Weekly Challenge: Exercise your walk to match your talk.

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Are you conditioned and fit for the Kingdom of God? To be conditioned is to bring yourself into the desired state for use. To be used for the Kingdom, we must be doing our part by conditioning ourselves for Kingdom living.

What is Kingdom living? Kingdom living is being obedient to God’s Word, given to us to use as our guide.  If you want to live a victorious life, obey and live by His principles. This will require you to be conditioned.

When living a life as citizens of the Kingdom, your greatest challenges often come from the most unlikely people.  Your biological family and closest friends are sometimes your biggest obstacles against your decision to honor God with Kingdom living. As you become closer to God, your family will notice you have been reborn and are becoming what God created you to be.

To do this, we must condition our minds to be strong in His Word.  For example, the Lord Jesus’ brothers and sisters weren’t on the same page.  They were some of His biggest critics against the Kingdom. The bible teaches us in scripture that we are adopted into the Family of God, and these brothers and sisters in Christ are our true family. These are the people we will spend eternity with in Heaven.

The truth is, all are called, but not all answer. If I call you every day to give you the gift of a $100, but you never answer----you wouldn’t get your gift because you wouldn’t have known why I was calling.

If God calls you every day, to bless you with peace, joy, love, salvation, protection, prosperity and guidance, but you don’t answer the call, you can’t expect to blame God for your misfortunes. Some of us need to start taking responsibility for our own careless actions, and answer our calling to God. Slack equals lack.

Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Take the time to teach a youngster the importance of what so many soldiers have sacrificed, their own life so we can live ours. These men and women of service answered the call to be conditioned for our freedom. Drive through the cemetery to see all the flags on graves representing soldiers or drive out to the airport sharing remembrance of Army Captain Benedict J. Smith.

Prayers to all family members who have endured heartache of a fallen soldier, and prayers of thanks to all active and retired military veterans, who still continue to answer the call. God Bless you on this Memorial Day.

The VFW Post 4240 will be at the 4-Way taking donations and handing out Poppies. Be generous, this is a great organization for our community. If you are a Veteran of Foreign Wars, the VFW Post welcomes you to join.

Acts 20:22-24  “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.  I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

2 Timothy 2:3-4 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.

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