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Do you steal from a king

Updated on December 5, 2012
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Who do you put first?

You are not your own. For you were bought at a price." 1 Corinthians 6:20 (New King James Version)

As Christians Jesus is our king. He bought us with His precious blood.

When we love anything above Jesus, we are allowing that to steal what is rightfully His.

Do you love your career so much that you have no time left to serve Christ? Do you love yourself more than Christ?

So instead of buying the latest fashion clothes do you give to the needy in His honour? Instead of eating out for lunch at work or school, do you brown bag it and give the excess money to charity? How about fasting once a week and the money you would have spent on food give to the food bank or soup kitchen. Instead of sitting at your computer and watching movies do you give your time as a volunteer?

God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Romans 12:6-7 New Living Translation

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) open my eyes to the wonderful gifts You have given me and the opportunities to use them to being the lost to You and to bring You glory. I ask in the name of Your greatest gift, Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good afternoon teaches.

      Yes we must be careful not to allow anything to seperate us from our time with God. When that happens it slowly seperates us farther and farther away from Him so subtly.

      May you always cherish your time with our beloved Father.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      You have challenged me to think about the amount of time I devote to serving God this month. With my busy work schedule, I know that I must make an effort to get up early to set aside time for devotion and meditation. God bless you.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good morning shofarcall.

      Yes some gifts come naturally and we are to generously share them.The gifts of the spirit come from the Holy Spirit and we must continually ask for them.

      Thank you for your kind praise.

      North Wind Yes it must always be Christ girst. others second and me last.

      May god bless you with the opportunities to abundantly share your gifts.

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      North Wind 

      5 years ago from The World (for now)

      Well said, teacherjoe,

      God must come first as Abraham showed when he was willing to give up Isaac. We must love Him most and seek Him constantly. He is worthy of our continuous affection.

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      shofarcall 

      5 years ago

      Hi teacherjoe52,

      Praise God that through your ministry this has again been brought to my attention. The gifts and using them well! And not stealing from our King!!

      There is usually 1 or more of the gifts that come naturally to us.

      Some that may not come as easily, like kindness, service, giving and encouragement are all qualities we can make a decision, in Jesus, to improve on, bit by bit, and watch our own and others lives be enriched by His love.

      So many of us have so much more than we need, including myself.

      Jesus, help us to share of what you have gifted to us. It is your storehouse. Let our eyes be open wide to those whose need is greater than our own and to give freely. Amen

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