God First, Then Extras (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
God First, Then Extras

October 25
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)

See how the Bible opens: “In the beginning God.” Let your life open in the same way. Seek with your whole soul, first and foremost, the kingdom of God, as the place of your citizenship, and His righteousness as the character of your life. As for the rest, it will come from the Lord Himself without your being anxious concerning it. All that is needful for this life and godliness “shall be added unto you.”
What a promise this is! Food, raiment, home, and so forth, God undertakes to add to you while you seek Him. You mind His business, and He will mind yours. If you want paper and string, you get them given in when you buy more important goods; and just so all that we need of earthly things we shall have thrown in with the kingdom. He who is an heir of salvation shall not die of starvation; and he who clothes his soul with the righteousness of God cannot be left of the Lord with a naked body. Away with carking care. Set all your mind upon seeking the Lord. Covetousness is poverty, and anxiety is misery: trust in God is an estate, and likeness of God is a heavenly inheritance. Lord, I seek Thee; be found of me.

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb

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My Daughters First Symphony-Daily Prompt

I can remember my daughters very first Symphony. A family friend had given her and several others a ticket to go to this special event.  She was about 16, and so excited. She had long wanted to go, and at last the opportunity arose.

She was so unsure what to wear, but wanted to look her best. So she decided on a black dress accented with white pearls.  She was just glowing.

She has played the fiddle ever since she was 5, and even before played some on it. So the interest of hearing a Symphony with all the different instruments had been around for a long time.

Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

Psalms 33:3 KJV

When she got home she was telling her dad and I all about the conductor and the different pieces of music they played. There was many different instruments, and she was amazed with it all.
She had such a great time.

Then she went on to say, when they got to the Symphony all the girl assistants or workers to her surprise were also dressed in nice black dresses. 

When they were handing out programs they were unsure whether to give her one or not.  Politely, she smiled and took one.  She won’t be wearing her black dress again, but did really look beautiful.

What a blessing it is when the Lord puts it on someones heart to give in a special way. That was special to Charlotte. It will be a time in her life she will always remember.

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Acts 20:35 KJV

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It’s All About “the Why!”

Sharing blessings from, “Heritage Baptist Bullentin”

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Psalm of Praise – Daily Prompt Gate

Teaching kindergarten in a private Christian school for many years, we would always work  on memorizing this wonderful psalm of praise. 

Children  memorize so easily when you review a little bit each day.  By the end of the year it would be part of our graduation program, which they could say easily.

I can see them now as they would say….enter into his gates with thanksgiving ( hands folded together as praying hands) 🙏🙇 and into his courts with praise (lifting their hands in praise).🙌🙆

What a joy and a blessing it was to the parents and others to see and hear what the children had learned their first year in school.

We do have so much to be thankful for, so as I think of gate, I think of…..
​Psalms 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord , all ye lands. 

 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 


Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 

 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

  For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.


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Chocolate Chip Cookies – Daily Prompt Edible 

My daughter decided she wanted to bake tonight and made some very edible chocolate chip cookies.

Even when I’m trying to watch what I eat I cannot turn down her cookies that she enjoys making.  She may sometimes think they are not edible…but I always find them plenty edible…to eat to many.  

So thankful the Lord provides in every way he does.

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

1 Timothy 6:8 KJV

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Savor His Word – Daily Prompt 

When I put something into my mouth that taste so good, I just want to take a moment and savor that flavor of what I just tasted.

I can look at God’s word as I  read and take a moment to  meditate upon what I’ve read.   Just wanting to savor  His Word into my heart. To soak it in.  I am sure king David savored every moment he had, when he said in Psalm 121 “I will left up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help…” or in Psalm 23 ” The Lord is my shepherd. …”.  We have been given so much through his word and just being able to have his word that we might feast upon it, to savor it.  What a great blessing that is!  

Lord, help me to savor every monent.

 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Proverbs 30:5 KJV

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Priceless Moments 

Yesterday after lunch my daughter and I was washing dishes, just enjoying the moment. She turned her music on from the new cd of Joseph Habedank, and I got the bluetooth speaker connected. There are really some great songs on his new cd and it made cleaning a breeze.

Spending time together in whatever way are priceless moments to me. Quality time spent with family and friends to look back on.

Washing dishes with my daughter makes me remember when my sister and I did the same. One would wash and one would rinse, and we would go to singing and laughing. That is one of my best memories because it was quality time spent together.

There are times when the ladies in the church get together to clean or serve. Even though we are working we are also having a good time of fellowship while we work. We always find something to laugh and carry on about.

I’m so thankful for these little moments in my life to look back on.
Thankful for my family, friends and especially for the good Lord who takes care of us, loves us, and makes all things possible.

O give thanks unto the Lord ; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
Psalms 105:1 KJV