Friday 18 November 2022

Believers' Prayer Meeting with The Saint | R 13 W 4 D 5.


Welcome to the Upper Room. So glad you made it.

We continue digging in Daniel 6:3, "An Excellent Spirit." We've been learning from the Excellent Spirit that was found in Abraham. This brings us to Chapter 18 of Genesis. We see here Abraham's response to seeing three (3) strangers in verses 1-15. 

Yes, we know it was the Lord appearing to him, but did Abraham know at that point in time? The writer of Hebrews [13:2] does not think so. For, he admonishes us to follow the same way of living, and not to only do it when we perceive there is a reward for us.

It is easy for us to be nice when there is a perceived benefit or avoidance of pain. It is easy to be nice to those in the places of authority over us, but that is not what kindness is defined by. Kindness is from the heart and is never done in consideration of a perceived benefit, or avoidance of pain.

Kindness proceeds from goodness, not sheer niceness. It is the bowel of our creator on the inside of us. It is never about us, but the recipient of the favor. It is all giving. Abraham was not about what he could gain from the three men. He was all about what he could give to them.

Just like the classical definition of a healthy relationship. It is one in which the participants come into because of what they can give, not what they can receive. However, it is paradoxical in that what keeps it going is not what they give, but what they receive as a result of the relationship, not what they give.

We were created not to only give, but to also receive. There is nothing wrong with receiving, as long as it follows the right process. No relationship is complete except there is a receiving. Relationship demands reciprocity. We were created to relate.

The relationship is life's bottom line. We were created to give. That is our responsibility. We were also created to receive. However, it must not be demanded. It must come from a natural order. God is the God of the Harvest.

One with an Excellent Spirit understands this natural sequence and uses it to his or her rise. Do you?

Let's pray.

The Saint.

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