Saturday, November 2, 2013

Honor the Lord

“Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the first fruits of all your increase;”
                                                Proverbs 3:9

                What do your possessions reveal about you? More importantly, what do your possessions reveal about your relationship with God? Do your possessions honor Him? My guess would be that we all probably have something worthy of the trash can. We want to convince ourselves that some of our possessions are not that bad. I hear people talking all the time about not being able to sleep because they have watched a horror movie. That horror movie is NOT honoring God.  He does not give us the spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). Fear comes from Satan.
                We should honor God with our possessions. God blesses us with jobs (income), food, shelter, clothing, technology, etc.  Those things can be used to honor Him. Use your job and income to ministering tools. Talk to fellow workers about Christ. Honor God with your tithes and offerings, with the FIRST fruits of your increase.  If you have plenty of food, share with someone that doesn’t. Use your home as a place to teach your children about the love of Christ or hold Bible study. Honor God with your clothing. As Christians, we should not own shirts that have filthy pictures or words on them. If you have them, throw them away. Ladies, we should be modest in what we choose to wear.  Low cut shirts and short shorts/skirts are becoming the norm.
                One of the biggest areas of concern when it comes to honoring God with our possessions in today’s world is technology. What do you do with your computer, Internet, and cell phone? Ninety percent of Internet searches are for pornography. That is NOT honoring God! There are people bullied on social networking site every day.  Sexting is common among middle and high school students.  I do not think all technology is bad.  This website is a perfect example of using your possessions to honor God. I love that sermons from Awakening Life Church came be viewed all over the world at the click of a button because of technology.  
                Everything on Earth was given to us by God. Let us use what He has given us to Honor Him.
Written in service to my first love – Jesus Christ,
Kelli Porter


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2 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS DEVOTIONAL!!!! Every part is abousute truth!!!! Our preacher at Awakening Life rarely if ever preaches on tithing. Complaints would come tumbling down saying we are only out to get your money. I am treasurer of the Church so it is a subject that is very close to my heart. Church's have bills just like our homes. We are blessed to freely worship in America yet many times people come to church to recieve and not to give. The Bible says when we tithe HE will rebuke the devour for our sakes. That is amazing and I always think how could anyone of us afford not to tithe? God always provides but when so many people think my tithe won't matter, I am here to tell you it matters to God and it is needed at your church!!!! When everyone has the attitude of I can't afford to tithe then church bills suffer, spreading the Gospel gets put back until funds are available to mail Bibles so needed in Africa and Pastors who work so hard for Jesus and you are in jesporady of not getting paid :( Give your best to God!!! Jesus is coming soon!!! Tithe and let's spread the gospel of Christ to the world! Pamela Britt Malone

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