Our church participates in 21 days prayer and fasting which will start a week. Pastor reminded us that God still works, so get ready for 21.
God calls us to righteousness not justice. He expects us to do the right things. He doesn’t ask us,
God tells us.
V2 When you give to the needy (alms)…
V5 -7 When you pray…
V 16 When you fast…
V19-21 where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
God does things in His timing. He rewards obedience.
Giving to others in need puts money in its place. Our heart goes where we spend time or invest.
Pray in secret place. Public spiritually is an offshoot of private spiritual life. Prayer is a conversation with God. Simplicity is recommended.
V9 Jesus gave us the model prayer, The Lord’s Prayer. Prayer aligns us in God's will in mercy and grace. Pray puts our will in place with His Will.
Fasting is giving up food. Fasting puts flesh in place. Be mindful when you are fasting to invest the time in the Kingdom – read and study scripture, listen to praise and worship. Fasting is the intentional practice of acknowledging our weaknesses and relying upon God's grace.
Consider your time, talent, and treasure. We are made to give from our overflow so we must be filled spiritually to do this. Psalm 23:5 …my cup overflows.
I found this video song to fit today’s message. Walk With Jesus.
Matthew 6:19-21 ESV
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Lord, help me each day to follow your command to Seek You First.