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    1 posts, 1 voices, 390 views, started Jun 23, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by Denise Richardson


    • Diamond

      An Occasion to Owe

      Matthew 6:2 “When you do something for someone else, don’t call
      attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure -‘playactors’ I call
      them-treating prayer
      meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as
      someone is watching,
      playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they
      get. -The Message Bible

      Don’t you hate it when people do something for you and then keep reminding you
      of it? I would rather
      someone not even do it, than for them to do it and throw it up in my face to
      make me do something for
      them or to make me feel like I am in debt to them. That is witchcraft! Whenever
      you manipulate a person
      by holding something over their head, it is witchcraft and God is not in that!
      We are to be a blessing to people,
      not an occasion for them to owe. When you do something for someone, forget about
      it and allow God to bless
      you for it. Did you know that if you bring it up, you forfeit your reward? God
      said that if you seek to get applauded for it,
      then that’s all you will get in return!! So, keep your mouth shut once you do it
      so you can reap the blessing God has
      in store for you.

      Even in marriages and relationships, people sometimes hold on to what they have
      done for you as a form of
      manipulation! They won’t let go of what all they have done for you, how they
      forgave you for certain things that
      you did to them, or how they came to Christ first and brought you in when you
      were still a sinner! When you keep
      bringing up things like this, you hold people in bondage and keep them from
      moving forward. This causes people
      to be moved in a counter direction based on what was done for them or to them,
      instead of what thus saith the Lord
      about them and their future. You see, God has a plan for you but whenever you
      are manipulated into doing something
      because someone feels you owe them, then you step outside of your designated
      path and you are moved out of God’s
      will. That is witchcraft once again. You see, when you call the psychic hotline
      or use tarot card, horoscopes, or any other
      form of guidance other than the word of God, you change your course based on
      what they say instead of what God says.
      This puts you in a very bad place. Witchcraft totally counters God’s direction
      for you and it changes
      the course of people’s lives. But even worse than that, people can be stopped or
      hindered by other people bringing up
      their past and holding on to things that should be forgotten. Let go of it!
      Whatever you did for a person should be a done
      deal. Stop bringing it up and using it to manipulate them. Don’t be an occasion
      for them to be in debt to you. Let it go! What
      you have done for them should be God’s business anyway and if you want him to
      reward you, then you have to stop seeking
      restitution for it.  

      Suggested Reading: Matthew 6:1-8


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