Posted: 19 Sep 2011 03:32 AM PDT

The great and mighty things that God wants to show you

are often the answers to prayers that you have prayed.

Keep on asking,

keep on seeking,

keep on knocking—

answers will come,

doors will be opened,

promises will be fulfilled.

Call unto me, and I will answer thee,

and show thee great and mighty things,

which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3 KJV

~ Roy Lessin


Prayer for the Acceptance of God’s Will | Kicking the Darkness

Prayer for the Acceptance of God’s Will | Kicking the Darkness.

Amazing thoughts!

Daily Promise – September 19 – God longs for our heart

Proverbs 3:9-10 KJV

9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Promise #262:
If you honor Me with your firstfruits, you will overflow with abundance.

Today’s Scripture passage is a wonderful picture of abundance and overflow. The kingdom of God does not work like the kingdom of this world. In God’s kingdom, it is more blessed to give than receive. In His kingdom, we can never outgive the most generous person in the universe for God loves to pour back into us far more than we could possibly give to Him.

Why does God want us to give of our firstfruits? Does God need our money? Absolutely not! The Bible says that the entire earth is the Lord’s and all that it is in. God has no need of our resources whatsoever. What our God and Father longs for more than anything else is our heart …and Jesus told us that where our treasure is, there will our heart be also (Matthew 6:21).

When we honor God with the very first and best of what our hands have created, we are acknowledging that He is the source of all our blessing. When we choose to trust in His present and future supply of all our needs by giving to Him of our firstfruits, I believe it blesses His heart and moves Him to provide for us even more. It is wonderful to live in a kingdom where we don’t have to provide for ourselves, for we have a Father in heaven who knows all our needs and He delights to give us His kingdom!

~ Barry Adams

Verse of the Day – Be appropriate, encouraging, and uplifting to others

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but
only what is helpful for building others up according to their
needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
— Ephesians 4:29

The goal in Christian communication is not just clarity. Neither
is the goal just to be understood. The goal is not even just to be
truthful. The goal is to be appropriate, encouraging, and uplifting
to others based on the needs of that other person.

Tender Shepherd, give me a heart that is pure so that my words
may be pure. Give me a heart that is kind so that my words may be
kind. Give me a heart that is full of joy and encouragement so that
I may share these with those you bring to my path and with whom I
share conversation. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.