This really comes down to how you see yourself in relationship with the Father: how do you and he have it? Can the Father put you in a challenging situation, and be confident that he can count on you to hold up, or bear it for as long as he needs you to? And I am not speaking of all the situations that we put our own selves in, and then label it as “if God be willing.” No, I am speaking of that in which he really is willing, and that is why it happened without our helping it. Then we have to remember that it takes two to dance; can you step off into a boast that requires the Father to have your back, and you stay all calm and cool through it all simply because you are certain, not just pretty sure, but certain that the Father got you? Now if the two of you, that be you and the Father, both know this is the way about each other in which both of you will go off the limb for one another, then you and the Father are in position to be the most for your boast, for each other. You have to treat the Father as you would a tangible friend, for he does not treat you as an intangible: you have to just know him in that way in order to dance the dance that you want with him. Man, we are so unsure at times to if he will give us the most for our boast, until we don’t boast; and we just yell praise the Lord when evidence is seen. Jesus didn’t come to do all that he did because he had some chump daddy. Jesus had no doubt about any of what he came to do, and he knew that his Father always hearest him: John 11:42, “And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.” Jesus, outside of Mary, Mary, and Mary for the most part, were the main ones up early for the Son rise service. I mean, I know that Jesus didn’t come to earth to do his own will, but if he had his own way, he might have had a big three with the same name as oppose to Peter, James, and John. Matter of fact, Mary, Mary, Mary, probably initiated more progressive faith moves to Jesus agenda than any of the big three while Jesus was still here on earth. Mary the mother knew what she had and would take advantage of it with a boast with no fear: hey, Jesus can help you out with your wine shortage she would proudly commit him to. Then Mary the friend of Jesus who would always stop other things to focus on Jesus, even to anoint his feet, as Martha would make fuss over other important things: Mary knew exactly where her focus should be; and she had no doubt that Jesus would give life to her brother, for Jesus wept over Lazarus. If we are talking relationship with God as an inner circle, these two, Mary and Mary, they are right there. And don’t forget the third Mary, turned from sin and allowed by Jesus to anoint him for his burial with expenses fragrance. Some of the Apostle would fuss over her use of this fragrance, but they would not be boasting to be early birds to Son rise service. Now again about relationship, who can count on who to dance the dance when the music is playing, and that is the relationship question? Can the Father count on your boast, and can you know that the Father has your back when you do boast?
Now let’s ask this question in order to reset the balance for everyone: John 8:7, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” Well, we are not casting any stones at anyone. The reason for highlighting your boasting in the Father is to highlight your relationship with the Father. If you have come to a certain place in your walk with the Father where the two of you have that special dance; and where you can stand when he needs you for as long as he needs you to, and as Jesus knew, do you know that the Father always hear you and has your back when you are out making your boast of him? If you are this person with that type of relationship with the Father, then you have opportunity before you that will not be running out soon. This type of son and daughter will see nothing but green pasture in front of them. This situation is comparable to the sector of jobs available in America in which there are not enough people qualified to fulfill them. The Father has current operations available now in which he does not have enough skilled sons and daughters to fulfill them. When you know that the Father actually has your back, your decision making is different with the same resources that were already there. I remember back when I first started to operate where the Father would give my boast the most, if my relationship was where we both could trust each other. And keep in mind, the Father trusting me is different from me trusting him: I know that he can handle what I have, but can he trust that I can handle or bear what he will need to bring? In one of my operations needing him to have my back, I wanted to boast of how he could protect me no matter where I am. Now, it is true that he can do, but is it true that I can do what will be needed to receive that protection? Can I stand still when I want to run if he says don’t move? In my younger days even though I had a great job with a fortune 100 company, I would still have gigs on the side to make as much money as I could. In this particular gig, I delivered news papers early in the morning before going to my main job. Now here is where I used the Father for leverage to get a double portion of paper pay. I was told that there was a paper route that paid double to anyone who would run it. The reason was that it was the most dangerous route in the city. The way I saw it back then, I have this almighty God, I should get the double portion, for the same amount of work. So I did it, and I did it for a while: I was stopped by a few guys only once, and all they wanted from me was a few extra papers. The Father and I actually had a laugh because I knew that he was showing off by assigning a group of guys to hold me up in the most dangerous part of the city for a few extra papers. lol. In my relationship with the Father, our thing is trust: he knows that he is second to none in my life . What is your dance with the Father? In your strength with the Father, you will find opportunity to take on operations that will give you a hundred fold return. It’s not what you bring to the table of man that will give you the upper hand, but find out what you do have to bring to the table of the Father so that you can feast. It is the Father, and not the man who will give you the most for your boast.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.