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Peace (Not Pride) In Accomplishment

Updated: Jul 10



Our God is a Do-er! And He made us in His image. After He created in the beginning He saw... He inspected His work. Would ya just look at it. He found that His work was good. (Pleasant to the senses and to the higher nature, rich, appropriate, becoming, happy, a benefit). All this good before anyone else was involved.


Saw - ra'ah - to see, look at, inspect 

  • perceive, consider, learn about

Good - tōbe - good, pleasant, agreeable 

  • pleasant, agreeable (to the senses)

  • pleasant (to the higher nature)

  • rich, valuable in estimation, appropriate

  • becoming, happy, benefit


We, like God, are made to be do-ers. We can inspect our work after we do and find that it is good. We can have peace in our accomplishments. Yes, even when no one else is involved.


Ecclesiastes 2:24 (NKJV) - 24 Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God.


Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 (NKJV) - 12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, 13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.


Same good, same saw as God saw it was good in His creation.


But, how much sweeter is the accomplishment of a good meal when we get to share it with someone? How much more enjoyable is the manicured landscape when you walk with another? That is very good.


Genesis 1:31 - Then God saw everything that He had made (including someone to share it with), and indeed it was very good.


We must be on guard in our doing for many reasons.

  1. The enemy wants to suck all goodness, all joy, out of all of God's creation. Don't let him! The "good" the "becoming" is still good! Don't despise small beginnings and find peace in your little steps. Yes, it is very good to be able to share all the goodness with someone else! But, you must first have goodness to be able to share it.

  2. We can puff ourselves up with our own accomplishments. It's peace, not pride, in accomplishment that we're after. If you've been foolish in exalting yourself, put your hand over your mouth! (Proverbs 30:32-33)

  3. The Son of Man will judge our works in the end. A simple list of the works He is looking for is in Matthew 25:31-46. It is our choice to do, or not do these things. Little Things (what we deem as little things) can be a Big Deal to people, and may be the very thing that saves and wins their soul.


I love my church and I am thankful for all of you. We still have time to work, and I'm glad I get to work with you!


Let's find and keep and provoke one another to carry on and find that peace in accomplishment, doing the Lord's Work, working with God and working with one another.


Let's provoke to good works and discuss :)


  1. Israel got off course in their doing. God judges Israel and says, "How have I wronged You? Tell Me. Let Me remind you of the good I have done for you. I have shown you what is good and have simple requirements for you." (Micah 6:8) Have you lost sight of the good (even in a little thing) in your life? What is it?

  2. (I feel like I did "good" yesterday... I don't need to do anything today...) Does having a sense of accomplishment cause you to give yourself permission to slack off?

  3. "AHA" - a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension - "I see" What did you see in this word that brought peace or goodness (or ouch) to your life?

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Have you lost sight of the good (even in a little thing) in your life? What is it?

When the big picture isn't done.  The steps to completion are still important. This is a great reminder that even though everything isn't complete, the things we have accomplished lead to the final complete picture being done. 

So enjoying the journey is seeing the good in what we accomplish each day and how we take one step forward even though the big picture isn't done we find a sense of fulfillment in the fact that we are working together.


(I feel like I did "good" yesterday... I don't need to do anything today...) 

Does having a sense of accomplishment cause you to…


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Ps Aaron, I so appreciate your response to the first question.."When the big picture isn't done.  The steps to completion are still important. This is a great reminder that even though everything isn't complete, the things we have accomplished lead to the final complete picture being done." Great statements here that I think we can all relate to and maybe hadn't thought about the fact that we may forget to see that it is still good.


And your statement after that sums it up perfectly.."So enjoying the journey is seeing the good in what we accomplish each day and how we take one step forward even though the big picture isn't done we find a sense of fulfillment in the…

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Have you lost sight of the good (even in a little thing) in your life? What is it?

I would say it depends on the day, some days I find good, and other days (just like question 2, I slack off.) But talking to people is probably the one thing that I can lose sight of the good in my life. I can have a few great conversations with people, then that one call comes in that isn't pleasant, so then you don't want to talk to anyone else, afraid they will say something that isn't good news. lol.

Does having a sense of accomplishment cause you to give yourself permission to slack off?

Yes, I have fallen into giving…

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Ps Riley,


You said: "If I complete some things, then I will play something over my radio that lets my mind go relax, don't have to deal with any thing at that moment. Doesn't accomplish anything else, that is for sure"


See Amanda's statement "Rest being the respite and recharge from work, slack being the avoidance of work."


I encourage you that there is nothing wrong with rest from work! Bit of relaxation to recharge. There is a ditch on both sides of course... We can certainly think we can recharge with dumb things (don't end up giving us rest anyway) and those little things, moment by moment can add up to a "not good" day. But as you said…

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Have you lost sight of the good (even in a little thing) in your life? What is it?

Definitely have. And it really hits the nail on the head with the idea of seeing the good “even in the little.”  It’s easy to see the good when the good is so blatant and big in your face, but there is something to be held onto in seeing/recognizing the goodness of God in the “little”.

-Which for me highlights the goodness of contentment in the process (the becoming). Process is progress even the small. Yeah, it’s easier to see the big picture completed and say it’s good, but as the saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and we don’t…


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Amanda,


I'm agreed with Rev Ryan, excellent statement - "Rest being the respite and recharge from work, slack being the avoidance of work."


I'll chew on that as well and I'm wondering how to tighten that phrase up for a t-shirt or something! 😄

Thích

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I see BAM UNIVERSITY and it will be Very Good!!!!! Conferencing although I had a text that someone could not post. This is a test.

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Ok thanks!!!

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Thank you for an amazing and powerful message from the heart of the Father, Rabbi Nate. WOW...Rich now word for all us to partake of. Thank you for sharing. The message was very good!!!!


Israel got off course in their doing. God judges Israel and says, "How have I wronged You? Tell Me. Let Me remind you of the good I have done for you. I have shown you what is good and have simple requirements for you." (Micah 6:8)

Have you lost sight of the good (even in a little thing) in your life? What is it?

The one good thing I lose sight of is how much people have grown in the things of God who I talk…


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Rev Ryan,


Thanks for your observation and experience "The one good thing I lose sight of is how much people have grown in the things of God who I talk with everyday."... "Sometimes I am ready for people to immediately move on to a greater journey faster than they are ready for." ... " I need to rejoice in the good and then look forward to sharing and experiencing with them the "very good!""


This encourages me as a father to my sons who are growing and encourages me as a fledgeling evangelist in walking with people along the way. Drawing them on, helping them, and not shoving them lol.


Thanks for provoking me to good works :)

Thích
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