Category: Abundance/Prosperity

Morning Devotion 03/08/2018

Morning Devotion 03/08/2018

Jehovah-Jireh

Genesis 22:7-8 (KJV)
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Genesis 22:14 (KJV)
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

“Jireh” has the meaning of “to see” or “to provide”. The Lord is our provider because he sees everything that we need both naturally and spiritually. He is ever watchful. One of the greatest passages that reveals the Lord’s watchful care is found in Matthew 6: 25-34. It explains his care for the fowls of the air and the lily of the fields. How much more he cares for us. We should never worry about what we will eat or drink or the clothes upon our backs. He will supply everything. Paul wrote to the Philippians, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” He wrote to the Ephesians, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” Put your trust in an all-seeing God. He will provide what you need through the blessings that flow from heaven every day. Receive your blessings and you will never lack for anything.

Morning Devotion 02/28/2018

Morning Devotion 02/28/2018

2 Timothy 3:1-7 (TLB)
1 You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian.
2 For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad.
3 They will be hardheaded and never give in to others; they will be constant liars and troublemakers and will think nothing of immorality. They will be rough and cruel, and sneer at those who try to be good.
4 They will betray their friends; they will be hotheaded, puffed up with pride, and prefer good times to worshiping God.
5 They will go to church, yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that.
6 They are the kind who craftily sneak into other people’s homes and make friendships with silly, sin-burdened women and teach them their new doctrines.
7 Women of that kind are forever following new teachers, but they never understand the truth.

These scriptures are being fulfilled as you read the headlines of the newspapers across the country. All the news channels bring stories into homes of something that resembles the very things that Paul was warning Timothy about. I am not sure if Paul really understood the impact of what he was saying. He was seeing the beginnings of such things in his day, but it is so much more prevalent in our day. The youth of our day are so cynical against their parents and society in general it is almost frightening. The words that were written thousands of years ago in the book of Judges could almost be said today, And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.”  It is true that we live in a world that is full of people who love themselves and their search for great wealth and success. There is nothing wrong with being successful unless you deny God and your faith. The shame of being in the last days is those who are rich and increased with goods and feel they have no need of anything; fail to hear the knock at the door and the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ as he desires to come into their hearts. Our traditional society is full of those who dress up to go to church, sit for the time allotted but really not hearing, and go home steeped in their own ideologies continuing to live as they have always lived. Some move from one place to another when something does not suit them and never understanding the truth of God’s Word. These last days are full of people who are not thankful for the blessings that are given every day. Receive your blessings and be thankful and live to understand the truth of God’s Word.

Morning Devotion 02/26/2018

Morning Devotion 02/26/2018

Psalm 100:1-5 (KJV)
1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Shout for Joy! Start your morning with thanksgiving and gladness in the presence of the Lord. Start your day knowing that the Lord has made you and knows everything about you. Understanding that the analogy of being a sheep in his fold means he is the great Shepherd who will lead you into green pastures. Trust in his guidance to lead you into abundance. It is important to start the day with worship by being thankful. There are so many things to be thankful for but choose a few and declare them. Glorify the Lord and bless his name because he has been good. He has blessed you with an everlasting mercy and truth. Receive your blessings today and be embraced with mercy and truth.