Mon, Jan 19th - 12:31PM
Taking back what we give God!
Yesterday at church a lady came in with her small son Malachi. He is 2 ½. When we had the money march several people gave him change to put in the buckets. After all the kids got through putting in their money and went back to their parents, little Malachi started back up the aisle toward the buckets; his mom grabbed him and asked him where he was going to which he replied “to get my money.”
Sometimes we are that way with God, we give something to Him in prayer and then want to snatch it back.
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
It is so awesome to know and experience God’s love toward us. What a wonderful friend we have with our “big brother.” The more I get to know some of my brothers and sisters better the more I enjoy their friendship. It is the same with “Jesus” the more I spend time with Him the greater our friendship.
Thanks God for you Son who gave His life that we might live. Thank you for your love. It is so awesome to know you and to experience you love new and fresh each morning.
Fri, Jan 16th - 10:47AM
Hope In The Lord!
It is a beautiful morning here on the timber farm. The sunrise was bathed in pinks and oranges. It is super to wake up to watching God paint the sky.
“A small boy stunned his parents when he began to empty his pockets of nickels, dimes and quarters.
Finally his mother said, "Where did you get all that money?
"At Sunday school," the boy replied nonchalantly. "They have bowls of it."
God is so awesome. I just love Him more each day. Although some days it seems like I can’t possibly love Him more than I already do.
For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou will hear, O Lord my God.
It is that hope that keeps us going. The sure knowledge of knowing God is there for us at all times. We cannot see or imagine all the things God does for us. Sometimes we look at people who are going through tough times or illnesses and say “man I could never handle that” but when some of it comes our way, the Lord is there to give us strength and hope. “Prayer is the key to heaven, but FAITH unlocks the door.”
Thank you, Lord that we can read your word and find the faith, and hope to continue on not only walking with you, but enjoying our walk. Praise your Holy name.
Have a great day!
Thu, Jan 15th - 12:55PM
A New Song!
“A woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas Cards. "What denomination?" asked the clerk.
"Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?" said the woman. "Well, give me 30 Catholic, 10 Baptist ones, 20 Lutheran, and 40 Presbyterian."
Laughter is good for the soul.
And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear; and trust in the Lord.
That is how I feel; that God has put a new song in my heart. My relationship with the Lord is so different now than all the years I have known Him. It is like everything is fresh. My love for Him just keeps growing and changing. It is totally awesome. He is! Whatever you might need HE IS!
Doesn’t that make your heart sing? It does mine.
Thanks Father that you are everything to us. How I praise your name this morning. Life with you is wonderful.
Wed, Jan 14th - 4:58PM
Several of you have sent me responses to the devotionals letting me know how good you believe God to be; I really appreciate your encouraging words, and your testimonies of how God is taking care of you. We serve a wonderful God.
"One beautiful Sunday morning, Samuel, a priest, announced to his congregation: "My good people, I have here in my hands, three sermons...a $100 sermon that lasts five minutes, a $50 sermon that lasts fifteen minutes, and a $10 sermon that lasts a full hour.
"Now, we'll take the collection and see which one I'll deliver."
I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
If I don’t make any other point this year but this God loves you, and you get that down into your very being then I will have accomplished what the Lord has put in my heart for you.
Thank you, Father for your love for us. Help us to grow and walk in that love.
Tue, Jan 13th - 1:46PM
I'm Safe In God!
My soul rejoices within me at all the wonderful blessings God gives us every day. He is so awesome!
"Three boys were in the schoolyard, boasting about their fathers.
The first boy said, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a poem and gets $50 for it."
The second boy said, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a song and gets $100 for it."
The third boy said, "I beat you both. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a sermon and it takes eight people to collect all the money!"
“O Lord You listen to my prayers; You hear my every plea; I’m safe because I know you’re always there for me.”
It thrills my heart to know God is always there for us. He takes our lives and molds them into something beautiful through the trials, illnesses, or sadness. He is an exceptional father.
My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I WILL be glad in the Lord.
That is my prayer and hearts desire to be glad in the Lord no matter what is going on.
Father I thank you for your word. I so appreciate the fact that I don’t have to struggle on how to find you; or peace, joy, or rest in the every day living I can just go to your word or lift my voice in praise and you are there. Your very presence is so real.