DIG for Tuesday the 16th of August…..quality not just quantity…..John 10 v 10

When I think about the word abundance I normally think about quantity.

If we say a certain thing is in abundance we usually mean there is lots of it.

As we were discussing in our Bible study last week when we seen the word abundance in the Bible it also means quality.

Jesus came to bring us life and life in abundance; this life Jesus brings involves quality as well as quantity.

Through the finished work of Jesus Christ God has provide all we need and all that He has provided is good.

God only gives us good things; this is His nature (James 1 v 17).

Quality and quantity, that is what the Lord wants to give us.

He wants us to have health in quality and quantity and he wants us to have prosperity in quality and quantity (3 John 2).

Abundance is a wonderful word and a word that describes what God has for you.

Abundance, quality and quantity, is what Jesus died to give you, to give every single one of us.

And all we need to do is believe and receive!

I love giving good things to my family, think how much more God loves to give good things to us.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you want the best for me and thank you that the best has been provided through the finished work of Jesus Christ”.

John 10 v 10…..The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly

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DIG for Monday the 15th of August…..we should be consulting the Lord yet again…..1 Samuel 23 v 3

At church recently I’ve been looking at the life of David, seeing what we can take and use in our lives today.

What I‘ve found and taught on has not exactly been ‘rocket science’ though; the lessons to be honest have been pretty obvious.

Take this one from the start of 1 Samuel 23 for example.

When David was in trouble and had to make a decision he consulted the Lord.

He brought what he though he should do and asked the Lord for advice.

And once he checked and heard from the Lord he obeyed.

This is a lesson we all need to learn!

As I said it is not a deep theological lesson, it is a pretty obvious thing that we should all know.

The Word is not difficult; it is pretty simple to understand.

The other important point to take from this verse is that David was obviously going to the Lord again and again; the Word says ‘yet again’.

This implies he sought the advice of the Lord many, many times, and this is what we should mirror in our lives.

He knows best, we do not.

Take my advice and learn from the life of David; if you have a decision to make ask the Lord for his advice.

And then when you hear back do what He says!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you are interested in our lives and ready and willing to give us your advice”.

1 Samuel 23 v 4…..And David inquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah: for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand