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Monday, November 28, 2011

Dividing The Plate of Life

My wife can't stand to have one serving of food touch another.  She either has to use divided plates or make several trips to get more in a meal.  Me, on the other hand, I can just slop it all together and eat it.  I go by the saying, "It's all going to the same place."  I use bread as an edible napkin and wipe off my plate from time to time too.  Some people divide their food an some don't.  Some people try to break down their lives like this as well.  

People can put on their proverbial "game face" at work to let everyone know you mean business.

Then, switch to a "soccer mom" attitude when at home.  

Finally, a "Susie homemaker" on the weekends.  
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The problem is when the barrier between them is not high enough to separate them anymore.  Like when my wife leans her plate to far to one direction and the separate food now becomes one food.  That usually becomes my plate by the way!

Many people try to attempt this in religion as well.  We show up on Sunday, enjoy singing praises to the Lord, get edified by a good sermon, and then check it all at the door because that falls into "Susie homemaker" weekend category.   

Friends, we cannot divide up Jesus in our lives.  He must be in all we do!  Col 3:17.  Everything we say and do in life should be committed to Jesus.  We should be continually praising God for His gifts.  God knows everything we do anyway. Ecc 12:13,14

Salvation is a process we are to continually work at it.  Phi 2:12 says " out your salvation with fear and trembling."  This means salvation must be worked out. We cannot separate God's commands from our lives because we are in our "game face" mode.  

We are called to be Holy. 1Pe 1:16  We must be sanctified and separate from the world. Rom 12:1,2  Most people do not know how to be sanctified.  I said it last night at our evening service if we want to be sanctified it must come from obedience to the Word of God.  Jn 17:17

My friends do not separate the plate of life.  Allow the Word of God flow through all areas of your life.  We have no fear of death or anything when the Lord is our shepherd.  Ps 23  There is no fear of condemnation when God's Word flows through our lives.  Rom 8:1,2  Remember, we are to glorify God In all we do because we were bought at a price. 1Co 6:19,20

Today and everyday share the Good news of Jesus and God's plan of redeeming man through Jesus.   Don't separate that from the plate of life!   


Hear The Word-  Rom 10:17; Acts 4:4

We Must Believe or Have Faith-  Heb 11:6; Acts 16:31

We Must Repent-  Lk 13:3; Acts 17:30

We Must Confess Christ Before Others-  Mt 10:32; Acts 8:37

We Must Be Immersed Into Christ (Baptized)-  1Pe 3:21; Mk 16:16; Acts 2:38  

We Must Remain Faithful-  Rev 2:10; Acts 14:22

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