6/28/19     (Across my desk today.)

Today’s Scripture
“…the appetite of the diligent is abundantly supplied.”  (Proverbs 13:4, AMPC)

The Reward of Diligence
God longs to pour out His favor and blessing on you. He longs to show you His goodness and provision. He promises to do His part, but you have to do your part. You have to be diligent. First of all, be diligent in seeking His ways and following His commands. Then, be diligent with what you have in your hand, with your time and resources. In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a parable about three men whose employer entrusted them with some money called talents. Two of the men were diligent and invested the talents and received a great return. The third man was afraid and buried what he was given. The first two men were rewarded and praised for their diligence while the third man was rebuked. Follow the example of the first two men and look for ways to be diligent with what you have in your hand. Whatever you do, do it with excellence. Be the best you can be and go the extra mile even when you think it goes unnoticed. Understand that when people don’t notice, God notices and promises to reward the appetite of the diligent.

A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank You for Your favor and blessing on my life. Today I choose to be diligent. I choose to live in excellence and do everything to the best of my ability. I give You all the glory in Jesus name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
Except for when choosing not to eat, My Heavenly Father has always provided.  And except for the Army I have always been warm, dry and safe at night.  Just like HE promised:  Phil. 4:18-20
  “ But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

My Great Grandfather was a Kentucky farmer but had a great deal of faith in God.  He owned, a 100 acre dry hillbilly farm which had to have rain at the proper times to yield a crop.  But in growing up on the farm during the Great Depression there was never any lack at all.  Never ever went to bed hungry.  On our front gate posts was written in big stone lettering, “In God We Trust” one one side and “Frank A. Peffer” on the other.  He never went into debt.  He did not trust paper money or banks and had his savings in coins in an old safe on the farm when the depression hit and the Banks closed in 1932.   Several times I have been broke when young, by being stupid and lost everything.   But even then,  I was always able to feed my family of 9.  Our Heavenly Father is really good about this unless we are really stupid with expensive flesh desires, gambling,  cars,  toys,  drugs or such.  Credit Card debt, can really drain you dry.

So if you are financially having a difficult time it would be good to take inventory as to the difference between needs and wants, and on buying now and paying later or living within your means.  And of course, to be thankful for even being alive and having the wonderful opportunity to learn to join with our Creator for all of Eternity.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><
(House Church tomorrow evening 6 PM:  85-4554 Mamalahoa Hwy.  Capt. Cook, HI 96704 )

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