Archive for July, 2016

The Bond of Perfection

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

A bond is a binding agent; that which binds together such as a band; likened to ligaments by which the members of the human body are united together; that which is bound together, a bundle.  In Colossians chapter 3 Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT:

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

If there is anything that I have observed in the last decade concerning the revelation of Love, it is that people shy away from fully embracing this revelation.  In fact, many do an “about face” and move in another direction.  Why?  Once you receive a revelation you become accountable to walk in that revelation.  If you don’t, corrective judgment begins its cycle.  When Love arrives on the scene, it is the brightest light among all lights and those who are not ready to fully forgive will look for ways to redirect their focus.

If people have misused or abused you, your soulish man wants justice with the appropriate punishment- an eye for an eye.  The problem is that we judge ourselves by our intent and everyone else by their actions.  I look back at my life and I am thankful that FATHER did not bring down the hammer on my lawlessness but instead HIS Love and Wisdom prevailed and I received a sufficient dose of mercy with the appropriate judgment. In the final analysis, if we don’t walk in Love we are really punishing ourselves by restricting our opportunities for FATHER to do HIS good pleasure in our lives.

The stronger must bear the weaker.  Jesus bore the weight of the world’s sin and sickness as written in Matthew chapter 8:

16 When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,

17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

​​​“He Himself took our infirmities ​​And bore our sicknesses.”

Being our Perfect Example, Jesus is showing us the way to walking in full maturity.  Unless you embrace that same Love, you will be unable to fulfill your part in bringing forth the Kingdom.  We must allow ourselves to put on the tender mercies and kindness toward those who are less mature in Christ.  We must forgive their shortcomings and walk in kindness even though their actions are undeserving.  Let us be their visual example of Christ.

Forgiveness is a deciding factor in embracing the revelation of Love.  We must forgive one another and not let a person’s character fault cause division.  A fault is an unattractive or unsatisfactory feature, especially in a piece of work or in a person’s character.  Typically the person does not realize a character fault and is unwilling to be told about it.  This weakness must be forgiven and allow FATHER to minister by HIS HOLY SPIRIT to correct such a flaw.  At some point, the person will become pliable and will seek assistance in dealing with a fault.  Love will express the appropriate words to correct the flaw and allow the person to remove it and grow beyond it.  We must allow FATHER to root out anything that wants to interfere with the rooting of Love in our hearts.

As we put on the bond of perfection peace will rule in our hearts and we will become more thankful.  I can attest to that reality as I grow in Love.  No longer do many things that once irritated me have any hold on me.  I am moved less by the things of the world and look forward to the fullness of peace in all areas of my life.  I am much more thankful to simply be alive and for having a deeper relationship with FATHER.  Let our bonds of perfection be strengthened with each other that we might come into the fullness as the Body of Christ fitly joined together!

Encourage Yourself

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

There are times when it seems as though life’s challenges are trying to overrun us from all directions.  There comes a resistance to our walk with FATHER whether it be from our various relationships or even the old man in us whom we thought was dealt with once and for all.   People will challenge our walk and attempt to persuade us to take another more popular path which they themselves are on as though it will justify their own decision.  In our heart we know our path is the one FATHER revealed to us nevertheless we must overcome the frustrations generated by our own emotions as well as others.  When we experience these challenges we must encourage ourselves.  Psalm 129 helps us ascend out of the frustration by reminding us of what FATHER has done in the past and we must not forget these memorable and relevant acts:

Psalm 129:

1 “Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth,”

​​Let Israel now say—

2 ​​“Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth;

​​Yet they have not prevailed against me.

3 ​​The plowers plowed on my back; ​​They made their furrows long.”

4 ​​The LORD is righteous; ​​He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked.

​5 ​​Let all those who hate Zion ​​Be put to shame and turned back.

6 ​​Let them be as the grass on the housetops, ​​Which withers before it grows up,

7 ​​With which the reaper does not fill his hand, ​​Nor he who binds sheaves, his arms.

8 ​​Neither let those who pass by them say,

​​“The blessing of the LORD be upon you;

​​We bless you in the name of the LORD!”

Each failure I experience only causes me to increase my resolve to overcome whatever obstacle is placed before me for I know the race which is set before me and I will not allow pressure from any source to dissuade me from the path Love has selected for me.  As I continue the process toward full maturity there will be times when I seem to take a step backwards but I will not allow the accuser to convince me to change direction and be led off toward the path of destruction.  “Get behind me Satan!” will be the command out of my mouth when tempted toward an alternative.  When corrupt thoughts try to enter in, I immediately make a decision and tell myself to quit thinking those thoughts.  Yes, you can and should talk to your “self”.  Even if I am in the deepest pit, I will proclaim the Name of Jesus and the Glory of Our Heavenly Father!  As I encourage myself, my peace and joy return to the point where I am once again happy.

When darkness tries to overshadow us and keep us from that narrow path of Love, run to the light.  Proclaim HIS Word and be encouraged.  Cry out to FATHER WHO is quick to respond.  Be reminded of HIS Promises and past acts of deliverance such as is mentioned in Psalm 34:

1 I will bless the LORD at all times; ​​His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 ​​My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; ​​The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

3 ​​Oh, magnify the LORD with me, ​​And let us exalt His name together.

​4 ​​I sought the LORD, and He heard me, ​​And delivered me from all my fears.

5 ​​They looked to Him and were radiant, ​​And their faces were not ashamed.

6 ​​This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, ​​And saved him out of all his troubles.

7 ​​The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, ​​And delivers them.

​8 ​​Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; ​​Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

9 ​​Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! ​​There is no want to those who fear Him.

10 ​​The young lions lack and suffer hunger; ​​But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

​11 ​​Come, you children, listen to me; ​​I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

12 ​​Who is the man who desires life, ​​And loves many days, that he may see good?

13 ​​Keep your tongue from evil, ​​And your lips from speaking deceit.

14 ​​Depart from evil and do good; ​​Seek peace and pursue it.

Every now and then when we have been in a battle we need some encouragement to stimulate our confidence.  FATHER’S encouraging Words will do just that and revitalize the joy of THE LORD in us.  As we are encouraged, the frustration of failure will cease and peace will take its place.


Friday, July 29th, 2016

By THE SPIRIT Paul wrote in Philippians chapter 2:

14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Consider the reality that FATHER formed you in the womb for a specific purpose in life and HE also made you aware of your calling by confirming HIS Word in you multiple times in the past.  You know beyond a shadow of doubt that HE has delivered you out of harm’s way and has sustained you in the lean times.  You now realize that HE has made you uniquely qualified to carry out your purpose as you mature in the SPIRIT and exercise your gifts accordingly.  Knowing this to be true, what basis do we have to complain or dispute?  Let us simply be grateful for each breath we take as we tackle life’s challenges.

Let us accept our current station in life knowing FATHER will fulfill HIS Divine Intent in our lives.  We know that HE will never leave us nor forsake us as we grow into full maturity as one of HIS Saints.  There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation and the vessels of dishonor are doing a fine job of reminding us.  As HIS children of Promise, let us walk without fault or blemish as the pure Word from FATHER cleanses us of all unrighteousness.  Let every spot in every crevice of our soul be removed.  We must embrace any and all correction without complaining or challenging FATHER’S Wisdom for it must come first and understanding will surely follow.

In a recent discussion, my friend Kemper brought up a critical comparison between the children of light and the world.  The Sons of FATHER seek HIS Wisdom first then gain understanding.  After understanding comes knowledge, then skill.  The world attempts to get worldly wisdom in the opposite fashion:  First knowledge, then understanding, and finally wisdom.  The crooked and perverse generation is going about it all wrong and don’t realize their error.  Their form of wisdom is a lower incomplete form that will not produce life.  Their form of wisdom sounds good but has no lasting value and changes according to current “narrative”.  We read in Proverbs chapter 8:

33 Hear instruction, and be wise , and refuse it not.

When Wisdom speaks, instruction and understanding follow thus we are not to refuse this Wisdom from Above.  As we hear FATHER’S Voice, we receive HIS Wisdom and then our minds are open to understanding HIS ways and acts.  With this in mind, we can now more fully appreciate what James wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 1:

2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,

3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

A sign of maturity is when we quit complaining as we are walking through various trials for now patience is becoming fully developed in our lives.  Let us embrace each trial in a positive manner rather than complaining or disputing.  That in itself will be a good testimony to others.  Ask FATHER for Wisdom and be assured that HE will respond without any reluctance for HE is the Source of all true Wisdom.  Simply believe and expect HIM to impart the necessary Wisdom for your situation.  This Wisdom will aid each of us as we walk in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation.  Our light will brighten the room and people will ultimately be drawn to the light for our light will expose the darkness and open their unknowing eyes to the darkness which is surrounding them.  Our light will set the captives free from the darkness.

Expressing Love

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

I like to take time to express our appreciation for the Love gifts from our readers.  Those gifts are encouraging as I know many are financially challenged these days.



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The Challenge Ahead

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Warning, strong delusion ahead! 

Perversion of the Truth is coming to a climax and your existence may even be challenged by those who have succumbed to the strong delusion.  They will be relentless in their quest to justify themselves at your expense but be not dismayed for Our Heavenly Father will minister and encourage you in your weakest moments.  This narrow path may seem lonely at times and you may wonder if you totally missed it when you are constantly bombarded with the ways of the world and the lies used to support their path to destruction.  In Mark chapter 13 Jesus spoke:

21 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it.

22 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

23 But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;

25 the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

27 And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.”

We must seriously consider these Words of Jesus.  There will be those who will pervert the words spoken in Truth by redefining or redirecting the focus in an attempt to deceive us.  It will become so blatant that you will marvel at the possibility anyone could believe such a lie.  Your old man will attempt to resurrect himself from the dead but do not submit to that empty call from the dead.  Whatever you do, don’t be deceived by those who promote lies, deception, and death.

Their unceasing lies are designed to drain you emotionally until you are at a point of simply giving up.  If you see yourself approaching the end of your strength and endurance, draw on the power of Christ to see you through.  Look at these times in light of what Jesus told Paul in 2 Corinthians chapter 12:

9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Grab ahold of those lemons the enemy is trying to force upon you and squeeze out some lemonade.  The anointing of Christ is made perfect through your testings and weakness so let your light shine as those who would challenge your very existence and try to snuff it out.  In Deuteronomy chapter 28 we learn of the curses of disobedience to FATHER’S Word and one of those curses is blindness:

28 The LORD will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of heart.

29 And you shall grope at noonday, as a blind man gropes in darkness; you shall not prosper in your ways; you shall be only oppressed and plundered continually, and no one shall save you.

How long can men defy the Divine Intent of FATHER?  I believe we are now observing the fruit of wickedness and we must not be moved by those who are groping around in darkness for they seek those who are willing to validate their blind path by joining in to the lies they have embraced.  Their destruction is assured and we must find our strength in FATHER to sustain us through this time of judgment.  We won’t escape the time of judgment but will be covered by HIS Blood and protected through this time just as the children of Israel were during sustained during the Passover of the death angel.

A warning is a statement or event that indicates a possible or impending danger, problem, or other unpleasant situation.  FATHER warns us ahead of time so that we can prepare in a practical manner.  Without a warning we open ourselves up to the possibility of fear gripping our hearts when the judgment has fully manifested.  Jesus warned the disciples of impending danger and destruction and we should heed His Words as well.  Let us remove any weights that would hinder us as we move forward.  Do not become enslaved by what the world deems valuable for the value will evaporate in less than an hour once judgment arrives on the scene.

Love will endure throughout the coming times and it will sustain and comfort you.  Yes, there may be pain and suffering but embrace it rather than attempting to escape for HIS Grace will be sufficient for each of us as we walk out the challenge ahead.  In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus spoke:

12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Don’t let your Love grow cold!  If we could not endure to the end, Jesus would not have spoken these Words.  Hold fast to the Words of Jesus for your Love will keep the fire alive and His Words will come forth out of your mouth as a fire consuming the lies and deceit.

The Teacher of Sound Doctrine

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,  but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

To all who read and hear this teaching, true sons and daughters in our common faith:​

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior!

These words are meant for us to fully receive and to respond accordingly.  It should be clear to the reader by now that I have been instructed to convey, teach, and admonish those willing to hear the sound doctrine of unconditional Love.  As I have been taught by Master, I thus teach.  I seek not my own opinion for it is of no consequence unless it is fully aligned with FATHER’S Divine Intent.  I seek not to have commas behind my name in order to establish some type of credibility given by the world’s system although I might have earned enough credit for a PhD in seeking forgiveness and mercy.  By THE SPIRIT Paul instructs Titus in chapter 2:

1 But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine:

2 that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—

4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

There is only one source of sound doctrine and that is from the Divine Intent of FATHER and conveyed by HIS Son Jesus and Holy Spirit to us.  Until Jesus’ ministry was manifested, mankind was taught to adhere to 613 commandments and statutes in order to promote proper behavior and safety.  When Jesus began teaching the disciples, He focused on changing the inward man and His focus was on the heart rather than trying to modify outward behavior.  He opened the eyes to mankind with His sound doctrine by introducing them to the Divine Intent of FATHER, specifically unconditional Love.  Rather than focus on the outward condition of man, He focused on the inward condition.

The “heart” of man is where the true issue lies.  We don’t need any additional external laws in order to insure peace and safety in the land.  We need the revelation of Love.  Once you truly Love your neighbor, you don’t need a law to mandate your behavior.  The only true sound doctrine has a foundation of unconditional Love.  All other doctrines are contrived by man with the intent to enslave and/or manipulate men to submit to their derivative authority.  Peace on earth will only break out when Love spreads across the land and that requires a change of heart, not some external mandate or law.

Titus was instructed by the Holy Spirit speaking through Paul to communicate the things which are proper for sound doctrine.  These daily writing are intended to do the same and you should also embrace the sound doctrine of Jesus Christ with the intent to convey His doctrine to those around you.  Let each of us be a living epistle to those in our circle of influence.

Jesus called Himself “Teacher” in John 13 after He washed the disciples’ feet:

12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?

13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.

17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Jesus was teaching the disciples by showing them what Love does.  It serves mankind and does not exalt itself but instead is willing to do whatever is necessary to promote life.  Are you willing to do whatever FATHER directs you to do even though it might take you out of your comfort zone?  The sound doctrine of Love is the only solution to the chaos ahead.

How much oil does the U.S. need to import in order to meet demand?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


Data: US Energy Information Administration;
Crude Oil Production per day during the first 3 months of 2016. Graphic updated July 22, 2016.


Average Daily Consumption of Oil:


Source: United States Energy Information Administration

I am having difficulty in reconciling the statement that the U.S. is nearly energy independent.  We can only supply 49% of our daily requirement ( 9.2 / 18.9 = 48.7%) based on our own statistics.  I guess this is a “the glass is half full” view… almost.

A Founding Father Quote

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

“Bad men cannot make good citizens.

It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of free men.

It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.

A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom.

No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved by any people except by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by a frequent return to fundamental principles.”

– Patrick Henry

The Shining Lights

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

As I observe world events unfold before our very eyes I am amazed of the lawlessness that prevails at the highest levels.  The fraud, extortion, lies, and manipulation are at levels I would not have dreamed possible thirty years ago.  Nations are now reaping the reward of the seeds sown in the past when THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY was no longer truly worshipped and central to a nation’s moral fiber.  Spiritual blindness has replaced the light of Christ in many nations and the world is on the verge of a major change.  Fortunately, there are those of us who continue to press toward the high calling in spite of the pressures all around us.  As long as there is a flame being sheltered in the remnant, the passion for the unsaved and blind will remain.  We must not let the current disarray cause us to be discouraged but instead we must continue our trek up the mountain of Our Heavenly Father one step at a time.

In Philippians chapter 2 Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT:

13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

I suspect previous generations might have considered their particular time in history as reaching some sort of crescendo.  The current generation has the means by which the crookedness and perverseness can be exposed in an immediate manner via the Internet.  Technology has allowed us to record and expose the corruptness of the world like never before.  As our exposure to this lawlessness increases, let us rise above the chaos and know that FATHER will reward the just and the unjust according to their works.  It will be according to HIS Wisdom, judgment, and mercy that all men will receive their appropriate reward.  We must endeavor to proceed forth without complaining or disputing as we continue on the narrow path of Christ.  Accept the reality that FATHER has placed us here at this particular time in history and our individual callings are part of HIS ultimate plan of deliverance.

When we are treated in an unjust and unfair manner, it sets the stage for FATHER to judge and righteously compensate us for our loss and suffering.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Timothy chapter 4:

1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,

2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron

The times we are now in would certainly fit the description Paul conveyed to Timothy.  Deception continues to grow among the nations of the earth as men exploit the masses out of greed and the quest for power.  The unsuspecting are manipulated through the media to believe the persistent lies being spewed out of froward mouths.  The Truth is being perverted using every means possible yet the remnant are not moved by the attempts.  FATHER has sufficiently warned us and prepared us for what lies ahead.  HE continues to encourage us by HIS SPIRIT and direct our paths to navigate through the ugliness at hand.  HIS Love is the foundation we stand on and it cannot be shaken by the world’s vain attempts to sway and misdirect us.

The United States is as polarized as never before and many have warned of chaos ahead.  In Matthew chapter 12, Jesus spoke this Truth:

25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”

This Truth is applicable to every nation on earth and it would appear that there is no nation existing in a unified state today.  Greed by the worldly bankers have made sure of that.  The economic stress found throughout the world has been met with feeble attempts of solutions by those who follow worldly wisdom.  Their solutions will surely fail as they have in the past for history is simply repeating itself.  Love is the only answer to the issues at hand.  Answers motivated by Love will confound the “wise” and will solve the massive problems of mankind.  Love can and will tap into the Wisdom of FATHER and provide mankind with the solutions that are desperately needed.  As our lights shine brighter in the gross darkness at hand, mankind will finally be drawn to the light.  Only then will a new day arrive.

True Wisdom

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The term "philosophy" means, "love of wisdom." In a broad sense, philosophy is an activity people undertake when they seek to understand fundamental truths about themselves, the world in which they live, and their relationships to the world and to each other.  There is man’s wisdom and there is FATHER’S Wisdom.  Man’s wisdom is only as good as his understanding about the nature of things and is often based on past experience and logic.  FATHER’S Wisdom is unlimited and provides the fullness of Truth and understanding in all aspects of existence and is accessible to man through FATHER and HIS SPIRIT.  Why settle for man’s philosophy when you can have the real thing?

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Colossians chapter 2:

1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Man seeks to understand the mysteries all around him yet he is limited until he develops a relationship with FATHER.  Jesus Christ opened the door to us receiving true wisdom from Above and the only limitation is that which we place on ourselves.  Each of us decides what we do with time given to us by FATHER.  We can either waste it or focus it on relevant matters to our lives.  We each are given the ability to choose.  There are some who decide not to choose which is a choice within itself.  Thus they produce no fruitfulness and are found lacking.  There are other who choose their own path and it ultimately produces lack as well.

As we are knit together in Love we become encouraged that we are now able to attain all the riches associated with wisdom, understanding, and knowledge directly from the Source of all life.  The mystery of FATHER and of Christ is the cornerstone of all reality.  The world is only a small part of the overall reality and thus our eyes will be opened to much greater aspects of existence.  We will tap into abundance of life which will swallow up scarcity and death.  Is there anything more important than developing a relationship with FATHER and HIS first begotten Son?

Paul doesn’t stop there.  We are to be knit together in Love as well.  Many people do not understand how to have a relationship with others.  One important aspect of life is simply to experience it with others rather than always having an “action” plan.  We are to have fellowship with each other and share our interests.  If we are knit together in Love then that is the foundation of being like-minded.  Fellowshipping doesn’t mean dragging the other person to and through your areas of interest but seeking to provide a mutual interaction of giving and receiving.

When I took my wife on vacation, it was my custom to “conquer” the place where we were going.  I wanted to see everything there was to see and would create a list of places to go and things to do.  I dragged my wife everywhere.  As I matured I finally realized that she simply wanted to “be” rather than wanting to “do”.  Our most relaxing vacation that truly ministered to her was simply sitting on the beach with a good book and enjoying each other with an occasional side trip.  If each of us will begin to consider others’ interest over our own, true fellowship will occur.  My wife was truly longsuffering.

FATHER will only divulge mysteries to whom HE can trust.  How can HE trust us if our priorities are elsewhere?  As we are found faithful in establishing our relationship with HIM, HE will open the treasures of wisdom and knowledge to us.  Paul further wrote:

6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

If we are rooted and grounded in Love then we are able to be rooted and built up in HIM which fully establishes faith.  Love first then true faith can and will come.  That is one aspect of Wisdom from above.