Daily Devotional for Sunday January 18, 2015
Are You Robbing God
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what are your thoughts on the "blood moons," and is there really going to be a cataclysmic event in Israel as several well known pastors are saying will occur because of this?
ANSWER: Last year, I did a full Daily Devotional on this issue, here is the link: ( http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=5536 ). The "blood moons" is a wonderful cosmic sight but nothing more. Of course, those who have compromised themselves hyping this cosmic event as something more that that, will claim any big event in Israel over the next two years is because of the "blood moon." In fact, there are ALWAYS big events occurring in Israel and the "blood moons" is simply the latest Y2K, Jesus is returning on this date, hype for those who promote it to sell books and DVDs. Please READ the Daily Devotional on this issue to educate yourself and not fall for the hype!
Are you robbing God??? Those who have put their faith in Christ, and accepted God's free gift of everlasting life, understand that God has given His very best in offering Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. He gave it all in order that we would have a way to be reconciled back to our creator and live for eternity with Him. God gave His very best, but do we give our very best to Him each day?
The priests in the Old Testament were often guilty of offering up to God during their sacrifices, the worst crops, the worst animals, the bare minimum they could. How often are we guilty of the same behavior. Today, we don't follow the Old Testament laws, but our daily sacrifice is our lives . . . our time . . . our talents. How many days do we do the minimal amount for God, giving Him less than our best????
All I am trying to do is to get you to realize that God has done so much for us, and we get comfortable doing the least amount for Him in return. We grudgingly go to church to be fed spiritually, we complain about giving to those causes which God is using to bless people, we hesitate to volunteer our precious time to help others. We live our lives in a way to give God as little as possible.
Pray today, that you might begin to give God your very best. He has blessed many of you with incredible talents to do many things. Don't hoard those talents for your own benefit, but use those talents for the benefit of the Kingdom. He hasn't blessed you so you can hold onto those blessings, but that you might, in return, bless others. Give God your very best today.
I love you and care about you so much. I will be praying for you. Praying that you will spend a few minutes giving thought to how much more you could and should be giving God. He gave His very best for you, is it to much to ask for you to give your very best to Him? Trust me, you can't outgive God. The more you give, the more you receive. Don't hold back, don't hang on, God gave it to you so that you could use it to give to others. After all, when this life is over, the only thing any believer should want to hear is, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant!"
May His richest blessings be with you today. I will be praying for you to open up and give your very best to God today and every day!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,