The Relationship that Sustain in a Shifting Atmosphere!

1 05 2015

11087581_sIn our last post we opened a series on our ever shifting atmosphere and the need for maturity. These words are key, for they reveal the difference between walking in maturity and walking in our own strength.

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love,

I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,

but do not have love, I gain nothing.

1Co 13:1 – 3

Before there is obedience, before their is maturity leading naturally into authority, there must be an encounter with God our Father. It is through this relationship that we were created to grow and mature. Moses did not have a vibrant mature relationship with God in Egypt because the bible tells us  in Exodus chapter  3, as Moses tended this father-in-law’s flocks he encountered God.

Moses struggled with those who oppressed his people and still today we struggle with the oppression we face in our daily lives. It is through our relationship with God which brings us to a place of speaking in love, acting in love and giving in love which birthing life in others rather than release the pain in our hearts which can build up when someone does something we don’t agree with.

We would do well to reflect upon the life of Moses; for as he grew in his relationship with God, he learned to follow God and as he followed God, he saw God set his people free!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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What is Love Anyway?

22 01 2014

21909694_sAs we finish this series What is Love Anyway, looking at love and its hindrances. I want to focus on these words in 1 Corinthians 13 concerning love…

 

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

 

These are my favorite words concerning love…8785800_s

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

 

1 Corinthians 13:4 – 8

We will never love perfectly; we must simply do our best and let God take care of the rest. May each of us love our neighbor as we love ourselves, asking God to help us love ourselves as He first loved us!

If you haven’t checked out the extra’s about love on our equip page, read: The Truth about Worry and What Jesus asked us to do in Love today!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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Evil vs. Truth

18 01 2014

21909694_sWe are in a series called What is Love Anyway? To read all of this series on love scroll back to The Beatitudes of Love, beginning on 11/9/2013. We have finished the different words for Love in the bible and now we are looking at the seventh and final hindrances to love, evil.

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”

1 Corinthians 13:6

We define evil in its noun form as profound immorality, wickedness, and depravity, esp. when regarded as a supernatural force. It’s other use as an adjective 8621117_s(an attribute), evil is profoundly immoral and malevolent.

We learned earlier in our study of love how God delights in us and so this use of the word delight is important as it is deepens our understanding of the impact of evil. Evil is a very powerful thing. Evil is the direct opposite of truth. We think of good and evil, which are human measures, while God thinks of truth (the quality or state of being true) as the opposite of evil.

My life was one of profound immorality, wickedness, and depravity, growing up in the occult.  It was devoid of love.  As I grew I wanted the truth because I knew “good” people did bad things. Good can masquerade itself like the devil, offering Eve the apple in the garden, while truth brings freedom and it is why I am a Christian today.

“Know the truth and the truth will set you Free.”

John 8:32

Rejoice now and always in the truth, because the truth given in love, brings freedom!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.
 
Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.
 
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Anger and its Foothold

15 01 2014

21909694_sWe are in a series called What is Love Anyway? To read all of this series on love scroll back to The Beatitudes of Love, beginning on 11/9/2013. We have finished the different words for Love in the bible and now we are looking at the sixth hindrances to love, anger.

Love, “It is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.”

1 Cor 13:5

We define the word anger as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. In and of itself anger is not sinful, because20309004_s over and over again we read about God being angry with the Israelites. Ephesians 4:26 tells us “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” This warns us of what will happen if we do not let go of our anger in a timely manner, we give the devil a foothold.

Looking back at 1 Corinthians 13:5 we see the foothold of anger is in keeping a record of wrongs. How often with our family, our friends, and even our spouse, do we keep a long running list of their wrongs.

I have a choice whether I keep a record of how many times my husband forgets the ketchup when ordering my French fries, or I can let it go and take the time to pour my own ketchup, when I get home. So often what we get upset about isn’t really worth the possible damage to our relationship, even though my French fries are now cold.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:
 
CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.
 

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Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.
 
Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.
 
Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.
 
Beyond completejoy.org…
 
On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.
 
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This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Wednesday and Saturday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





Choosing Love rather than Dishonor

8 01 2014

21909694_sWe are in a series called What is Love Anyway? To read all of this series on love scroll back to The Beatitudes of Love, beginning on 11/9/2013. We have finished the different words for Love in the bible and now we are looking at the fifth hindrances to love, dishonoring others.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,

1 Cor 13:5

To define the word dishonor it is to fail to observe or respect someone or17053250_s something. In its verb form it is to shame or disgrace. So much of our drive to dishonor has to do with a personal desire to prove our own worth, birthed out our own selfishness.

Choosing not to shame or disrespect someone when they do wrong is to choose Love. We are asked by God to speak truth in Love, in this way we do not shame or dishonor another person.

In a marriage love covers a multitude of sin and because of that love we who are married can choose to honor our spouse, speaking truth in love, when their actions are not praiseworthy because honoring someone has nothing to do with covering sin, rather it acknowledges sin and forgives.

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:
 
CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.
 

Visit our new page; Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link that will allow you to give by credit card to Complete Joy Ministries through Paypal. To find out more, or to give please check out this new page. 

 
Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.
 
Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.
 
Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.
 
Beyond completejoy.org…
 
On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.
 
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This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Wednesday and Saturday, usually by noon Pacific Time.








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