Reflection On Texas Devastation

One of the saddest phrases heard repeatedly in the reports coming from Texas over the past few days are the survivor’s distraught words, “I have lost everything that I have worked for my entire life”. The harsh reality of how quickly everything can be wiped out glares in our face through the media,and the anguish in the speakers’ voices and eyes are heartbreaking. Yet, we hear this same anguished cry again and again from the various people who have been impacted by the storm during interview after interview. As we pray and weep for those who are suffering in the aftermath of this devastation let us also stop to consider our own ways.

Are we building on a strong foundation that will not pass away which is Christ Jesus, or foolishly building on sinking sand? Are we focused on our eternal home in heaven, or becoming entangled in the carnal things of this world? Are we still trusting in God to keep us from day to day, or are we now depending on making our own way in our own strength? Are we dedicating our life to building up God’s kingdom as wise stewards, or squandering our resources on temporary pleasures of this life and personal material gains that will rot away?

Times like this cause us to pause and reflect on what is truly important: our family and our soul’s salvation. It forces us to stop the busyness of life and simply hold onto our loved ones a little tighter. It reminds us to tell them we love them today, because tomorrow is not promised. It pushes us to be more compassionate and forgiving to those round about us who are suffering and in need, and to release our differences as we unite as one for a greater cause. Most importantly, it causes us to remember to look up, because our redemption draweth nigh.

Stand On It…

Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Walk It Out…
Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

True Riches

Many seek after worldly gain and pleasures; however, these things are temporary and will all pass away. The things of this world lead to loss, sorrow, and ultimately death. However, the wise man or woman seeks after the things of God that cannot be stolen away. The bible declares “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Matthew 6:33.

God knows exactly what we need and desire, and He will provide according to His will and purpose for our life and ultimately the kingdom. We must simply trust Him and obey. Those who desire true treasure must seek after these eight additions to their character and the bible says you will never fall: faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity. 2 Peter 1

Seek true riches on today!!

Words To Stand On…

Matthew 6:33

6 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 24:35

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

2 Peter 1: 3-11

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Walk It Out…

Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

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