Firstfruits Giving

Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV) Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. It makes me laugh how often I am thinking one thing and God has something else in mind. This Bible study took a dramatic…

Old Scars Beautiful Reminders

Lamentations 3:20-24 (NKJV) My soul still remembers and sinks within me. This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s Mercies we are not consumed, because His Compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Never forget. It gets me every year. This is the seventh anniversary…

Walking in the Light

2 Peter 3:8-10 (NKJV) But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Reading God’s Word…

Delightful

Psalm 37:4 (NKJV) Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. In Psalm 37, there are many instructions for successful Christian living. Such as do not fret (v1), trust in the Lord (v3), dwell (v3), feed on His Faithfulness (v3), commit your way (v5), trust (again v5), rest (v7)…

Nothing But Time

2 Peter 3:7-10 (ESV) But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach…

Like an Arrow

Isaiah 49:1-4 (NIV) Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name. He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. He said…

No Competition

Romans 2:11 (AMP) For God shows no partiality [no arbitrary favoritism; with Him one person is not more important than another]. The Lord blessed us with five wonderful and unique children. Each one an individual with their own personality and purpose. If you ask them, they have a preconceived notion about who they are and…

True Bliss

Psalm 119:1-5 (NLT) Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. Oh, that my actions would…

Fullness

John 1:16 (ESV) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. I am struck by the thought of the fullness of God. A perfect God complete in every way cannot impart parts and pieces of Himself without defiling His Entirety. Forfeiting His Sovereignty. We are given His Fullness. All of Him. The Lord withholds…

Keep the Wheel Turning

Jeremiah 18:2-4 (ESV) “Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed…