THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
Stories in the 'Seasons of My Life in Jesus'
A. Birth - August 12, 1956 - Pre-Spring Time of My Life. [See Posts from April 19, 2018]
B. August 12, 1956 - January 29, 1970 - Springtime of Life [Posts from May 29, 2018]
C. January 29, 1970 - February, 2004 - Summer, Fall, Winter Seasons [Married Life Until Death Do Us Part]
D. February, 2004 - Present - Springtime/Summertime with the Lord.
Entrepreneurs, Cleaning the Back Roads of Greensboro, North Carolina - 'One Can, Bottle at a time'.
By the time my brother Clauz was 12 or 13 years of age and I, his little 'tag-along', 'spoiled brat of a sissy' was 10 or 11 years of age, the 'capitalist bug' had bit both of us. We wanted to work and to make money to help our mother. And, we wanted to have our own hours to do it. So, Clauz began a 'paper route' carrying the Sunday papers to about 20 houses in our rural community. I, of course would help him organize the inserts in the papers before he would bike to deliver them. And, all this had to be finished and we had to be ready for Sunday School by 9:30 a.m. Further, there were no excuses.
With Mother, certain things were secondary to regular attendance at the 'House of Worship'. There were no options. Period. [Thank God she was this way, as I look back over my life!!]
But, at the end of each month, as Clauz would 'balance his accounts', it appeared to him, that he was not making as much as he thought he would, and, would not want to pay me for my work. Now, granted, it was only five or six dollars, but, that was five or six of my earned dollars. I, being a 'loving' 'little sissy' allowed him to get away with it for about three months. But, then, a 'sense of righteous indignation' hit me hard. ]Or, was it the flesh and I was rather mad at him??!] I talked to Jesus about it, and He had not answered. So, I was 'waiting'. This was an 'affront', 'an injustice'. And to make matters worse, from my own 'flesh and blood - brother'!! [Just like Jesus, had suffered, Matthew 12:46-50; John 7:5]
I was beginning to understand what the Lord meant when He had said that I would one day stand in the so-called halls of justice and represent Him. Injustices really, really, gripped me! [Even today.]
Why was I allowing him to take advantage of me, especially since he could not get the rounds done, if I did not help get the papers organized? He needed me. This was my labor too! But, I did not sense that I should enlist Mother's help, yet. So, I decided to 'confront', him in my 'loving sister way' - at the Sunday dinner table, no less. I had total peace in my spirit, as I talked, considering his interests, as well as my own. [1 Corinthians 10:24, 33; 1 Thessalonians 5:15] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
I loved family dinners. It was the time we were all around the table, having 'family conversations' and 'sharing'. So, I was talking about how I would like to purchase some new school supplies but, that I did not have enough money to do so. And of course Mother volunteered that I could use my paper-route helper earnings to do so, instead of saving it for a few months. And of course, Clauz' 'eyes got as big as saucers', for he knew that I did not have any 'paper-route helper money' for he had 'chiseled me out of my money'. But, amazingly, he, 'realizing this was his chance to make things right', said, 'That's right, and you know what Sis, instead of fivc or six dollars, I am going to give you a raise to - say three extra dollars for the next few months. Like that, even after you set aside your tithe, you will have more for your extra supplies.' And, since the just result was accomplished, I said, gleefully, 'Oh, thanks 'Little Big Brother', I sure do appreciate that, for I do like to help you out of my love for you'. [No, I was not driving a dagger in his heart, but, letting him know, 'I forgive you Brother'. 'Mother will not have to know.' Matthew 18:21,22; Luke 19:8-10] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
At this stage in my development, I had learned that at times, 'you get more with honey, than with vinegar'. I knew that Clauz would do the right thing, if he was confronted with his wrong, in the right manner. But, at the same time, I did love my brother and truly believed the best was in him, if I 'wisely' worked it out of him. I am also sure that he was equally motivated by any 'fearful consequences' from Mother if she found out that he was dealing dishonestly with me, his little sister; his flesh and blood. We had both been trained to 'keep our promises, even if it was to our own hurt.' Further, there was no 'hostility' or 'anger' between us, as this manner was handled, in the way of 'peace'. [Matthew 5:9] 'Remember 'agape love', is 'patient' and 'kind'; is not resentful, bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things...' [1 Corinthians 13:4-7]
Then, for Clauz, it meant that down the road, when he had other 'grand entrepreneur ideas', that I would be on board with him. [Matthew 5:7,9] And, it was not long before he had such ideas. For you see, as he was out and about on his bike, he saw a lot of bottles and cans along the way, where people had just tossed them out the window of their cars along the way, and left them. [See such as the pictures on the Intro Post, May 29, 2018] So, within a few weeks, we were out on the roads as often as we could, in a three-mile radius, gathering bottles and cans, taking them to the two 'country stores' for 'redemption value'. Over the course of a month, we were bringing in the 'capital' in the amount of one hundred to two hundred dollars, on average. [Do not underestimate people you see gathering cans and bottles for redemption!!]
But, because I was actually out and walking with my wagon on one side of the road as he walked the other side, it was an even, 50/50 split. And, in case he thought it was not a good deal, well, Mother had already said that for his safety, he could not do the job alone.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, we are to be graceful, loving those who do us wrong, but, being like sheep sent out among wolves. [Matthew 5:44; 10:16] We are to be discerning at all times. We do not allow anyone to take advantage of us, but, we give 'latitude' in many ways for those who are erring to come to their senses. [Luke 15:11-32; 2 Peter 3:9] When we do it 'lovingly', respecting the person, not wanting 'revenge' and not be full of vengeance, [as that belongs to the LORD], [Deuteronomy 32:35; Romans 12:17-19], and especially when that person has the same 'training' you have, generally, they will be 'quickened' and 'convicted' by the Holy Spirit of their error and how to fix it. [John 16:8]
This happened to my brother when I presented the matter of my 'expectation' for my earnings at the dinner table. He saw that he was causing me harm, and, repented. And, with the added money, he made up the difference for withholding the same for the three months. [Luke 3:14; 10:7; 19:1-10; 1 Timothy 5:18; James 5:4; 1 John 1:9]
That was God at work in his heart. That is why, we need to 'look for Jesus in everyone of our circumstances'. Jesus knew my brother was not treating me right. I had had a little talk with Him about it, and He had led me to 'wait'. I had to trust Jesus, and, 'obey' by 'waiting with patience and faith'. [John 14:15-31] Then, the conversation at the dinner table was very even flowing and natural from me. But, it was 'the Holy Spirit using it', to 'convict' my brother of his lack of integrity in his dealings, and 'convince him of the need' to 'repent.' I, nor anyone else, could have ever worked this out of my own, for it is a 'matter of the heart'. [Zechariah 4:6; John 3; Romans 7-8] But, at the same time, I was not, by grace, angry and raging. [Proverbs 15:1; 29:22; Matthew 18:15-17; John 16:8; James 1:20; 3:18]
We would conduct our 'little enterprises' for about three years, tithing and saving, sharing and spending, and having fun from the 'fruits of our labors', even on the back roads of Southern North Carolina. Our 'work ethics' were being 'formed' in 'integrity' to benefit us and others for life. And, we were learning how to 'respectfully' 'resolve injustices', and 'differences', in a 'loving manner'. Oh, and did we had so much 'fun', 'learning the value of working', all of its fruits! We are 'capitalists', 'with heart'!
I lament the loss of an 'intact bible following family'. Oh, such an 'intact family' is a 'fertile ground' for God to work His will in the maturing of His children, all for the Glory of the Lord. [Proverbs 22:6] Amen. Amen.
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