June 3 2 Corinthians 8:7
7 Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us —I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.
Giving is a faith act. We give all that we have to Jesus. He makes sure we have what we need. He gives us peace and joy. Then He enables us to walk in the way of His wisdom and knowledge. Give your life to Jesus and He will train you up in the way you should go.
June 2 2 Corinthians 8:1-3
1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia.2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will.
Troubles are always with us but the opportunity to give often is greatest when we think we have the least. Give your money of course, but also lend a hand, encourage the hurting and downtrodden, help the homeless, befriend an enemy, forgive a hurt, and always be willing to go the extra mile. Do the next right thing. Jesus is Lord.
June 1 2 Chronicles 31:11-12
11 Hezekiah ordered that storerooms be prepared in the Temple of the LORD . When this was done,12 the people faithfully brought all the gifts, tithes, and other items dedicated for use in the Temple. Conaniah the Levite was put in charge, assisted by his brother Shimei.
We are first and foremost accountable to the Lord. These Levites were. They did their work as unto the Lord. Please note that as a Christian your accountability partner is Jesus. Come Lord Jesus today.
May 31 Romans 12:12
12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying.
Hope changes everything. We know in whom we have placed our hope and Jesus never fails. We believe Christ has brought salvation to us and we will never be at the mercy of the world. Christ is king and He brings us everything we need to lead an eternal life.
May 30 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will. 4 They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem. 5They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.
Joy is the result of Christ in our life. When we are in intimate relationship with Jesus we will have peace and joy because He gives that to us. When you are hurting and life has you down claim Christ and His presence in your life. He will walk with you through the trial and He will give you His peace and joy. Joy comes from Jesus.
May 29 1 Timothy 1:17
17 All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.
Our Eternal God is present. He knows us and everything that happens to us. Nothing is out of His sight. Tell Him your concerns. He already knows them and He wants to guide with wisdom and knowledge but we must ask and invite Him into our life. Our journey is to discipline. Obedience is the call. Let Jesus have your attention and He will go with you as you face the daily grind of your life. Chaos is the norm in life but Jesus gives us peace. He is Lord.
May 28 1 Timothy 1:15
15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all.
The worst sinner that you know is you. No one knows your heart but does. Our sin is horrible. Everyone of us has a thought life that is exceedingly embarrassing. We hate, we covet, we are selfish and the Lord still loves us. Oh Lord thank you for saving me a sinner.
May 27 1 Timothy 1:13
13even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief.
God has great mercy on us. We deserve punishment. He cares for us with a love that far exceeds our sin. Every day we do things that we don’t realize is sin and so many times we do things we know are sin and don’t care and God has mercy upon us. Get an attitude of gratitude for our loving Lord has great mercy upon us.
May 26 1 Timothy 1:12
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him,
We are to develop an attitude of gratitude. Everything we have comes from the Lord and He created us and gave us life. Be about the Master’s business-be trustworthy and faithful to do what the Lord calls you to do.
May 25 1 Timothy 1:5
5 The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.
We are filled with a lot of things but few of us are filled with love. We hate. We hurt. We fear. Jesus calls us to be filled with love then do! Turn you heart and mind towards Jesus and He will fill you with love.