Sunday, March 13, 2011

3/14/11 Survival Guide Journal Entry from Kiha & Heidi Pimental

Today's Reading:
Deuteronomy 25-27; Galatians 5

Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain. – Deuteronomy 25:4

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23.

The Word gives us two different passages specifically for you, you Servants of the Most High God–you Oxen. “Don’t muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” reveals a heavenly principle that many overlook. Picture an ox tied to a grain grinder, walking round and round and eating some grain on the floor while it’s working. A greedy owner would muzzle that ox, so that it couldn’t eat the profits. But Moses and Paul say that an ox should benefit while it works.
Good news for you Oxen. Today’s menu is fruit. Reflect on what has happened over these last several days as you have been grinding the grain. Isn’t it amazing how the Holy Spirit has allowed you to taste His incredible love, joy and peace? And how ono is the faith of our little brothers and sisters at Firs? My sister worked for Hawaiian Airlines and got free travel, and Aunty Barbara Gum gets free teeth cleaning, but that pales to the patience, gentleness and self-control in your fruit cocktail. Savor God’s goodness and kindness as you “outserve” each other today. He loves you so much, and so do we.

Bon appétit.

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