Tag Archive for: Blessing

Reflecting the King

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it— HE WILL BE BLESSED IN WHAT HE DOES. (James 1:22-25)

We were watching a movie last night on tv with some friends called “Deck the Halls”.  The movie came out in 2006 and really is quite funny.  But even more than that, there is a reality behind it that leads me to the sad truth in most people on this earth.  The two main characters in this story are trying to find their identity in this world.  They want to be seen by people around them.  The goal of the neighbor who has just moved in is to be seen on Google earth, to be seen from space.  Isn’t that the goal of most people we meet in life?

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A Deposit of 84K

‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.’ (Malachi 3:10)

Just the other day I was reading the above passage in Malachi.  Then wouldn’t you know it, the pastor speaks about it in church.  It’s like the Lord is saying, “HELLO Sarah!  Listen up!”  So here I am listening.

All my life I have watched God be extremely faithful.  He has never failed to provide for me.  There have been countless times where I’ve been struck by pure astonishment at the way He provides. My part is to be faithful in what He has given me.  After all, isn’t it all His anyways.  Everything I make, everything I am, everything I’m able to do, even breathing… it’s all because of the grace of God.  Even the fact that He sent His Son to die for me. Read more

Glimpses of Eternity

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6)

This is one of my favorite verses that Jesus spoke in the sermon on the mount.  It speaks to the truth inside all of us.  We all hunger for something beyond what anything in this world can satisfy.  At times we might try to satisfy that hunger with temporary things or people, but eventually we come to realize that God is the only One who can fully satisfy the hunger within us.

He sent His Son to be the bread of life, to renew a relationship with us.  He is the living water, ready to quench the thirst of our souls on a daily basis.  It’s time to go back to the fountain and draw from the source of living water.  On this earth, we will have moments of hunger and thirst, which can only be satisfied in God alone through His Word.

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