08/01/11 – 08/07/11
Be Blessed with
this weeks Devotionals!!
by Gary Koen
When I ask many people what they want God to do for them, they say, I want to be happy! Whatever that means, the Bible does not promise you a happy life. Some one said teach your kids to suffer well. Some ask the question why bad things happen to good people? They don’t, because if only God is good , and all things work together for the good of those who love God, then all things that happen to good people must be for their good!
What is real prosperity? It certainly isn’t being a fat financial cat! Solomon was the richest man who ever lived – yet Jesus said that a greater than Solomon is here – referring to himself. God blesses you so you can be a blessing to others – Gen 12:2-3. Jesus never hoarded any wealth yet he met every need that confronted him – that is prosperity – the God who is more than enough. He feed 5000 then 4000, he raised Lazarus from the dead, he cast seven devils out of Mary Magdalene and 2000 out of Legion, and he healed the lepers and preached eternal truth that set people free – with unheard of authority.
by Katherine Russell
Have you ever wondered why things seem to go awry when you are dead in the heat of doing God’s work? You are pouring all of your energy, resources into a project to help the homeless, feed the hungry, adopt the fatherless, encourage the widows and the lonely and find yourself frustrated?
This all sounds like the perfect will of God, doing the good works that He created you to do. He told us to let our light so shine that men could see our good works, that He might be glorified in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) But why do we find ourselves exhausted, out of ideas, and do not see the results we anticipated?
by Latasha Ransome
Our connections to the right people alone cannot surpass us being connected to God. For so long it has been said that most don’t achieve success according to how good they are, but actually according to whom they know.
We have seen the power of having the right connection in the lives of many.
A person can meet the right person at the right time, and their entire life suddenly transforms right before their eyes. It is even believed that this is why most people spend their entire lives seeking to get connected to the right person or group of people to get ahead in this world.
by Jessica Dixon
We all want things to happen quickly, rather than wait for the right moment when God says it is time. I am very guilty of this and I am one who runs out of patience quickly. Patience isn’t one of my gifts and it’s something I am trying to work on.
As I’m writing this, God has spoken to my heart and has shown me His timing is perfect for everything that happens in my life, and His timing overrides everything.
My husband and I have been unemployed and looking for jobs for quite some time. He was laid off from his previous job in May of this year. We have diligently searched for jobs in the state where we presently reside, without any luck.
by Erik Retallick
To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.
As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food
day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
”Where is your God?”
These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng