Whatever you give to God He will multiply back to you…
There are dividends that accrue to those who take the time to wait upon the Lord; to discipline themselves, to prioritize and make room for God in their daily lives, that they may immerse themselves in His Word and in the Spirit, through our prayers and our meditation in His Word.
30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?
What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.
People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions (in other words, “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness – His way of doing things”).
Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.
God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
Thu, Dec 02
The Spirit Filled Believer
Written by Dick Mills
THE PORTALS OF WISDOM
“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors”
— Proverbs 8:34
Life is a learning process. Every day that goes by can add enrichment to it.
One of the requisites for the adding of spiritual knowledge is a teachable spirit. This verse encourages that kind of attitude.
Here wisdom is speaking to us. It is to our best advantage to be alert to hear what she has to say and to be receptive to her message.
We can find happiness by listening to wisdom’s pronouncements. We can also be blessed by being constantly on the lookout, watching daily for her.
This verse suggests an attentiveness that comes from total concentration on wisdom and her words.
In His multi-faceted wisdom (Eph. 3:10), God has so many things to reveal, unveil and unfold to those who wait upon Him faithfully and attentively.
It is as we seek Him, serve Him, and wait upon Him in daily prayer and meditation that He discloses to us ever new facets and perspectives of His limitless wisdom and knowledge.
Eternity will be a marvel to us. In the other world to which we are bound, you and I will be witnesses to a continuous display of God’s attributes, purposes and nature.
Instead of waiting till we all get to heaven to behold the majestic greatness of our God, we are invited to begin now.
A quest for knowledge is all we need to get started.
A teachable spirit will keep us going. A daily discipline of Bible reading and prayer communication sets us right at the portals of wisdom.
All this takes time, but the advantages of receiving God’s wisdom makes it all well worth the sacrifice.
Source: The Spirit-Filled Believer’s Daily Devotional by Dick Mills
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