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Wednesday, June 17

Day 13, Paragraph 13 of Weekday Blog #1

*Starting our morning and day off great with the 10-minute Weekday Blog*
Our first DAILY blog for each Weekday in JUNE!

Thank you for joining us for this
ground-breaking JOURNEY
through the 1st CHAPTER of Keith's book,
Keep the FAITH…Keep Your VISION”!

If you will read this book in its entirety, then you will be equipped
to begin walking with the confidence and authority that Jesus Christ came and died to provide for us, in order that we may work *with* Him, be *fulfilled* in our work, lead a *successful life*, and...


Paragraph THIRTEEN:

The health and prosperity of the soul is the principal thing, and God's number one desire for us is that we prosper in our physical being, as our souls prosper. Alternately, if our concentration is on our fleshly body, to the neglect of our soul's prospering, then we are serving the creature more than He Who is its Creator. In doing so, we are living our lives backwards. Success or prosperity, as God defines it, can never come from living in that backwards way."

Question to ponder:

How many times have you had one of these, or other common, every-day “thoughts” come to your mind within minutes after you opened God’s Word to read and study: --Do I have enough gas in the car? -– Is there enough milk in the refrigerator? –- Was I supposed to call ____ today, or tomorrow?  _________________________________________

Keith's "Comments from the Author":

"Perhaps the greatest battles we will ever fight in this life will not be against the devil himself, but will be the bloody, knock-down, drag-out conflicts that occur as we work to die to our old flesh nature to take on the mind of Christ. As you know, the flesh can be very persuasive, especially when it comes to their trying to break our focus as we pursue God and His ways. As strange as this may sound, I’ll never forget the first time I remembered 'I needed a loaf of bread' as I laid my Bible open to read a few chapters before going to bed for the night. As soon as I began reading the second chapter of Scripture I was studying, thoughts came to me from out of nowhere about needing a loaf of bread! It was about 11 pm when that thought began crowding my mind as I was studying. It made no sense, really, that clear view, in my mind, of a loaf of bread, prompting me to think, ‘Ya know, I don’t have enough bread to make sandwiches for my lunch for work tomorrow. And I don't have much time left to make it to the quick-stop shop to get a loaf for in the morning.’ I remember how, with that taking over the front of my mind, I got up, grabbed my jacket, and headed out the door. Just a few minutes later, as I was driving down the road, it dawned on me that I had just let my old way of thinking, my old flesh nature, dictate my departure from the ONLY thing that can help me break loose of my old flesh nature – studying the Word of God. If you don't know what I’m talking about, pull out your Bible and start reading, and watch what happens. Be prepared to hear thoughts and voices that will start sounding off, working to get you away, and separated, from God’s Word. You are likely to hear some common thoughts in your mind about regular, every-day things, just in time to pull you away from quality time you're intending to spend in God’s presence. I have learned that this whole process of dying to our old flesh nature and its ways, in order to pursue oneness with God and knowledge of His Word, is indeed a fight; A fight we must win at all costs! I have learned from experience that, to obtain anything of great worth, great effort will be required, and it's worth the fight to obtain it! And there is nothing more WORTH-y in the universe than God, and the effort it will take for us to become 'as one’ with Him! Remember the truth and instructions of 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, ‘For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ’ and, in the Name of Christ Jesus, take captive every thought that is in your mind, or that comes to mind. Read and study what God’s Word says, ask the Holy Spirit to tutor you, and let it begin transforming you and your life in EVERY way!"

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.. (Philippians 3:13-14)

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