The Press and the Process – NO COMPROMISE!

The Press! Sometimes in life, you just gotta go for it! Been thinking about this particular season of transition in my life, as I have gone from being a moving and shaking businessman as a contractor, to becoming more and more obedient to the heavenly call in full time missions these past years, to now, […]

The Press!

pressed

Sometimes in life, you just gotta go for it! Been thinking about this particular season of transition in my life, as I have gone from being a moving and shaking businessman as a contractor, to becoming more and more obedient to the heavenly call in full time missions these past years, to now, carefully balancing construction as a part time superintendent, to staying aggressively in the face of God to maintain my place in the office and the call….

‘As the things of earth, grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace’ the song goes..

The years of brutally hard work, and then before that the grueling schedule needed to survive my college degree, while maintaining national level fitness in the sport of triathlon, have come back to remind me, that the disciplines that must be in place, to be a champion.

Knowing my passion and drive, I have learned that I must come under the tight rein of the Holy Spirit, desperate for His presence, His voice, His leading, or the self imposed disciplines I would apply to myself, would bury me.

Yet, when we determine to settle for nothing other than the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, without compromise, and hunger for truth, and power with God, seems about every human relationship feels the test of the call.

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In the natural, I have given it all. There is no financial seed left to give…in order to merely live each day, Jesus HAS to provide, there is no plan B.

And day by day, challenge by challenge, He has proved Himself faithful.

Has it been brutal? Yes!

Has it been rewarding?

To see the nations changed in prayer, the multitudes moved through my intercession, the experience the radical intimacy and fulfillment that only He can give, I must say, ‘YES!”.

Though I have nothing financially left, I get alone with Him, having stood upon His promises, and I look at the stars in the heavens…He made them!

He will reward this particular stand of faith, and He will not only restore everything I have given, and given up for Him, but will multiply it, and prosper me with not merely heavenly riches, but I will see wealth, and prosperity again, here, in the earth, in my life, supernaturally, by His hand.

prosperity harvest

To say I have been misunderstood, criticized, etc, would be an understatement, but I am consumed with One who totally satisfies, and I find myself loving people more and more, yes caring less and less whether they love back, or understand…

His voice, His presence, His Word come alive, are more than enough….

Certain things though, are only ‘as He wills..’

His timings, His gifts of the Holy Spirit, His appointments into public ministries, and His financial provisions and breakthroughs, we believe we receive them, and fight for them in faith, daily, yet, if the day ends, and it has not happened yet, then we roll the care of it over upon Him, and deliberately trust that He is faithful, that which He has spoken, that which we have believed we received, will surely come to pass.

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In moments of weakness, I have heard Him say, ‘Are you still willing?’, and repeatedly, I have said, ‘Yes, Lord, strengthen, equip me to the responsibility before me, give me grace to survive the brutality of the savage unbelief, and contest of wills around me…;

Some days, I reread, Heb 5:7  Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

The brutality, the attempted tyranny of the ungodly expectations of people, who are not hearing, seeing, experiencing what is screaming inside of you…

I understand the heart of Paul, when he exclaimed…

Ac 26:19  Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

Hab 2:3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

I am not a Calvinist, believing in the great sovereignty of God, like we are some fluff in the wind of the cosmos.

No, I am a son of my heavenly Father, and a man of faith, passion, authority, passionately standing upon His promises, that He must fulfill, for He cannot lie.

What does faith look like though, when each day, as you believe, that which you have prayed for most definitely does not come to pass? When it feels like the heavens are brass, and that our faith confessions seem to hit some kind of metal dome over our heads, unheard by God?

In our anguish of soul, comes the comforter, the great One in the earth, the breath and voice of God, and He brings words of encouragement, that nothing on this earth can compare to…

Simple words, like ‘Child, I love you, and I hear your heart, your quietest whispers in the night, and I am with you, and am bringing to pass that which you have believed, for did I not promise and commission these things to you?’

Simple comforts like: ‘You have done my perfect will today!”

courage Jesus

These keep me going, like Joseph:

Ps 105:19  Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.

There is a timing of a thing, and until that appointed time, I am aggressively reading, praying in tongues, after doing my faith confessions for the day, for I must keep my faith fed, strong, and I must fill my soul with good teaching, to grow, to press, to feed the raging hungers inside my heart!

Ps 17:3  Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

I fight to keep my words right, for this is the way of perfection, holiness, and as I allow the Word to grow and work deeper and deeper in my heart, this becomes easier and easier, for as my deepest desires are changed, as He takes His knife to my fears, my filth, my stinking thinking, a practical purity emerges. I don’t have to rigidly watch my confessions as much, for out of my transformed heart, my mouth speaks, and good things come out…

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Ps 18:30  As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

I trust in Him. He has spoken. I am sorely tried, but after it is all done, I shall be that vessal of honor described in the Word, purged, and fully fit for the Masters use…

Passionate love is worth the pursuit….

God is love….

Let’s pray:

‘Father, I know You, and I hear Your voice. May I not shrink back, or give up, but bring you great glory, in believing. Strengthen me to fully obey, without compromise or reservation, exactly what You have shown me. Comfort me daily, and equip me, for the responsibility of the call, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus.Amen’

The Press and the Process – NO COMPROMISE!

The Press! Sometimes in life, you just gotta go for it! Been thinking about this particular season of transition in my life, as I have gone from being a moving and shaking businessman as a contractor, to becoming more and more obedient to the heavenly call in full time missions these past years, to now, […]

The Press!

pressed

Sometimes in life, you just gotta go for it! Been thinking about this particular season of transition in my life, as I have gone from being a moving and shaking businessman as a contractor, to becoming more and more obedient to the heavenly call in full time missions these past years, to now, carefully balancing construction as a part time superintendent, to staying aggressively in the face of God to maintain my place in the office and the call….

‘As the things of earth, grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace’ the song goes..

The years of brutally hard work, and then before that the grueling schedule needed to survive my college degree, while maintaining national level fitness in the sport of triathlon, have come back to remind me, that the disciplines that must be in place, to be a champion.

Knowing my passion and drive, I have learned that I must come under the tight rein of the Holy Spirit, desperate for His presence, His voice, His leading, or the self imposed disciplines I would apply to myself, would bury me.

Yet, when we determine to settle for nothing other than the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, without compromise, and hunger for truth, and power with God, seems about every human relationship feels the test of the call.

press

In the natural, I have given it all. There is no financial seed left to give…in order to merely live each day, Jesus HAS to provide, there is no plan B.

And day by day, challenge by challenge, He has proved Himself faithful.

Has it been brutal? Yes!

Has it been rewarding?

To see the nations changed in prayer, the multitudes moved through my intercession, the experience the radical intimacy and fulfillment that only He can give, I must say, ‘YES!”.

Though I have nothing financially left, I get alone with Him, having stood upon His promises, and I look at the stars in the heavens…He made them!

He will reward this particular stand of faith, and He will not only restore everything I have given, and given up for Him, but will multiply it, and prosper me with not merely heavenly riches, but I will see wealth, and prosperity again, here, in the earth, in my life, supernaturally, by His hand.

prosperity harvest

To say I have been misunderstood, criticized, etc, would be an understatement, but I am consumed with One who totally satisfies, and I find myself loving people more and more, yes caring less and less whether they love back, or understand…

His voice, His presence, His Word come alive, are more than enough….

Certain things though, are only ‘as He wills..’

His timings, His gifts of the Holy Spirit, His appointments into public ministries, and His financial provisions and breakthroughs, we believe we receive them, and fight for them in faith, daily, yet, if the day ends, and it has not happened yet, then we roll the care of it over upon Him, and deliberately trust that He is faithful, that which He has spoken, that which we have believed we received, will surely come to pass.

faith

In moments of weakness, I have heard Him say, ‘Are you still willing?’, and repeatedly, I have said, ‘Yes, Lord, strengthen, equip me to the responsibility before me, give me grace to survive the brutality of the savage unbelief, and contest of wills around me…;

Some days, I reread, Heb 5:7  Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

The brutality, the attempted tyranny of the ungodly expectations of people, who are not hearing, seeing, experiencing what is screaming inside of you…

I understand the heart of Paul, when he exclaimed…

Ac 26:19  Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

Hab 2:3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

I am not a Calvinist, believing in the great sovereignty of God, like we are some fluff in the wind of the cosmos.

No, I am a son of my heavenly Father, and a man of faith, passion, authority, passionately standing upon His promises, that He must fulfill, for He cannot lie.

What does faith look like though, when each day, as you believe, that which you have prayed for most definitely does not come to pass? When it feels like the heavens are brass, and that our faith confessions seem to hit some kind of metal dome over our heads, unheard by God?

In our anguish of soul, comes the comforter, the great One in the earth, the breath and voice of God, and He brings words of encouragement, that nothing on this earth can compare to…

Simple words, like ‘Child, I love you, and I hear your heart, your quietest whispers in the night, and I am with you, and am bringing to pass that which you have believed, for did I not promise and commission these things to you?’

Simple comforts like: ‘You have done my perfect will today!”

courage Jesus

These keep me going, like Joseph:

Ps 105:19  Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.

There is a timing of a thing, and until that appointed time, I am aggressively reading, praying in tongues, after doing my faith confessions for the day, for I must keep my faith fed, strong, and I must fill my soul with good teaching, to grow, to press, to feed the raging hungers inside my heart!

Ps 17:3  Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

I fight to keep my words right, for this is the way of perfection, holiness, and as I allow the Word to grow and work deeper and deeper in my heart, this becomes easier and easier, for as my deepest desires are changed, as He takes His knife to my fears, my filth, my stinking thinking, a practical purity emerges. I don’t have to rigidly watch my confessions as much, for out of my transformed heart, my mouth speaks, and good things come out…

courage2

Ps 18:30  As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

I trust in Him. He has spoken. I am sorely tried, but after it is all done, I shall be that vessal of honor described in the Word, purged, and fully fit for the Masters use…

Passionate love is worth the pursuit….

God is love….

Let’s pray:

‘Father, I know You, and I hear Your voice. May I not shrink back, or give up, but bring you great glory, in believing. Strengthen me to fully obey, without compromise or reservation, exactly what You have shown me. Comfort me daily, and equip me, for the responsibility of the call, in Your name I pray Lord Jesus.Amen’

The Free Will of Man – Divine Healing

The free will of man – The Divine Order of Healing
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Jas 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

This verse teaches us that we have heard of the patience of Job. It seems implied, that we are supposed to learn from Job’s trial, and have patience, as God is manifesting our miracle.

That is why Holy Spirit could say to us through His instrument James: Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Why? v3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

See this, the trial will work patience in you, but if you do not give up, you will end up perfected, whole, and in need of nothing!

Consider Job dear friend, if you are in the trial of your faith. Laugh at the devil, cry if you must, but do not give up!

Why?

Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Isa 61:7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

He will turn your captivity into triumph, and test into a testimony, and will give you double for your trouble, if you do not give up!

Having done all, STAND!
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You are not alone, because God loves you, and so do I, and I am standing with you, praying for you every day. You’re gonna make it!

James 5: 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

I remember up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, over ten years ago that I kept bumping into a man I had known for some time before I went to Bible school. He had heard I was pastoring, and each time he would see me, he would ask me for prayer, swore he would see me at church that Sunday. Well, I would pray for him, he would begin to weep as the power of God ministered to him, and that would be the last I would see of him, he would never darken the door of my church. Well this little dance with deception went on for several years, and after a couple of years I pleaded with him not to lie, and say he would be at church, just receive from God, and say, ‘I’ll be there when I get there,” We laughed, and I was able to lead him in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and he wonderfully received his prayer language. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/is-tongues-initial-evidence-of-the-holy-spirit-baptism/
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Yet, I would keep bumping into him from time to time, and he was not living right at all. It appeared he was living immorally, and into some sort of drugs. As the years went on, I was becoming more and more frustrated with this man, because he still swore, every time he saw me, that he loved Jesus, and would, ‘see you in church on Sunday.’ It was obvious at that point that he had no intention of ever attending church, this was simply a game he played in his own mind, to deal with ministers.

Well, I never stopped loving him, and would pray for him when his name would come to mind, but I did not chase him. The Bible says for pastors, 1Pe 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

If they are not among you, it is kind of hard to lead and feed them. Sure, you leave the 99 from time to time to go rescue a sheep, but they first of all need to become a sheep.

Anyway, tragedy eventually struck this young man, and he was afflicted with a brain aneurism, and ended up in the hospital on life support, in a coma.
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I was asked to pray for him, and I did, and miraculously, I am told, that night he came out of the coma, but was paralyzed on the right side of his body, from his face muscles, all the way down to his toes on one side.

He called a member of my church, and asked me to come to the hospital, and something rose up inside of me, that turned out to be the boldness of God, because if you know me, I am not that way, I am very loving and merciful.

I was preparing for our Saturday night service, and I received the call from this church member, saying they had just spoken to the man, and he had asked the church member to call me, requesting I come to the hospital.

Roughly, I said, “If he can call you, he can call me. He has been playing with God now for years, the Bible says: ‘If anyone is sick among you, let them call for the elders of the church. He has my cell phone number, and you call again to make sure he has it, and if he calls, I will come, otherwise, I have church service to prepare for.”

My wife, who knows me kind of raised her eyebrows, and I did not want to walk out of love with the man, but it turns out that this response was of the Holy Spirit.

Next morning, at our Sunday morning service, it was snowing. Remember driving the 20 miles in a snowstorm to the community center we met in, tired, and trusting the Lord to simply make it there.

Well, just as service was about to begin, an ambulence pulled up to the community center, with lights on, and I asked someone to go out and see what was happening. Amazingly enough, it was this man!

He had begged the hospital to get him to my church, and hurriedly we grabbed snow shovels so that we could shovel the wheelchair ramp into the building, so that they could wheel this man in on a stretcher.

Well, we got Him situated, just as praise and worship was starting, so I decided to worship the Lord, to see how He would have me minister to this man.

My sermon that morning was on marriage, which had nothing to do with healing I thought, but during worship, I felt to preach my message, and then minister to the man, at the end.

Turns out, I heard God wonderfully, because at the end, we wheeled this man to the front so that I could pray for him.

I looked at him, and said, in the authority of the Holy Spirit, ‘Do you want to be healed?’
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He began to weep, and explain how he was scared because he almost died and could not move the right side of his body. I began to laugh, and people thought I was nuts, but I knew what God was about to do. I looked him in the eyes, and called his name and said, _____ do you want to be healed?

He looked back at me with a glimmer of hope through the tears, and nodded yes.

Immediately I laid my hands upon him, and commanded paralysis to leave his body, for his body to be healed. Then I commanded him, ‘do something that you couldn’t do before’ He was sobbing uncontrollably, and blubbering, explaining how he couldn’t even lift his right hand, when he looked, and had already lifted it! This made him cry louder, and I said, ‘write your name!’ He was still blubbering and explaining how he couldn’t close his hand, so I grabbed a pen from someone in the front row, and a piece of paper from my notes, and commanded him, WRITE!. Before he could say, ‘I can’t again’ he looked, and had written his name!
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Everyone was shouting and rejoicing at that point.

The ambulance guy had to go, so they wheeled him out again, and loaded him into the ambulance, and off he went.

Following week, he arrived in a wheelchair, doing much better, but his face was still frozen on the one side. We prayed again, and it unlocked.

Why pray again? Hey, Jesus prayed for the blind man twice (Mark 8:24), and I don’t pretend to be that good!

Following week he came on a walker, week after that, a cane, which he carried for another year, until he decided to let go of a certain area of his life.

Why did I take so long to type up this testimony, of all the wonderful miracles I have seen over the years. Because I felt strongly to minister on what caused this whole chain of grace to occur:

HE called for the elders of the church.
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If more people around the world would simply do these three things, we would have much less need for doctors and hospitals I am sure.

1. If any person is afflicted with sickness or any other calamity, PRAY! Make Jesus Lord of your body, and make Him your first response when trouble comes.
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2. I believe that if a person is not immediately healed, they should call a friend or family member, and have them pray with them. Mt 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
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3. If immediate relief is not received, then let the sick person call for the elders of the church, and the prayer of faith, will save the sick. Notice here that even if a person has sinned against God, and it is clear that their sin caused the sickness, v 15 and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
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This is the order of healing for Christians, through the church. Yet, there is clearly a place of doctors and medicine too. A doctor may well be an elder in the church, or may be gifted and authentically called of God into a healing ministry of natural means.
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God loves us, and wants us well. Pray first, call a friend, call the elders, then call the doctor, is the order of operation of this verse.

I believe all of this can happen in a short period of time, and would save much time and money from doctors, hospitals, medical insurance, etc. If you need these things, please use them, and be healed, however you need to receive it! God loves you, and wants you well, and so do I.
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If you are sick, please allow me to pray for you now, there is no time and distance in prayer, and God loves you, and so do I:

‘Father, I come to you right now, on behalf of my friend reading this. I take my place, in the ministry office and anointing you have placed upon my life, on their behalf. By faith, I command healing to come to them, now! In the name and authority of Jesus. If there be any evil spirits afflicting them, I command these to go, now! I thank you Father, for signs, wonders, and miracles in their life, as they continue to obey you, Amen’

If you want to listen instead of read, I took the time to upload a couple of the healing tapes I produced for hospital visitation after my 40 day fast. They are embedded in this link: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/be-healed-jesus-wants-you-strong/

PS: Go ahead and send this around the world, cut,paste, email it, Share it on Facebook and Twitter, but I know in my heart, there were miracles and healings released when I prayed. Inbox me with testimonies!

Testimony Thursday!

Testimony Thursday!

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For all of you Social Media peeps, we have heard the term: ‘throwback Thursday’ where we are supposed to post pictures from the past.

 

Well, I think it would do much more good to make a new event called ‘Testimony Thursday’, where we post quips, quotes, Scriptures, and pictures of thing Jesus has clearly done in our lives.

Last night I was simply sitting in church, thinking about Thanksgiving today, and these following three verses came to mind:

Revelation 12:11 [Full Chapter]

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

 

Psalm 19:7

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple

 

Revelation 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

 

Seems fitting that today is Thanksgiving here in America. Great day to be thankful!

What are you thankful to God for today?

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Ministerial Ethics

Ministerial Ethics

Ministerial Integrity
In business, clever negotiations are often referred to as ‘horse trading’. Oh, to God that this kind of integrity might again come to the business world, especially to ministerial leadership.
Horse Purchase
In the early days of the town of Starkville, Mississippi, a blacksmith (John McGaughey established a shop in the embryo of the city, and, in connection with his smithing, also traded in horses, keeping a few on hand all the time. Mr. Bardwell knowing this, and wishing to purchase a horse, called at Mr. McGaughey’s shop one morning and asked him if he had a horse for sale that would be suitable for a farm. Mac. Replying in the affirmative, they went to the stable, were Mr. Bardwell, after examining the animal, asked the price. To this Mr. McGaughey replied: “Eighty-five dollars.” “I regard that as too high a price,” said Mr. Bardwell. Mr. McGaughey, well knowing the aged missionary and having unlimited confidence in his integrity, asked him what he believed the horse to be worth. To which Mr. Bardwell replied: “Sixty-five dollars” “You can have him at that price,” responded Mr. McGaughey. Mr. Bardwell paid the money and took the horse. The trade was made in the spring of the year. Early in the following autumn, Mr. Bardwell called at the shop and, after the usual salutation, handed Mr. McGaughey twenty dollars, saying: “Here is that money that I owe you.” Mr. McGaughey, in much astonishment, replied: “You are certainly mistaken. You do not owe me a dollar, you have always paid me the cash for all the work I have done for you in my shop.” “True!” said Mr. Bardwell. “But this is not for work done in the shop, but is due you in a trade we made last spring.” “What trade?” asked Mr. McGaughey in unfeigned surprise. “Why! In the purchase of a horse from you,” replied Mr. Bardwell. “{But you paid me the sixty-five dollars cash, the price for which I told you, you could have him.” “True,” replied Mr. Bardwell, “But you judged the horse to be worth eighty-five dollars, while I estimated his worth at only sixty-five; upon trial I have found him to b e well worth the eighty-five dollars, the price you first asked for him. Here is your money.” “But, Mr. Bardwell, I cannot accept the money. It was a fair trade.” “Not so,” replied the aged missionary, “You were right, Mr. McGaughey, in your judgment as to the correct value of the horse, and I was wrong. I insist upon your accepting that which is your just due.” Mr. McGaughey finally accepted the twenty dollars but only through his great respect for Mr. Bardwell, whose feelings he knew would be wounded if he did not accept the proffered twenty dollars.
Let’s pray:
‘Father, purify us from ‘situational ethics’. May our word always be our bond, and may we conduct ourselves in business, as in the pulpit: holy in heart and in conduct, free from appearance of evil, more concerned with the testimony of Jesus in us, than even our own reputations. Amen’