Category Archives: Devos

Generosity… God’s grace poured out through us to others!

GenerosityGenerosity… Look it up in the dictionary and read the definition and description that is found there. I’ll bet it’s not the same kind of generosity found in 2 Corinthians 8:1-7!

Here’s the description of generosity that passage gives us…

“We want you to know about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia. In a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints — and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us. Accordingly… as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also” (From 2 Corinthians 8:1–7 ESV)

So after I read that remarkable passage during my time of “coffee with the Lord” this morning I wrote down this personal definition and description in my journal… “Generosity – An act of the lavish grace of God poured out selflessly though His people even in the face of their personal poverty. He provides and we share what He gives us with others who are in need, freely.”

Oh, let me tell you, I want that quality of His grace to pour out through me to others!!!

Studying the Great “Hallelujah Psalms” of Scripture…

HALLELUYAH HEBREW ENGLISH

It begins next Sunday, May 12… 6 weeks studying the great “Hallelujah Psalms of Scripture” each Sunday in Truth Seekers class at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, TX.!!! You won’t want to miss it!!! The study will be led by “Your’s Truly” The time and place? After the early service (about 10:45 a.m.) in the Heritage Room at Trinity. Hey, great fellowship, tasty refreshments, and soul-building Bible study! Want to get started early? … read and reflect on Psalm 135!

Precious Lord take my hand!

Father holding a child's handWhat picture comes to your mind when you read this brief passage in the Bible?

It doesn’t matter what comes my way Lord “…I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand! You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.  Whom have I in heaven but You? And on earth there is nothing I desire besides you!!  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever!” (Psalm 73:23–26 NIV)

I’ll tell you what I saw this morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” – I saw a small child being led through life holding the mighty hand of a loving Heavenly Father!  I’ve got to tell you, as a “child of God” I’m very grateful for my Heavenly Father!  Aren’t you?

As I reflected on that image, the words of this old gospel song came to mind (and sung by none other than Jim Reeves!)…

“Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

“When my way grows drear, precious Lord linger near
When my light is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

“When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

“Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home”

Songwriters: Thomas A. Dorsey

Take My Hand Precious Lord lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNrVed6dP6s

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