Monday, August 19, 2019

Faithfulness Is Mutual

Memories are a gift from God. However, what we do with them, how they affect us or the difference they have on our way of living is what matters most.
When we recall the many gifts that God grants to us each day, do we take enough time to pause and thank Him and share the fact of His love, grace, and mercy with others?
When He brings healing and wellness to us and our loved ones, do we give Him the credit He deserves or do we think that He is obligated to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves?
When our financial needs are met and we have a surplus, do we give a “thank you offering” to God and praise Him for blessing us and giving us more than we deserve?
“A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished,” is a proverb worth noting carefully. God does indeed bless those who are faithful - often much more than can be imagined or deserved. Unfortunately, there are those who believe they have earned what they have accumulated and therefore do not need to give God credit or praise, thanksgiving or respect. How sad.
We have what we have because of God’s grace. Whatever we have is a result of Him showing us His favor. The strength and abilities I have come from Him and the opportunities I have to use them come from Him. If we use them to “get rich” without recognizing it’s all because of Him, we can expect a tragic ending. We must use God’s gifts for God’s glory.
Prayer: We pray, Father, for grateful hearts. May we never cease to recognize Your goodness and faithfulness are to be used to bring honor and glory to Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished. 

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