Blessing and Receiving

Pondering Proverbs 11:24 — 25
“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.”

My take : Some sage, supernatural advice here. Often is contrary to my nature, how about yours? But it confirms that givers gain. It like the difference between the Sea of Gallilee and the Dead Sea. The one that only receives is the dead. The one that receives and gives is alive and flourishing. As the late great Zig Ziglar was found of saying, ‘You can have everything in life you want if you help enough others get what they want’. Time to get to work.

Tact

Tact is the willingness to communicate without bullying, without skirting the issue at hand. It is addressing a sensitive subject in a fashion which best suits the receiver so the point is clearly perceived. It seeks to reconcile both points of view with the truth eloquently.”

Kirk

All lives matter

Candace and KingFace dishing out the Truth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n78nFzjzja0&feature=share

“Don’t be worried about leaky faucet when there is a fire in the house”

“95% of blacks murdered are by other blacks”
not the police or white people

“I have never been discriminated against”

“When you get pulled over by the police:

  1. Roll down your windows
  2. Turn on interior lights
  3. Turn off car and put keys on dash
  4. Put hands up and on steering wheel
  5. Be respectful and compliant

Because the police are fearful too.”

“All lives matter includes black people”

“Unity”

Top Ten qualities of a successful leader

Here is my Top Ten

  1. Be consistently present (all in)
  2. Ask lots of thoughtful questions
  3. Seek and apply the knowledge of your collective team
  4. Plan your work / work your plan…with strong effort
  5. Reward loyalty and innovation
  6. Be painfully authentic
  7. Always optimistic yet humble
  8. Maintain a positive attitude with a solution mind-set
  9. Seek win/win every time
  10. Focus on your purpose, the mission at hand, but be willing, if not eager, to pivot for better

Bonus. Forget perfection but never stop being your best.
Go for it! Ready, fire, aim!

It’s hard to come up and just list only 10 well 11 with the bonus but which ones would you replace for your style of leadership?

Five steps to favor – Isaiah 50:10

“Who among you fears the LORD?

Who obeys the voice of His Servant?

Who walks in darkness and has no light?

Let him trust in the name of the LORD

And rely upon his God.”

Isaiah 50:10

#1 FEARS – the LORD

The good, respectful fear ofa a holy, just and all powerful being is what the intent is here. There is a stark differerence between respectful fear and the false human kind of freat. Every serious student of the Bible should grasp this. David the psalmist hammers it home as well as his son, Solomon in Proverbs as he writes; The begining of all wisdom is the fear of God.

#2 OBEYS – the voice of His Servent (Jesus)

We are fools if we think we can or should live to and by our selves. We should just do it (what God says) and be careful not to give mere lip service. Afterall, talk is cheap and action is dear.

If we seek, we shall no doubt find. Let’s listen via the Word by putting our ears to His message. We can alos hear Him speak to our spirit His Spirit if we are intent, still, focused, relaxed and full of expectation. Let’s tune in to His voice first and foremost.

#3 WALKS – in darkness not in the light

There are time when we just need to obey when it may look unclear or unnatural. Yes, we are called to walk by faith, not by mere sight. Of course everything requires disernment and this doesn’t mean we should stupidly and ignore common sense. What it means is that when things are unclear or deceptive, walk by faith not by sight, not by our phyical senses only. We should understand that is another dimension our physical being is incapable of understand. We are hybrid beings so les use all our capacities particularly when things are unclear that we should be faithful.

#4 TRUSTS – in the name of the LORD

A name is much more than letters and perhaps a title. What matters most is what is behind the name; what it represents. It’s the emotion, the power, the impact behind the name. Its what it stands for.

Do we fully trust in God?

Is our trust and actions based upon worldiness, our flesh, our old man, non-christian opinions, psudeo-science, the media or just loud noise?

TRUST AND OBEY FOR THERE IS NO OTHER WAY

No other way that works in the long-haul.

#5 RELY – upon his God.

Similiar to TRUST is RELY or reliance. This is obviously important. Where is our true allegiance? Is God really #1?

When the money is low, when the pain is high, when we are weak, when we act the fool, when the way is rough, when….not what do we count on but WHO do we count on to provide and save the day. Is it I, they or God?

Trust in the LORD will all your heart. Lean not to your own understanding. In all our ways seek Him (God) and He will direct your path. Right? Right.

If its something or someone, even and likely our own selve, if it does NOT eminate and credited from God, we are sorely mistaken if we rely upon it.

That is certainly the making of a false idol of the heart.

RELY on our ALLY!

SUMMARY: To receive the favor, to ocuppy our anointed space, we are instructed to DO the following: the wise person…

  1. Fears
  2. Obeys
  3. Walks
  4. Trusts
  5. Relies

UPON GOD