Giving God Your Best

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.  James 1:17

We live in a world of plenty.  Sometimes we forget where those blessings come from and who they really belong to.  The following is a list of things we need to put first in our lives so we will always remember where our blessings come from.

First, give God the first hour of every day.  If we would begin our day with prayer and reading from the word of God it would make our day brighter and more productive.

Second, give God the first day of every week.  If we would devote ourselves to doing nothing except worship together, study the word together, fellowship together and rest on the first day of the week we would be healthier, happier and more spiritual through the rest of the week.

Third, give God the first portion of your pay.  If we could see the richness of giving to God first there would be more than enough money to do the Lord’s work at home and abroad.  And God will bless us more than we can ever imagine.

Fourth, give God first place in your heart.  Jesus said, But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man.  Matthew 15:18

Fifth, seek the help of God first in every decision you make.  Before you make a financial decision, a job decision, a major family decision, or a medical decision, ask for God’s help.

When we get to thinking...It’s my money, my car, my house, my time or my rights, we become selfish and greedy.  Nothing is mine, and nothing is yours.  Everything we have comes from God.  We are only stewards of all we have and all we are.

Jim Davis