August 17, 2017
The pathway of blessing between God and man is a two-way street: People who are blessed by God are to bless God in return. When GOD BLESSES US, He empowers us to succeed, or He abundantly supplies us with resources. When WE BLESS GOD, we honor Him with lavish thanksgiving, praise and worship. In 1 Chronicles 29:20, David told the people, “Now bless the LORD your God. So all the assembly blessed the LORD…and bowed their heads and prostrated themselves before the LORD…” LORD, You have blessed me over and over; prompt me to bless You more and more.
August 2, 2017
Often when the body thirsts we give it artificial drinks instead of water, the natural desire of the body. Similarly, when the soul thirsts, we may give it liquor, drug, sex, sports, entertainment or some other form of fleeting pleasure. But these substitutes will never satisfy the soul for long. What the soul hungers for is worship of our Maker, meditation on His words, hearing His voice, feeling His touch. “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God” (Psalms 42:2 NKJV)? Feed your soul living water, God’s presence; you will be filled and deeply satisfied!