I love to talk about partiality and showing favoritism, probably because I have felt the negative effects of it my entire life; professional and personal. In elementary school no-one wanted the short fat kid on their team, in little league it was really no different; I got to bat last and play for an inning here and an inning there. In high school I didn't have the right last name so when it came to wrestling I was always second string, at least until one day when I beat the right last name in a tournament.
While I was working as an electrician in industry, I had two separate bosses, at two different employers that gave me the crappy jobs and treated me worse. Getting put down was a daily encounter, weather due to my short fatness or because I had a beard. Again, a day finally came when I proved myself to my employer number one, referred to as number one; I turned into monkey boy climbing in the rafters some 35 foot in the air in order to keep production going. I ended up troubleshooting and repairing a bad cable.
I refer to myself as short and fat but that can be our secret. I was playing softball for a men's league team, again sitting the bench until the time arrived. I finally got the opportunity to play and to say the least I never sat the bench again. I enjoy proving people wrong about stereotypes they may have, especially those personal to me.
I never thought that I would see the day that this type of behavior was exhibited in a church; this time because of my attire and not my physical attributes. I was guest preaching and had to drive over 100 miles to get to the church and as people walked by me on their way in, well let's just say I was subjected to some unchristian behavior, and only one lady (85 years old) welcomed me. When the pastor of the church came for me so I could change the murmuring and whispers were well underway. Imagine their surprise when I took the alter, after changing, knowing how shamefully they treated me. I bet you can guess what the sermon was on that day.
For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, 3 and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, “You sit here in a good place,” and say to the poor man, “You stand there,” or, “Sit here at my footstool,” 4 have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
Be careful of the short fat guy that has bulls for pets.
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2 Corinthians 2:14-15
A Fragrant Aroma!
God is always with us and God will never leave us! When you add to this...
No weapon formed against you shall
We start to lose our fear of man, and begin to rely upon, depend upon our Lord and little by little the confidence builds.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
When we become totally submissive to the Lord, totally dependent upon Him, we become conquerors...
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Nothing can stop us, because nothing can stop the Lord...
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
We overcome the world and then the Lord disperses us as a fragrance. We become the light in a darkened world. As we spread the gospel message more hear the word and more accept the Lord as their Lord and Savior, we become a fragrance that continues to spread.
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
2 Corinthians 2:14-15
How do you smell?
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And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
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Let us turn from sin and towards GOD!
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