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God Gold of the Day

“Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord. You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:6-8‬ ‭

Saw this awesome picture God created when I was on the road today. His face literally shining on us! Stinkin crazy!

Think on this today:

The One who makes that picture happen, is the One who loves us, cares for us, fights for us, and fulfills our every need.

I could write all day about how awesome, capable and powerful God is but just think on that and live in the peace, comfort and confidence that comes in knowing God, having full access to God, and having this same God who created that, love you!

Shortest Gold ever because what else can be said about Him that He isn’t already showing us!?!?!!!

I love you but God loves you way more!!! Happy Friyay everyone!

The PB&J Formula to Keep Your Flame Burning

God Gold of the day

“Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way!”

-Proverbs 19:2

Two different aspects of our lives of followers of Christ:

Desire: the passion and enthusiasm one has to live their lives for God

Knowledge: the information or “truth” one gains through diligent study, focus, and seeking out to learn more about God and His truths

The main question I have for you today; which one of these areas do you find yourself living with more and leaning towards in your daily life? Is it more desire, a fire to get up and get after it, or is it knowledge, spending more time in study and learning? Both aspects are greatly needed for our Christian lives but one by itself always turns out to be no good without the other. These two qualities are a tag team, they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Hold on, let’s look at this verse from Proverbs a little deeper.

It says here; “desire without knowledge is no good.” Why would that be? So often we can find ourselves running through this life with the idea of “faster is better,” because if you have more “desire” you’ll be able to get more done, serve the Lord even greater right? Not so fast!!!

Desire is great but still it needs it’s tag team partner of “knowledge.” And it says exactly why here in Proverbs, “how much more will hasty feet miss the way!” The word “hasty” is meaning; “done or acting with excessive speed or urgency, hurried.” If we go go go and don’t take a second to slow down, we can find our flame of desire that has been burning at all time high’s experiencing something called, “burnout.” Have you ever heard a sermon or went to a camp, conference, those unbelievable moments of experiencing a spiritual high where you are on the mountain top and so fired up to go and serve the Lord with all you have? Yeah, I’ve experienced those moments too but how does long does that fire keep burning? Usually, not too long because there is no fuel to keep the fire going.

That’s where knowledge comes in, knowledge is the fuel to keep our desire fires burning at a high level. Knowledge is found when we step back to reflect, spend time with God in His Word and in prayer. In those moments when we seek God, His Word and presence brings knowledge to our lives, truth-filled knowledge about who He is, how He feels about us, truth that fills us up when we reach those burnout moments when our desire is getting weak.

Knowledge is like throwing kerosene on the fire that your desire has produced, when we find ourselves in moments where we want to give up, we’re too tired, we don’t see why the daily battle is worth it. SEEK KNOWLEDGE from the Lord. He provides for us truth that gives us all we need to battle against the weakness we face, it shows us that the purpose and calling God has given us is worth it. Knowledge is the fuel to keep your desire fire burning!

We can take off running the race God has set before us with all the desire in the world but without knowledge, God’s truth, we can find ourselves running in the wrong direction all too often. Knowledge of God directs us and keeps our eyes in the right direction to make an even bigger impact for His Kingdom than we could ever do without Him!!!! Seek the balance of desire and knowledge today, just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it never gets old, only better and better!!!!

Here’s an example of how truth-filled knowledge of God’s Word can reignite the flame of desire that may be running low in your life.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ‘ -Galatians 6:9

DON’T GIVE UP!!! KEEP PUSHING FORWARD AND SEEKING GOD DAILY!!! YOU MAY NOT SEE IT NOW, BUT IF YOU DON’T GIVE UP AND KEEP DOING WHAT IS GOOD, THE HARVEST WILL COME!!!!

Gospel Challenge: 7 Day Guide

God Gold of the day

7 Day Gospel Challenge

GOAL: Ask this question to yourself daily for 1 week. Remember, your answer is personal, not just what the gospel means, but what it means for YOU.

“To progress is always to begin again.” -Martin Luther

Day 1: What does the Gospel mean to *me?

Day 2: What does the Gospel mean to *me?

Day 3: What does the gospel mean to *me?

Day 4: What does the gospel mean to *me?

Day 5: What does the gospel mean to *me?

Day 6: What does the gospel mean to *me?

Day 7: What does the gospel mean to *me?

Gospel Truth Scipture (if needed): -Romans ch.3; ch.5; 6:10-11, 6:23, ch. 8, 12:3-21; 15:1-7/ John 1:10-13; 3:16-21; 13:20/ Ephesians 1:3-14; 2:1-10/ 2 Cor. 1:3-7; ch.4; 5:11-21/ Galatians 2:15-20; ch.5/ Philippians 1:19-30; 2:1-18/ Just a few verses of many that can be found! Open up God’s Word and enjoy!

Gospel Challenge: What the Gospel do?

God Gold of the day

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:57‬ ‭