Well we certainly sorted through some of the more common reasons that people use for not giving of their resources to God’s work. No matter what they are, it always gets back to who we serve. Is it going to be God or self? That is a decision that we must all make.
One of the most important issues here that many overlook is that God does not need anything we have! He wants us, not the stuff! We are so hung up on hording our stuff that we overlook our time with God.
I was challenged years ago when i heard a speaker talk about Abraham and his son Issac. When Abraham started climbing up that mountain with his son (Gen 22:30), he had complete faith that God was going to resurrect that teenage son after Abraham sacrificed him on the alter exactly like God asked! That takes faith! It also says that there was nothing that Abraham was not willing to give to God. That was the challenge to me, what Issac’s were there in my life?
We need to search out anything that is too precious to give to God and ask God to remove that obstacle from our life.
Only when we cast off the bindings will we be able to truly fellowship with our Lord. God wants our whole heart, not just the leftovers.
We will study ways to make our lessons personal. I sent out a list of verses to be reading in preparation for the lesson. I trust you will find them helpful.
Last But Not Least
One of our class is going to be baptized this Sunday. Bill K. is going to follow the Lord’s direction to be “baptized and follow me.”
- Focus on your thirty day goal. How are you doing?
- Keep on with your daily reading and devotions. Spending quality time with God daily is key to a good relationship.
- Hide God’s Word in your heart through scripture memorization and meditation.
“Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.”
(Prov. 2:9-11, NIV)
May the Lord richly bless you each one,
Please keep Christine and her family in your prayers.