“We know the truth not only by the reason, but also by the heart.” Blaise Pascal
Sometimes we deny or act confused or play dumb (even with God) even though we know better because we don’t want to change.
Last month, Prophet Jim said, “You quit apologizing for what you say because you’re saying it out of your heart and out of love for others.”
Two weeks ago, he told me, “You need to think before you speak even if you’re a thousand times right. He who guards his tongue is wise.”
I appreciated the first prophecy. The second one, not so much. I threw a fit the next day and said it sounded in conflict to “Stop apologizing because you’re saying it out of love.” I knew better, though. The second one affected one person and God wanted my interactions with them changed.
When my pastor preached “Get a job” and in the same sermon said “Work for minimum wage and live in a camper if you have to,” I wondered if his message confused anyone. I’m sure they knew better too. His point was to give up the big paying job (and your love for money) if it’s keeping you from being in church and loving your family well.
Jesus said, “Love God, love people.” In Jesus name, Paul said in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV, “If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” It’d be easy to excuse enabling someone and call it love. However, Jesus Himself said don’t do that. He said love them, not love them to death. We know better anyway.
None of these are “rocket surgery.” Once God’s spoken, we know that we know that we know. We don’t have to do what He said, but our excuse can’t be that we didn’t know.
What’s God “confused” you with that you need to do anyway because you know better?
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So true. I sure forget often and I’ve certainly enabled bad behavior out of love you know . Lord help us all do better. Thank you Kim for reminders on the daily . I love you and I’m so so enjoying your daily blogs .
I sure do know, Connie. I’ve done the same thing. Enabling is easier in the short run than setting boundaries. It’s the long run when we pay a price for doing what’s easy. I think I finally have that figured out.
Yes … Lord, help us! ❤️
The Light Bulb graphic illustrates it so well – it is in the open light for all to see.
“Hide it under a bushel , No”
I love your comment, Joel!
This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine. 🎶🤩