Showcase: Blessings

  • Be Blessed As A Child In Your Father's Heart by Sylvia Gunter +

    Listen to Galatians 4:6-7. "Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit Read More
  • Overcomers Blessing by Sylvia Gunter +

    "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know ... Read More
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4 1 11bThese days all of us are accutely aware of the job market, the stock market, the real estate market, or the status of our current earnings. Our son Charley talked with God one day about his "balance sheet."

Heavenly Father, I have a large surplus and a great deficit. I have a surplus of selfishness and wanting my own way, right now. I have a great deficit of obedience and, by extension, love for You. You said, "If you love Me, do the things I command you." I haven't been loving You like I should. It shows to me, if to no one else.

Bankrupt me of my surplus. Remove from me the selfishness and disobedience that I so readily choose. Replace it with a deep and growing love for You and teach me to know You more deeply. Help me keep my mind set on things above, not on earthly things.

God, I feel small and needy. I need You infinitely more than You need me. Yet You chose me before I knew You. Amazing! Hold on to me. Keep me in Your love, in Your will, and in Your way. Help me to live for You today. I can't change what was, and I can't control what will be. Help me to value the time that You give me, moment by moment, so that I will spend it doing things of eternal value, not storing up treasures on earth, not entertaining myself, not indulging my selfishness, not passing the time to pass the time. Put me to work doing Your work, whatever You would have me do. I'm willing and available, even if not qualified or able.

You are my strength, my rock, my fortress, my refuge, and my shield. Of whom then shall I be afraid? You love me with a perfect love, more than I could ever earn or deserve. Thank You, Father. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Think about this:
Can't we all identify with this true accounting of the state of our hearts? Let God audit your current spiritual "books" and give you an accounting of your heart's assets and liabilities. You might want to discuss your spiritual "balance sheet" with Him.

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Favorites

  • Mysterious and Unknown: Our Great God Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchanging Mysterious and unknown Your boundless love unfailing In grace and mercy shown Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight Read More
  • Our Great God by Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchangingMysterious, and unknownYour boundless love, unfailingIn grace and mercy shownBright seraphim in endless flightAround Your glorious throneThey raise Read More
  • This is my Father's world by Fernando Ortega +

    This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of Read More
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Fernando Ortega +

    Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyThe King of creationO my soul, praise HimFor He is thy health and salvationAll ye Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Holy as God is Holy +

    As Eugene Peterson says, the book of Leviticus shows how God brings everything into his holy presence and transforms it Read More
  • Jeremiah: The Importance of Repentance +

    As Eugene Peterson has noted, Jeremiah is used by God to call the people of Israel to repentance. Read More
  • Balaam: What Happens When You Try To Strong-Arm God +

    In Numbers, the surrounding nations watch as God pours out blessing and good fortune over and over on the Israelites. Read More
  • Born of Water: A sign of our new creation in Christ +

    Baptism is like a wedding vow. Read More
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