a detour and be on your way.
Proverbs 4:10‭-‬15 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/pro.4.10-15.MSG

You can do this by stop listening to certain secular music such as Beyonce , Queen Naija , Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, and Justin Timberlake . Start listening to more gospel music such as Mississippi Mass Choir , Elavation Worship, or Bethel !

2. Abuse from Church leaders is not love .

Judah has been unfaithful, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. The men of Judah have defiled the Lord ’s beloved sanctuary by marrying women who worship idols. May the Lord cut off from the nation of Israel every last man who has done this and yet brings an offering to the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Here is another thing you do. You cover the Lord ’s altar with tears, weeping and groaning because he pays no attention to your offerings and doesn’t accept them with pleasure. You cry out, “Why doesn’t the Lord accept my worship?” I’ll tell you why! Because the Lord witnessed the vows you and your wife made when you were young. But you have been unfaithful to her, though she remained your faithful partner, the wife of your marriage vows. Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. “For I hate divorce!” says the Lord , the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty, ” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.” You have wearied the Lord with your words. “How have we wearied him?” you ask. You have wearied him by saying that all who do evil are good in the Lord ’s sight, and he is pleased with them. You have wearied him by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”
Malachi 2:11‭-‬17 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/mal.2.11-17.NLT

Today ask God for wisdom and understanding in regards to your life and He will answer you.

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
James 1:5 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/jas.1.5.NLT

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Devotion : The Truth About Numbers

Numbers next to Colossians and Song of Solomon has got to be one of my favorite books of the Bible. Let me tell you why .

Numbers is clear evidence that God will strike you dead. Sometimes we as believers think that we can just do whatever we want to do and that’s not true ! Actually, it’s far from it. Your sin and disobedience will cause you to die in your wilderness.

  1. All sins will be forgiven except…….

“Listen to this carefully. I’m warning you. There’s nothing done or said that can’t be forgiven. But if you persist in your slanders against God’s Holy Spirit, you are repudiating the very One who forgives, sawing off the branch on which you’re sitting, severing by your own perversity all connection with the One who forgives.” He gave this warning because they were accusing him of being in league with Evil.
Mark 3:28‭-‬30 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/mrk.3.28-30.MSG

2. When God makes up that He is through with a generation …. THATS IT ! There is nothing that you can do .

By this time Eli was very old. He kept getting reports on how his sons were ripping off the people and sleeping with the women who helped out at the sanctuary. Eli took them to task: “What’s going on here? Why are you doing these things? I hear story after story of your corrupt and evil carrying on. Oh, my sons, this is not right! These are terrible reports I’m getting, stories spreading right and left among God ’s people! If you sin against another person, there’s help—God’s help. But if you sin against God , who is around to help?” But they were far gone in disobedience and refused to listen to a thing their father said. So God , who was fed up with them, decreed their death. But the boy Samuel was very much alive, growing up, blessed by God and popular with the people. A holy man came to Eli and said: “This is God ’s message: I revealed myself openly to your ancestors when they were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. Out of all the tribes of Israel, I chose your family to be my priests: to preside at the Altar, to burn incense, to wear the priestly robes in my presence. I put your ancestral family in charge of all the sacrificial offerings of Israel. So why do you now treat as mere loot these very sacrificial offerings that I commanded for my worship? Why do you treat your sons better than me, turning them loose to get fat on these offerings, and ignoring me? Therefore—this is God ’s word, the God of Israel speaking—I once said that you and your ancestral family would be my priests indefinitely, but now— God ’s word, remember!—there is no way this can continue. I honor those who honor me; those who scorn me I demean. “Be well warned: It won’t be long before I wipe out both your family and your future family. No one in your family will make it to old age! You’ll see good things that I’m doing in Israel, but you’ll see it and weep, for no one in your family will live to enjoy it. I will leave one person to serve at my Altar, but it will be a hard life, with many tears. Everyone else in your family will die before their time. What happens to your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, will be the proof: Both will die the same day. Then I’ll establish for myself a true priest. He’ll do what I want him to do, be what I want him to be. I’ll make his position secure and he’ll do his work freely in the service of my anointed one. Survivors from your family will come to him begging for handouts, saying, ‘Please, give me some priest work, just enough to put some food on the table.’”
1 Samuel 2:22‭-‬25‭, ‬25‭-‬36 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/1sa.2.22-36.MSG

In other words … DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR THE OIL GOD HAS GIVEN YOU on people that God has rejected.

Today , focus on God and who He has assigned you to minister to . Dont give your Pearl’s to the swine ! Move on and get ready to cross over !

A Good Verse To Remember :

She went and told the story to the man of God. He said, “Go sell the oil and make good on your debts. Live, both you and your sons, on what’s left.”
2 Kings 4:7 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/2ki.4.7.MSG

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Verse Of The Day

Amos 9:13-15 The Message (MSG)

13-15 “Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree.

“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel:

“They’ll rebuild their ruined cities.
They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine.
They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables.
And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land.
They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.”
God, your God, says so.

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