Shared from Heritage Baptist Bulletin
From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
God First, Then Extras
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
I so enjoy reading Faiths checkbook
Shared from “Heritage Baptist Church”
Shared from: Heritage Baptist Bulletin
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
Shared from “Heritage Baptist Bulletin”
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…..
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.