DEVOTIONS AND SERMONS

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What People Want And How God Has Promised To Give
 

Every new year all of us would make resolutions and most of us would break it within a week. This also has become a tradition (good tradition?). But our God has promised to give everyone everything even before we ask according to His will because we are His Children, His creation. What are some things that people like to have today?

1. Spiritual Fitness

Proverbs 3:1-2
1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.


Let us keep Gods commands in our hearts. Let us check whether our convictions are based on Scriptures or just peoples logics. Those who don't read the Bible regularly will have their own convictions which may not be in line with the Scriptures.

2. Personal Fitness

Proverbs 3:3-4
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.


Let us show love and be faithful.

John 14:23
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Matthew 5:37
Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

3. Mental Fitness

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.


Let us put our trust in the Lord. Not according to our understanding but completely trust. Joshua has to trust completely to go around Jericho 7 days. Joshua has to convince Israelites that this is the plan of God and let us trust God.

4. Physical Fitness

Proverbs 3:7-8
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.


Let us fear the Lord and shun evil. Being wise in our own eyes can lead to sickness!!

5. Financial Fitness

Proverbs 3:9-10
9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.


Let us give our contributions. Let us not expect people to remind about giving contributions. Let us use your wealth to win people for God.

Matthew 25:40
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'