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Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others

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October 2015

Pause to Pray

  
Daniel was told that he, along with astrologers and magicians, were going to be put to death because they couldn’t interpret the King’s dream.

Daniel could have reacted fearfully and made up an interpretation to give an answer to the king immediately. He would save his life momentarily but death would be imminent once the interpretation would be proven false. 

So instead of guessing about this major decision Daniel chose to ask for time. He was granted it and immediately he and his three friends sought out the Lord. The Lord revealed the dream to them. Daniel brought the interpretation to the king. Daniel and his friends’ lives were not only spared but they were blessed too.

Be cautious about being “bullied” into giving an answer before you pray. Ask for time. Stall. But please don’t make decisions without consulting Jesus. 

Let Go

  
Timothy’s mother and grandmother had raised Timothy to be a godly man. They taught him the scriptures from a young age. They wanted nothing more than for to Timothy to be a follower of Jesus, living in His will.

But when the missionary Paul, formerly known as Saul, a well known persecutor of Christians, wanted to join up with Timothy surely their flesh questioned if this was the will of God for their son. Would Timothy be in danger just because of Paul’s presence? Timothy would be traveling away from home, that wouldn’t be the safest environment…

Timothy’s calling might not have been what they had envisioned when they were raising him. Maybe they had thought that he would be a local leader in their town…serving God from the place he had been raised. But God had different plans.

They were able to put Timothy’s decision to serve abroad into perspective. They chose to focus on their end goal: raising a man that would live for Jesus. Blessing Timothy in his choice to serve God outweighed their desire to keep him in the safe environment that they’d created for him.

God may be asking you to sacrifice something to grow you and those around you. Answer his call. Give away your comfort, routine, best-made plans, whatever it is…be mindful of the eternal results versus the way you may be feeling today.

Luke 6:31

  

A Different Perspective

  
After years of discord David and his son Abner were now at peace. They had made a covenant to work together instead of against each other. 

Joab couldn’t believe it. He refused to. He held onto the bitterness he felt toward Abner. He was ate up with hatred for the man. Instead of following after David by choosing to find forgiveness he killed Abner.

David was distraught. Regardless of the treason Abner had committed he was still his son. 

Maybe that’s why David was able to forgive him so easily. 

And if Joab would have put himself in David’s shoes perhaps he would have been able to forgive also. At least he would probably have refrained from killing his king’s son. 

If you’re having a hard time dealing with an issue try to look at the situation from several different points of view. It may not change your outlook but it could help you not to react so drastically. 

Hebrews 12:12

  

Do Not Be Deceived

  
Moses was a prince of Egypt. Royalty. He led a life of ease.

He chose to leave that life behind to become known as one of God’s chosen.
After this decision he faced exclusion, ridicule and opposition. But he knew he was following after God, doing what was right. For Moses trading in the life of ease for life eternal was worth it. 

There may be pleasure in sin for a season but it will never prevail over The Beginning and The End. 

Isaiah 45:2

  

God Is In Control

  

We are the product of a wonderful “manufacturer”: The Godwho formed heaven and earth. The God who made us in His image. The God who goes before us making our ways straight, tearing down all obstacles.

So rest easy. Our God has gone before you. He is the one who is making the decisions. The pressure is off. We just need to follow.

There is such peace in knowing that we are not the ones in control.

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