Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 2-27-18

February 27, 2018

Hebrews 11:1-3 New Living Translation (NLT)

It is our faith that rises like a sweet smelling fragrance before the Lord; our faith pleases the heart of God because it acknowledges the Lord as Source.  When we come to God with faith believing that he desires to bless us as his children; he is a proud Abba.  We all think we know what will make us happy or fulfilled as we pray and petition God, but sometimes we are looking at things from a very shallow perspective and unable to see the greater options.  That is why we come by faith to the throne of God.  He knows us and He knows our needs.  God knows your needs, today.

One thing we must all keep in mind, the rewards and treasures God imparts to us may not always be what we are looking for in the beginning nor recognize as such when they arrive.  Those spiritual blessings will, however, be the very things we are the most grateful for as time goes on.  God knows how to give good gifts to his children; they are always eternally connected to the inheritance of Christ the Anointed One. Put your faith out for the Lord and expect him to bless you because of Jesus!  Be an example of great faith by believing for God to meet every need in your life.

Hebrews 11:1-3 Great Examples of Faith

11 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.

3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for the many blessings I am aware you have imparted to me.  Thank you, as well, for the many blessings that I have received but as yet I do not see or understand.  In Jesus’ name  Amen.

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