Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ONE PRAYER --- are you sowing [+] Wednesday E-Devotion

We are so blessed.  Look around you.  Acknowledge God.  Let others see how you thank God for what you have.  Here is a thought: why has God blessed you and me so much?
Ephesians 1:3 (nlt) --- All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
Proverbs 22:9 (nlt) --- Blessed are those who are generous,because they feed the poor.
Matthew 25:29 (nlt) --- To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.
We heard this weekend through our ONE PRAYER series that some people are asleep to sowing.  That is, they are sleep to how God wants them or us to use what we have been given for others.  I am convinced that God has blessed the church and each of us so that we can bless and influence others in big ways.
Ed Young gave us these thoughts in his message:
Leverage your ability and your stuff to use them for Jesus.
You are a creative genius.  (He meant that we need to use things in creative ways to serve God including our church life, home life, our money and more.)
Either you are a blessing or the block the conduit of God's blessing to you and to others.
What does it means to sow?  It is like a farmer who gets the seed he needs to plant something, and he puts the seed in the ground to grow.  After that he does what is needed so the harvest will come.
We have some choices to make.
2 Corinthians 9:6 (nasb) --- Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

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