Think on these things : Embracing the Mess

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“Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.” Proverbs 14:4

I used to walk through a new home subdivision. Often I would see the street filled with red clay from the land as bulldozers clear it to lay a foundation. The job site is littered with lumber, all sorts of trash from workers, and is generally a mess. The house looks ugly; it has all its insides exposed as it is being pieced together, yet this process is necessary to get to the finished product. When completed, the home is beautiful. The landscaping looks like it came out of a home-design magazine. Everything is clean and perfect in order for the new homeowner to move in.

Our walk with God is much the same process. Often we must go through a messy period of our lives in which all aspects of it are in disarray. It is in these times that God builds a new structure. He might remove some structural timbers in our lives and replace them with new ones. He might even add on another room. And unless this process takes place, we will never see the end product. The goal is more Christlikeness. In order to achieve this in us, He requires a period of removing all that is not of Him. It can be a painful process.

It would be impossible to keep oxen in a barn without having to clean up the mess from time to time. It just comes with the territory, but the result of the oxen is an abundant harvest. God may be allowing a mess in order to ensure a fruitful harvest in your life. Learn from Him so that you might experience the fulfillment of His purposes for you in these times.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

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Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe: God is Doing A New Thing

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On Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe; today Denise talks about how ‘God is Doing A New Thing’. I hope you are one of those who is experiencing a new dimension in God.

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Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe: I Pray You Will Have Answered Prayers

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On Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe; today Denise talks about being mindful of others, on the road as we make our way to work in the mornings.

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Think on these things : Being a Vessel to Bless Others

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“One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:24-25

One of the reasons God entrusts money to us is to bless other Christians by meeting their needs. God uses the transfer of money within the Body of Christ to build unity among Christians. Sometimes we withhold money that God has designated for someone else. He wants to bless through us, but His will cannot be accomplished through us if we are disobedient.

This was the case for a business owner who tells of the time when God told him to forego a company bonus one year. God directed him to share his year-end bonus with an employee to show his appreciation for him. He wrestled with God for three full days before obeying the Lord on the matter. When he finally met with the employee to give him his check, the man said he had been praying about a financial need he had three days earlier. He had decided to borrow the money to meet his need. The amount of money he borrowed was the exact amount the business owner gave him.

God had already planned to provide for the employee through the business owner, but because he was hesitant, he almost missed the opportunity to be an instrument of God in this man’s life. Even so, he could have prevented the man from having to borrow money. It was an important lesson for the business owner.

How many people do we let down because we feel the “harvest” God provides is all ours? In America, the pressure is always on to move up the ladder of material accumulation. Jesus warned us about this. If our focus is on accumulation, we will not look for opportunities to be God’s vessels of financial blessing to others. Ask the Lord if you have an open hand when it comes to finances.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe: Mothers, Thank You For Your Sacrifice

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On Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe; today in celebration of our Mothers, Denise talks about their sacrifice and how they are an example and gift of God’s unconditional love.

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Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe: Think About His Love

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On Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe; today Denise talks about the changes that God has in store.

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Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe: Count Your Blessings

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On Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe; today Denise talks about the importance of counting your blessings and naming them one by one. The bible says we must come to God with thanksgiving in all our prayers. Be grateful. Be blessed.

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Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe: Celebrating Mothers

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On Gospel Bite with Poetess Denise Fyffe; today Denise talks about celebrating mothers every day and not just on Mother’s Day.

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