“God is the only one with an eternal supply of everything we need. It was a wise move on the widow’s part to entrust herself completely to God because by transferring what could not sustain her in the long term into the hands of Jehovah Jireh (the God who provides), her little became much. Her meager resources became consecrated when she connected them to God, and He could now take over the full responsibility of providing for her. God could now also greatly multiply what she had entrusted to Him because God responds to our faith with extravagant blessings in extraordinary ways. He blesses us back with far more than we can ever give to Him, and the most important lesson to draw from this woman’s example is this: rich or poor, those who love truly are generous givers!
At this point, we need to take a deep breath and remind ourselves that we don’t need to depend solely on our own willpower or determination to love or please God in any way. All our help comes from the Lord, and every new move of God begins with God. If we simplify our lives and yield ourselves to God, then we allow Him to accomplish His purpose in and through us. We can do nothing solely with our own strength; we need to align ourselves with God’s word. We learned earlier that we cannot genuinely learn to love others without first receiving love from God:
“My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” (Ps. 121:2, NLT).
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Cor. 13:14, NLT).”
Remember recipes are for sharing, so please pass this page link on to encourage someone today. Here is another new recipe to share with you. As long as you’ll put up with something it will not change. So take positive action to change “it” today (whatever “it” may be) and the situation will change. Remember “failure is closer to success than inaction”. Earl E. Bakken. So make a start and make it happen this year. God bless you and happy new day!
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think…” Romans 12:2 (NLT).
The world is becoming a very dark place, but this is not at all a surprise to God. When the newscasts are filled with violence and despair, we must not lose hope. Keep moving forward despite all of the adversities. We must not fall apart because the world is. My team and I are praying for you. Rediscover the joy of God’s presence through worship. Listen to “All will be well” at: http://www.bukkymusic.com.
“Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the LORD rises and appears over you” Isaiah 60:2 (NLT).
Music and laughter filled the air at the recent book signing luncheon held to celebrate the release of “Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-The-Top Mega Love”, the new book by author Bukky Agboola. Marked with great food and friends reminiscing about God’s faithfulness and love, the luncheon brought together a diverse group of people. Proceeds afterwards went to support a nonprofit organization set up to assist victims of terrorism and violence in the Northern parts of Nigeria.
A very happy new year from all of us at bukkymusic.com.
With the New Year comes new resolutions but big exciting goals aren’t reached all at once. They’re accomplished through a series of small steps, and each of those steps is a small triumph worth celebrating. So this new year give yourself many new reasons to celebrate the happy new you!
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV).
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136: 1-3 (NLT).