February 11, 2024
Hebrews 11:6a NIV
And without faith, it is impossible to please God.
Sheep cannot rest if they are struggling with one of these four things: fear, hunger, friction, or predators.
Luke 11:2-4 NIV
"Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation."
Deuteronomy 8:3 NIV
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your father had known, to teach you man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
He wants us to learn dependence upon him.
II Chronicles 16:12 NIV
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians.
Proverbs 30:8b-9 NIV
"… give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God."
He wants us to be a family and to show our love for one another by being willing to sacrifice for each other.
II Corinthians 9:6 NIV
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Acts 4:32 NIV
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
"If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century." – Martin Luther King Jr. Letter From Birmingham Jail