Today: It’s all about you, LORD!
Passage: Psalm 4
6 Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?”
Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD. 7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. (Psalm 4, NIV) – emphasis added
The trend, even within the church, is “how can I get some material blessings?”
Many churches and preachers have turned in that direction. They teach their people various ways to get “blessed” in the physical/material realm
A true child of God will put God first- he/she will be focussing on spiritual blessings. That is what we see in old as well as new testament, men of God did.
When a person is blessed spiritually, they become a blessing to many
David was a blessing to the people. God also blessed David in every area
When they ask, “who can show us any good?”, David says, “Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD”. David was after the one who is the source of all blessings. He did not chase blessings! That type of people are very less
Many of us know how our ancestors put God first and everything else second
If someone ever gave David a chance to pick between a million dollars on one side and spiritual blessings on the other, David would only pick the latter
God knows our needs in the physical realm. He is looking, how much we are focussed on God’s stuff, that which is spiritual. When Peter obeyed Jesus, He gave Peter a boat full of fish, proving that God is the master of any profession
When Jesus and the disciples needed bread for the people, Jesus proved that he can provide meals for thousands in minutes. No caterer could beat that!
When they needed money for taxes, Jesus had the solution.
David says, “You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.”
I have observed the ministry of people who try to serve both God and mammon at the same time. Their ministry is never effective
Jesus was always in demand. People rushed to where Jesus was! He had what they really needed. He had the word; He had the healing and the answers
Church today is handicapped, not having the answers/solutions for people because the focus is shifted. The solution is to do just what He says
May God bless you, as you ponder on that
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for being there for me. You are the source of all my blessings, spiritual or material. You put me ahead of you, dying for me on the cross, and saving my life from death. You deserve to be first in all my life. Amen
“If we take time to put God first in everything, we won’t have enough time to worry”