Let’s start with something that we all know too well, and that is the cost of doing natural things. If you want to be among the first to get that next new iPhone, then that usually means without even having to be told by anyone, that it is stand in line time. There are those who just know what it means to pay the cost to be the boss, and they have the experience to mean it. They come forth in faith to stand in that line to pay the cost to be among the first to do business with the next new iPhone to be the boss, yeah they say! Now let’s go to another category in which we all also know too well, and that is the cost of doing human relationships; and any type of relationship at that in which the two people agree. I personally have family members, qualified relationships, but the cost of doing the same thing with some of them will have a different cost then it will with the rest of them as I know. 1 Thessalonians 5:12, “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you.” The Bible tells us to know this difference between the relationships so that you will not make the mistake of grabbing your cash clip, when you should have grabbed your debit/credit card holder instead. If you don’t know this before hand, you will run the risk of not being prepared to bring joy and comfort to them all as stated in the preceding verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” I know, I know; but I didn’t want to help myself. lol. So let’s stay in the same category of doing human relationships, and go to one that is outside of the family, but still near and dear to us all: our best friend relationship. And in many cases, the best friend may as well be as family, for we know that person all so well. You always have to ask yourself when it comes to the best friend, especially the best friend of, and from the younger years; what am I going to have to pay this time out? When you are with your best friend, you already know the cost of doing best friend business before you leave the house. I thought back to the time when I was in college with my best friend, and every time we went to the gym to play ball, I already knew that his mouth was going to get us into it with the other team. I didn’t have to make up my mind if I got his back, my mind was already made up before we left to come to the gym. I just didn’t know when I would be called on to make the regular payments to the cost of doing best friend. The Cost Of Doing Father.
I wanted to do the cost of doing best friend as my lead in into the category in which I was working my way up to, and that is the cost of doing Father. One would be surprised to know that the cost of doing Father was not included in the price in which Jesus paid to save our souls with his death on the cross. The price that Jesus paid gave us eternal life, and the opportunity to the cost of doing God to grow as a viable member of the Body of Christ, kind of like a family would. In a family, you are born, you are cared for and fussed over, and you grow up and develop over time until you are ready to take the ball and run with it. It is the same way with the price in which Jesus paid for us. The cost of doing God starts with Jesus giving us the opportunity: we are born again, we are cared for and fussed over by Church family, and we grow up and develop over time until we are ready to take the ball and run with it. Jesus came that we might have life, and. Let’s stop and read that scripture: John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” There are a lot of might’s payments in the cost of doing God in which all are based on the faith that we might have to cover the cost. Jesus coming that we might have life after we have received him by faith is one level of living; and that they might have it more abundantly is whole other level of living: the cost of doing Father. Here is Jesus talking about the first level of living after we receive him to be saved: John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” If you enter in the door, or receive Jesus by faith believing on his name, then you will be saved. Then Jesus goes on to say next after he shall be saved, “and shall go in and out, and find pasture; or in other words, this going in and out to find pastures is where you might have life. And as I said earlier, and that they might have life more abundantly is a whole other cost to pay. The Cost Of Doing Father.
Now the cost of doing Father is more like the cost of doing the best friend. There are no parents or family members around to process you through the trouble in the gym started by the best friend. The same is with the cost of doing Father, there are no first responder Church family members there to come in and out of to find the Word in the pasture. There will more than likely at the Father level be no pasture to come in and out of to where you might find life: the need, want, or desire of your heart. When you pay the cost of doing Father, you have exhausted that pasture, because you want more than it had to give. It is here where we pay the cost of doing Father because as we run out of what that pasture had to give, Father just may require that you stay by the empty pasture; or by a Brook of Cherith until the time of your next season comes: more cost, cost, cost. And like the cost of the best friend where your mind was made up before you left home; your mind need to already be made up before you shut the door behind you locking you in with the exhausted pasture where the Father might do more. The fullness of God was given to Jesus in bodily form, which means that all of the members of his body, the Church, can have access to their pasture as long as the pasture is giving then life in what they need. The pasture might give up life thirty, sixty, or a hundred fold; but if what the fold gives up is not enough, then you can go beyond the pasture given to the next level. Now just like the sudden trouble with the best friend in the gym in which your mind was already made up to have his back; you will now find yourself in a sudden la la land that has no pasture. You will now need to have had your mind already made up to know that the Father will have your back also out here, or you will be in lack. Inside of the Body of Christ is the fullness of God, and depending on your faith, you will always get a degree of fold return from the fullness within the body. There is no reason to leave this pasture, unless the situation requires that you want, and need the more abundance; and everyone is not always able to go for the might more abundance. The Word will get you to the Red Sea, but your circumstance may require a greater fold return than the Word can produce. In the case of the children of Israel, they needed more; and Moses had already been paying the cost of doing God. The Body of Christ is our safe haven, and it will complete us in God. The Father on the other hand, he can be seen like that best friend; he is the one if you want to go all out is how I view him. The Father is a free Spirit, and he is not an actual member of the Body of Christ. Jesus is the head, and we are the body, so where is the Father in all of this: he is wherever he can find one that is ready for more in truth and in Spirit. Listen, if you got it like that with the Father, stop taking forty years to process through, that is how the Body of Christ works. It brings you along, and it gives you all that you need as you are ready to need it. So as for me, myself, and I, we do have it like that with the Father. We will be taking the less than fourteen days journeys to our promised lands available to those who might have life more abundantly. I did always love those by-pass freeways in which you avoid all that traffic and delays to arrive at your destination much quicker. And man, or woman, when I think about the time of life being so short, I am definitely signing up for Heavens fast track. I hope to see you at sign-up. The Cost Of Doing Father.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.