I have another L-O-N-G post. Just one more thing, I have to share. HOLY SPIRIT was speaking to me last night before I fell asleep. I will tell you, the truth! All day long, I have fought hard, about putting this message out here. But, I cannot disobey
Here are the words. ~ DJR 2/23/2015.
" WITHOUT CONFRONTATION EVERYTHING IS AND REMAINS MEDIOCRE."
1. OPPOSE, as in hostility or a competition.
Ex. "You must confront your opponent."
Ex. " The two enemies finally confronted each other."
2. FACE UP, DEAL WITH SOMETHING HEAD ON (even if it is unpleasant).
Ex. "You must confront your problems."
Ex. "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes."
3. PRESENT SOMEBODY WITH SOMETHING, usually to accuse or criticize.
Ex. " We confronted him with the evidence."
Ex. "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions."
Ex. "An enormous dilemma faces us."
1. SECOND RATE MODERATE TO INFERIOR IN QUALITY.
Ex. "They improved the quality from mediocre to above average."
2. AVERAGE, FAIR, MEDIOCRE, MIDDLING LACKING EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY OR ABILITY.
Ex. "A novel of average merit."
Ex. "Only a fair performance of the sonata."
Ex. "In fair health."
Ex. "The caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average."
Ex. "The performance was middling at best."
3. MEDIOCRE POOR TO MIDDLING IN QUALITY.
Ex. "There have been good and mediocre and bad artists."
Repeating my quote, again.
"WITHOUT CONFRONTATION EVERYTHING IS AND REMAINS MEDIOCRE."
There will be NO CHANGE, without confrontation.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the WORD; be instant in season, out of season; REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT with all long suffering and doctrine.
Ephesians 4:3. Endeavoring to keep the UNITY of the SPIRIT in the BOND OF PEACE.
I am so thankful! GOD LOVES and FORGIVES US! Yes, HE LOVES US SO MUCH! SO MUCH IN FACT, HE WILL NEVER STOP PURSUING US, HE WILL NOT LEAVE US ALONE.
HE LOVES US TOO MUCH, TO LET US CONTINUE TO ACT LIKE OR BE THAT 2 YEAR OLD SPOILED BRAT! ALWAYS NEEDING A PACIFIER and ALWAYS HAVING TO HAVE EVERYTHING OUR OWN WAY!
STOP IT AND JUST GROW UP!
Just like GOD and HIS WORD. HE CONFRONTS US! RIGHT SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MESS WE'VE CREATED! YES, we create it and then we want to blame everyone else! Again, STOP IT!
Hebrews 12: 5-6.
5. And ye have FORGOTTEN the exhortation which SPEAKETH UNTO YOU as CHILDREN, MY SON, DESPISE not thou the CHASTENING of the LORD, nor FAINT when thou art REBUKED of HIM:
6. For whom the LORD LOVETH HE CHASTENETH, and SCOURGETH every SON whom HE RECEIVETH.
JUST BE SURE THAT WHATEVER YOU DO, YOU DO IT ALL, IN LOVE!
ALL THING ARE TO BE DONE DECENT AND IN ORDER!
Hebrews 12:11. NOW NO CHASTENING for the present SEEMETH TO BE joyous, but grievous: NEVERTHELESS AFTERWARD it yieldeth the PEACEABLE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO THEM WHICH ARE EXERCISED THEREBY.
FATHER, wants us to have PEACE AND FREEDOM!
NO IT DOESN'T FEEL GOOD TO OUR FLESH, TO BE CORRECTED. THE WORD is THE TWO EDGED SWORD, IT IS SHARP and IT IS POWERFUL, definitely cuts going in and coming out.
Accept HIS CORRECTION! HE SPEAKS and HE WORKING EVERYTHING FOR OUR GOOD!
IF we love our children we will confront, correct and protect them. Especially, when we see them about to make a wrong choice, that will bring them harm and pain. Don't we do it?! YES WE DO!
NO, it is not easy, nor it it a pleasant task to confront a situation or a problem. But if we never CONFRONT "IT", whatever "IT" is, IT will CONTINUE to SHOW its ugly head, UNTIL it is STOPPED!
I would love to know WHY is it so difficult to confront someone who is supposed to be a good friend, a family member, or a Christian brother or sister.
There is NO demilitarized zone, it is either right or it is wrong! Period!
There is no grey area! Period!
It is either black or white! Period!
It is either in or out! Period!
It is either off or on! Period!
It is either hot or it is cold! Period!
Revelation 3:15-16. KJV
I KNOW thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would that thou wert cold or hot.
16. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
This is self explanatory, being lukewarm is nauseating, to Father! It will make HIM vomit.
HE KNOWS OUR WORKS! WHETHER THEY ARE GOOD OR BAD!
YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT what people think or say about the situation. But, be aware God is watching! He sees ALL! HE knows ALL!
Each one of us are being weighed. What does the scale tell about you and I?
Which way am I tipping the scale? Am I leaning too much to the left?
Am I leaning too much to the right? Am I out of balance? Or am I keeping things in balance?
When the equilibrium or sense of balance, is out of balance, our sensory system cannot send or register the orientation of the head.
You know what I mean, right? It makes you feel extremely off-kilter, sensitive, dizzy and nauseated. Let me off of this ride! Because, I need balance in my life!
Let's do this, get in the center of God's will and we will definitely find the secret to balance, in every area of our lives!
IF we are out of balance today, we must stop doing things our own way, and do it Yahweh 's - Way!
God bless you all!