“No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies,” Job 28:18 KJV.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away,” Matthew 13:45-48 KJV.
“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you,” Matthew 7:6 KJV.
A pearl of wisdom: Just because there is a need doesn’t mean we are to fill the need. We are better aimed like a bow and arrow to hit the target, when we are rested and anointed.
We still live in a human body and we also must live in constraints due to that. May the Holy Spiirt bear witness with your spirit that these are the words of God in Jesus name!
I just wanted through cyberspace to bless you and pray that you have a blessed day and that you will be able to pray without ceasing in the Spirit as you are led. May you have peace in the midst of the ungodly, having the mind of Christ and be blessed with peaceful rest in your heart, soul and body.
Every minister cannot possibly do everything people need, but God told me to obey what he leads me to do. The enemy will use bad circumstances, needy people who satan is using to wear you out.
You can only give out what you have. Don’t burn out from these people. AND these people who do this, are not applying what you say anyway. They want YOU and your time. If they don’t listen, don’t waste Gods time anymore, commit them to God and move on.
They must be pointed to the cross and Jesus Christ. You belong to Christ and you can only do as he says. To gain entrance for the wrong reasons steals your time and God’s plan for you.
These types of people don’t realize that they come in the form of manipulation, control, and Jezebel. They want YOU! Beloved, point them to Jesus and the Word of God!
You work with those whom God has given the strength to obey. However you cannot possibly answer all requests. God knows what is best for them and for you.
It is part of growing in the ministry and especially the prophetic. I hope you are still with me. You have a lot on your plate people will all tug at you, but YOU ask God who you can help. Make sure you are not doing it out of obligation.
We can never reach everyone but we will reach those we have the God given energy to do so.
So it is just like the oxygen warning on a airplane and mask. You need to put your mask on first since you are older and wiser.
If we don’t take care of us first, the enemy will make sure to send you all sorts of distractions. To wear you out. You prepare for you first and then listen to the LORD for others.
Our first ministry is to GOD, then to caring for our temple, take care of your body and guard your body, spirit and soul, for out of it comes the issues of life. I have been praying and will continue.
I am seriously wanting you to be all that He wants you to be.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey