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Old 01-20-2009, 07:57 AM
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Faithful, available and teachable.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Faithful, available and teachable.

I surely hope so.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Faithful, available and teachable.
Man, I feel so inadequate sometimes, but I know that when I am F.A.T. (), then God can use me. A saying that comes to mind:

"God doesn't call the qualified.. He qualifies the called."

I heard someone talk about a scripture recently that goes along with this subject (verse 12):
2 Cor. 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
The above scriptures are referring to the generosity of the churches of Macedonia, even tho they were not rich in this world. This can apply to other areas of our life.. if we have first a willing mind, if we are faithful, available, and teachable, God can use us even tho our own earthly strength and ability seems so small.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Faithful, available and teachable.
...cute...very cute......you had me there!....and yes......F.A.T.I.A.M...
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: MI
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Man, I feel so inadequate sometimes, but I know that when I am F.A.T. (), then God can use me. A saying that comes to mind:

"God doesn't call the qualified.. He qualifies the called."

I heard someone talk about a scripture recently that goes along with this subject (verse 12):
2 Cor. 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
The above scriptures are referring to the generosity of the churches of Macedonia, even tho they were not rich in this world. This can apply to other areas of our life.. if we have first a willing mind, if we are faithful, available, and teachable, God can use us even tho our own earthly strength and ability seems so small.
The grace of God is so sweet. Thank you for this post.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: On a road heaven bound !
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Faithful, available and teachable.
I pray the Lord Jesus continues feeding me to be F.A.T. and the delicacies to be pleasantly P.L.U.M.P.E.R. !!!

P-eaceable
L-ongsuffering
U-nderstanding
M-eek
P-atient
E-ncouraging
R-espectful
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: SC Foothills
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I pray the Lord Jesus continues feeding me to be F.A.T. and the delicacies to be pleasantly P.L.U.M.P.E.R. !!!

P-eaceable
L-ongsuffering
U-nderstanding
M-eek
P-atient
E-ncouraging
R-espectful
That's really cute Curly!!

I'm about as F.A.T. as one can get, and hoping to get P.L.U.M.P.E.R. too!!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:22 AM
 
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Yes because of His grace and mercy ..........Amen


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