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Food for the Spirit
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Mercy for others OR Glory for me?
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Galations 6:4, 8

 

S.  Galations 6:4, 8 But let every person carefully scrutinize and examine and test his own conduct and his own work. He can then have the personal satisfaction and joy of doing something commendable [in itself alone] without [resorting to] boastful comparison with his neighbor.

vs. 8. For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

O.  So why do I post my soaps on Facebook, the church blog, and send them to people? In this I need to test myself, to see if I'm doing it to BOAST or COMPARE myself to others. Am I doing it to 'sow into my flesh' (building up my flesh)? OR am I doing it to sow into the others the revelations that Holy Spirit gives me. The result of sharing these soaps should be FRUIT, the results of fruit coming from the Spirit.  No fruit, no Truth. If others are truly benefiting from them, then that would be the Fruit! If my flesh is growing...that would be a time to stop.

A.  Now I need to keep watchful of what I am doing. I have to watch the results in my fleshly self when I post soaps. I have to watch and see MY reaction to what others are saying or NOT saying. It isn't up to me to grow 'fruit'...that's Jesus' job. It's MY job to plant seed. But if those 'seeds' are coming from the flesh that says, "LOOK AT ME!" then I am posting soaps for the wrong reason...not for the SPIRIT'S desire, but for my FLESHLY desire.

MERCY (for others) OR GLORY (for my flesh)? (as in the dream I had...the character/name of Bob/Robert: 'GLORY' or John: 'MERCY') WHICH character do I have when posting these soaps? FLESHLY GLORY OR MERCY ON OTHERS. WHICH character am I embracing in intimacy?

This is what I have to figure out! Which am I choosing?

P. No one knows me like YOU, Abba Father! I am asking that You reveal to me the REASON I am soaping and sharing. I ask for the right heart and spirit in 'seed planting'. I ask for a humble heart and a spirit that only follows Your Spirit! I ask for the heart of Jesus in spreading 'seed'.


Posted by umma23 at 7:03 AM PST
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