AUGUST 2013 NUGGETS OF TRUTH
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GETTING THE POTATOES!

 

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Thank you, my friend, for taking time to read this Nugget of Truth.  I send to you what the Lord puts upon my heart.  It is always interesting to me what I am going to hear from Him. This time is was about potatoes!  Well, what does potatoes have to do with a Nuggets of Truth? 

 

The story continues.  I decided I wanted to make a potato salad but when I went to the pantry -- no potatoes.   So I got into my car and off I went to the grocery store to get some potatoes. There were my potatoes in the produce section!  Only they were not really mine, they belonged to the grocery store.  I put them in my cart and went to the cash register to buy them.  Then they became mine.

 

Well, in the way my mind sometimes work, this incident made me think of the word “get” which came from a recent devotion time with the Lord and a Scripture He laid upon my heart. The potato story just came!

 

What are you working “to GET?  Money, new home, more pay, new things, new wardrobe, children through school and all their needs, good health, respect, self-esteem, achievement, love and the list goes on.  What is demanding your time?

 

Dear friends, I have learned the best thing in life “to get” is a personal relationship with God through His son Jesus Christ and the knowledge of the power of His Holy Spirit. You see, Jesus bought us with a price, by His precious blood, in exchange for our sinful nature and ways. If we believe and trust Jesus, we can have the Holy Spirit living within and all the promises of The Word of God, which I call The Manual of Life, becomes available to us.  Scripture has all the answers and promises by which we are to live.  Isn’t it a blessing to know the purchase price has already been paid and blessings are now ours to get.”

 

The price of that purchase never diminishes and never changes. We may seek to get “things” in life, but only through Jesus and His Word do we get true peace, joy and love and an abundant life that He promises.

 

We choose to have what we want and what we get is from our choices; not only those we made in the past but the choices we make today and in the future. Many have not relinquished those bad choices of the past to the Savior who can cleanse us from them and set us free.

 

Get wisdom, Get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee” Proverbs 4:4-5.

 

From the Amplified: Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.

The word Get from the Hebrew means: acquire, buy, formed, gain acquisition, possess, recover, redeemed.

 

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not ; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).  All we have to do is ask!

 

Whether you realize it or not, your Bible is your most priceless and treasured possession.  What are you gaining from It?  What are you losing by not seeking its Truth and putting it into your heart daily?

 

What do you want to GET from life?  If it lines up with Scripture, it will be yours.  If it does not, your seeking will be in vain and you will suffer loss.

 

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).

 

May you remember this great little word “get.” My desire for you to choose LIFE and live in its abundance until the day the Lord takes you home or He comes again, which could be any day!

 

Thank you again for spending this time with me.

 

Blessings,

 

 

Jan