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Thursday, June 4

Day 4, Paragraph 4 of Weekday Blog #1

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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 FOUR:

The truth is, without God we can do nothing!  Another way to say that truth is to say, *on the outside* of God we can do nothing and, conversely, *with*, or *on the inside* of God we can do all things.  The sooner we realize this, the sooner we can begin accomplishing God's purpose for creating us.  Until then, we cannot truly be fulfilled.  However, when we do realize that truth, then is when we can live genuinely successful lives.  For us to fully understand and truly realize our dreams and visions, we must work within the context and fulfillment of God's vision for us.  In other words, it is only by fulfilling God's Will and Purpose for creating us, so specially and intricately as He has each one of us, that we can be fulfilled, that we can live successful lives.

Question to ponder:
What is one thing that you have done in your life that gave you a sense of satisfaction? Did that accomplishment give you a sense of fulfillment, or lasting satisfaction?  _________________________________________

Keith's Comments:
"This I have learned:  In order to walk in fulfillment, we have to realize that God is the Consummate Family Man.  The reason that you are here, and the reason that I am here, is to walk with God and to work with Him to fulfill His plan and purpose for all of His Creation.  To take what God has given us, when the Scriptures say, ‘God created us for His good pleasure,’ what does that mean?  In short, it means that God created us to work with Him 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.  He created us to not only work *with* Him but, just as importantly if not more importantly, to rest and trust *in* Him and to *dwell* in Him continually.  Think about that for a moment.  The ‘good pleasure’ that God receives from us is not in our fulfilling things f-o-r Him; it’s to be *with* Him constantly – God IN us and us IN Him.  I struggled to understand this, early on in my Christian walk.  I wondered, ‘How is it that God actually receives pleasure and joy from *spending time* with me?’  This is exactly the point God wanted to get across to each of us.  And He wanted us to understand it so much that He sent His One and Only Son to fulfill His desire and passion to be able to be with us continually, us *in oneness with Him*.  This means that, even though we live on earth, we can, simultaneously, live *in God*, and it is Christ Jesus Who made the way for us to be in this world and to have a dwelling place in God at the same time.  Fulfillment is when we use the gifts and the talents that we enjoy the most in our lives, and we use them *with* God. To relay to those around us who don’t know that reality that GOD IS WAITING with open arms to lead them, too, into fulfillment, is fulfillment as well.  When I accomplished things in my business career, using the skills and talents God had wired in me, satisfaction was always temporary and sometimes even painfully so.  Where I was channeling my abilities is what needed adjusting, by God.  When I asked Him for and received His adjusting, that is when fulfillment came, and it was a lasting feeling like I had never imagined, and continues without end.  I consulted Him as ‘Chief Operator’ in my life, as well as ‘Manufacturer’ of me and my life.  And He continually fills me up, full to overflowing.”

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
(Romans 12:2)


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