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September 21st 2018 – Ones Motives, Why?

“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God. ” (1 Corinthians 4:5)

We may be able to evaluate what people do, but we cannot evaluate the motive of why they do it. Only God can.

Some believers give up certain pleasures and activities because they don’t want it to interfere with their spiritual lives . Someone might look at them and say’ “They missed out big time!”

Or, when someone with leaves a promising career decides instead to go to into fulltime ministry, someone might say, “Are they nuts, that don’t pay squat!”

Still others will decide to simply live for themselves and do whatever they want to do with their lives. And then God may ask you, “I gave you life, what did you do with it?”

Let’s not be so quick to judge another person’s heart. We can’t see his or her heart. Rather, let’s judge our own hearts and why we do things. The apostle Paul wrote to the believers at Corinth, “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God” (1 Corinthians 4:5).

I think that one day, the people who took the time for God’s Word, for worship, and for serving the Lord will be glad they did. And I also think the people who didn’t take time for those things, will realize how much they wish they had with their lives.

It has been said, “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do. And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.”

“We can’t change the past. But we can decide what we are going to do in the present and how we are going to live in the future.”

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving me enough to sacrifice Your Son to be able to wash away my sins so that I would have the opportunity to have a relationship with You. Thank you for Your Word that shows me the way to live a Christ centered life. Thank you for Your Spirit that allows me to live a life where I can make a choice to share what You did for me to a lost and dying world. Please help me to continually examine my life and make sure I am not neglecting the areas where I could do something to glorify You Lord. Please give me daily courage and strengh. Continue to shape me more into the image of Your Son so that I may help others as You did me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Rob Lavallee

Scriptural Seeds Ministries

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May 16th 2018 – Have Faith In The Small Things Too

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” (James 4:10)

Saul was helping his father when he walked smack-dab into the perfect will of God. In his search for some lost donkeys, Saul was directed to the area where the prophet Samuel lived. When Samuel laid eyes on Saul, the Lord told him that Saul was the one He had chosen to be king over Israel.

Then the Bible tells us that “Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: ‘Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over His inheritance?’ ” (1 Samuel 10:1)

The Spirit of God came upon Saul, and he prophesied with the prophets, which means that God spoke through Saul. We are also told that God gave him a new heart.

Then came a test in Saul’s life. Some questioned the choice of Saul as king. But Saul ignored them and just went about his business. After Samuel had anointed Saul as king, the Lord had not told him to do anything in particular. And to his credit, Saul went back to his responsibilities, which included plowing a field.

Often you will find that when you are engaged in task for the Lord, He will tell you what the next thing is. Saul was faithful in the little things, and God opened a great door for him.

If you want to be used by God, if you feel that one day the Lord might want you to be in ministry somewhere, then here is my advice for you: Be faithful in little things. Do what you can do. Don’t always look for the big things to do, because in the process of the little things God might surprise you by opening a great door for you.

“God says that if you will be faithful in the little things, then He will give you other things to do.”

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I am grateful that You are the Rock that I can stand on. Your always ever present in my times of need. Lord, in those times I feel that I am only doing small insignificant things for you, remind me of Your faithfulness and love for me, and that even in the small things You are at work. May Your Spirit lead me to draw close to You and trust in extreme ways. Help me to always choose Your Word over my feelings. I choose to have faith and trust in You. Help me to grow in wisdom and to be intentional with my life. Give me opportunities to step out in boldness to love, give and share my faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Rob Lavallee

Scriptural Seeds Ministries

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