Where Do You Think It Came From?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

1 Chronicles 29:14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”

O-bservation:

Before David's death, he prepared the treasury of Israel to be able to fund the Temple his son Solomon would build. More than enough came in, and instead of gloating King David said, "Where Do You Think It Came From? Everything that we gave, You Lord, gave to us. Who are we? Without You we wouldn't have anything to give."

A-pplication:

This is a beautiful passage in the Bible because there was evidently great AWE among the People of Israel because of the massive offering that had been given. In the middle of the AWE, David basically said, "Where Do You Think It Came From?" Anytime you feel the urge to complain when it comes your time to be GENEROUS, just STOP! Then ask yourself the question, "Where Did That Come From?" Because, whenever we begin to complain about having to be GENEROUS, that's when the feeling of ... "I Did This" ... begins to set in. That was the hard lesson King Nebuchadnezzar had to learn. King David never had to learn that lesson. He knew, everything he had ... "Came From The Lord!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm far from being as good as King David, but I will say this ... I have NO doubt in my heart where my supply came from. You, Lord, are my source! Amen
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The Greatness Of Our God

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Psalm 89:8 Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.

O-bservation:

When you read the Psalms for very long, you will find that the author, King David, had three basic categories of discussion. First, his continual Thanksgiving and Gratefulness to God for everything the Lord had done for him. Second, David is regularly writing about his Enemies and asking God to deliver HIM or annihilate THEM. And third, David is awestruck by the Greatness of Our God. In this passage, King David again Acknowledges the GREATNESS of Jehovah! And then he says "Your Faithfulness surrounds You!"

A-pplication:

It's no wonder really, that David was so victorious over such a long period of time. He had his eyes and attention and loyalty so FIXED on The Almighty, that it was hard for David to linger on the strength of his enemies too long. There was a deep confidence and dependence on the fact that no matter how difficult the obstacle, God would remove it, or help David remove it. I suppose the question this AM is, what are we focusing our attention and concern on? If my obstacle becomes my object of continual attention, worry, concern, and lack of sleep over, then for sure that obstacle will in time find victory over me! On the other hand, if I set my focus and my attention on The Almighty, the obstacle in my life is diminished! Together, we would be wise this AM to set our focus on … "The Greatness Of Our God!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, You are TOO Great for me to interject some small obstacle in my path in order to suggest You are now facing a worthy opponent. I realize this AM that NOTHING can withstand Your Greatness! Amen
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