Good Morning! I am going to share something with you the Lord just revealed to me and I have studied my bible for years (and attended many sermons; and read many books as well.) No man Showed me this The Holy Spirit showed me. This is a word of knowledge too.
There were 12 disciples. All were called. Who was chosen (and why?)
Judas was not chosen (but he was called) because he followed Jesus but he did not receive from Jesus NOR let it change him. He went along but he was offended. So he sold out Jesus for some pieces of silver.
11 chosen out of 12.
Why? Because they fasted more? Prayed more? “claimed it” (More often?) They followed, they went (with Jesus) they pondered, they made mistakes and in the end “they learned” to be Jesus’ disciples (and later Apostles). Now is this an example to us of how to be chosen? I believe so! And our bible says “If everything” Jesus did was written down there would not be enough books to contain it all” …….and that’s why I write books (besides I”m called to do it and chosen)
Laura Grace: Author of Grace to the Rescue, Grace to Grow Sons of God, ABC’s of God, Relationship is Everything and other books forthcoming on Amazon. Search and see! 🙂
This is important: Do not allow yourself to be so caught up in “bible study” in a traditional way; that you beat yourself up for not studying. Let me clarify. Didn’t Jesus say: “Look at the birds of the air?” He talked about how they don’t sow or reap but God provides for them.
So then, if you are driving to work and you see a bird (or two) and start to think about how God made the birds, how he provides for them and they find or discover things to eat, and also how he said if one falls he sees it, and you are worth more to him than many sparrows; Then you have meditated, you have studied; and you and the Lord together have studied “your bible” today.
Too often, we get caught up in circling our own mistakes with a red marking pen; and fail to see what we have done right on any given day. God did not teach us to worry, not even over something as important as our walk with him.
-From the Grace to Grow study guide by Laura Grace, currently in progress.
thank you God for this new Day! Well I am excited today I published yet another
Kindle book yesterday called the ABC’s of Christianity. I have several books that
are started now. I went to church (today) several members of the congregation
have purchased my book and I have donated Grace to the Rescue and Grace
to Grow to our local public library. A woman in church said “reading your book
has inspired me to finally start writing.” I am so happy about this! 🙂
I intend to keep pouring out on the pages as much as the Lord has poured into
me! (which is a lot by the way!). He did say as much as you have given “freely
give’ and so far I am still in the red on my writing projects however at least one
book all the proceeds are already spoken for to the widow of my dear friend
minister Diamond. All proceeds will go to her in honor of him on the book “sons
of God.” I am working in my local community and am not writing to become rich
or famous. I fully intend that what is over and above the cost of writing will go to
various charities. I have donated books all over the place and am rejoicing that
God is allowing me to do my part for his Kingdom! Praise the Lord!
Here’s my author central link if you are interested: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00DLYKCOQ
With love prayers and blessings