GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

Seasoned? 4/27/16
Seasoned? 4/27/16




Colossians 4:6 (KJV)
6  Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

SEASONED-from a presumed derivative of <G142> (airo); to prepare , i.e. spice  (with stimulating condiments) :- season.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

As MANY may know and fully understand, food without salt is always bland!

And, as wise Solomon wrote:

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)
 
1  To every thing there is  a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

There is a "SEASON/SEASONING" for everything in life!

It was Mordecai, the wise father and Jew greatly despised by the wicked Haman, who EXHORTED his daughter Esther,

" WHO KNOWETH WHETHER THOU ARE COME TO THE KINGDOM FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS?

Esther 4:14 (KJV)
 
14  For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Our God is much like the Delta Airlines slogan!

GOD IS READY WHEN YOU ARE!!!

In each and everyone of US, God has instilled/given a "VISION!"



Habakkuk 2:3 (KJV)
 
3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

VISION-from <H2372> (chazah); a sight (mentally), i.e. a dream, revelation , or oracle  :- vision.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

God PROMISES:

Psalm 37:4 (KJV)
4  Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

God is READY to deliver/make good on His PROMISE, BUT only IF and WHEN:

GOD IS READY WHEN YOU ARE!!!

Do you really think that that shepherd boy, AKA King David, had NEVER used a slingshot before his encounter with Goliath?????

God knew, God had guided and taught David the proper use of a slingshot and after much SEASONING, David became a good/GREAT shot!!!

The professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant, is a hero to my son Joshua.

He has remarked to me many times how this professional even takes precious time in the off season to DAILY shoot hundred of baskets-even thousands-while on any vacation!!

There IS "a TIME to plant, AND a TIME to pluck up that which is planted!!!!"

Ecclesiastes 3:2 (KJV)
 
2  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is  planted;

Yes, you CAN hurry God, but whatever done will be UN-seasoned!!!

It takes TIME to create a masterpiece!!! 

My good Canadian friend and fellow Christian Les Turvey posted these WISE words:

"Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but the happiness and growth occurs while we're climbing it."

In closing, I often think of a line used in the great Christian film, "FACING THE GIANTS!"

A man of deep PRAYER told the story of two farmers-both PRAYING for much needed rain.

Only ONE farmer "PREPARED HIS FIELDS" for planting-

WHICH FARMER HAD FAITH!!??

TODAY, please KNOW and NOTE that God is "SEASONING" YOU!!!

That bitter taste YOU possibly are experiencing may be SALT/SEASONING!!!

James 1:3-4 (KJV)
3  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.  

4  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

TODAY, "LET/allow PATIENCE/experience to have her PERFECT work!!"

IN YOU!!

GOD BLESS YOU!!! 

PASTOR DOUG

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GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH
70 STONE RD.
MCDONOUGH  GA 30253