GOD WILL TURN YOUR LESS INTO EXCESS

One of the prophecies God spoke to Israel through the mouth of Moses was that if the people were obedient and kept trusting God in hard times, God would see to it that restoration hovered over their storehouse.

Deu 28:1-2  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God

God was preparing His people to not be moved by circumstances that didn’t seem to be going as they wanted. He wanted them to know that no matter what, even when resources were lean or hard to find, that if they were obedient and trusted Him, He would see to it that blessings would increase and overtake them.

Deu 28:12-13  Jehovah shall open to you His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand. And you shall loan to many nations, and you shall not borrow. And Jehovah shall make you the head, and not the tail. And you shall be always above, and you shall not be beneath, if you listen to the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I command you today, to observe and to do them. 

Same God back then, same God right now!  HE DOES NOT CHANGE. 

I want to pour excess into your life even when it seems that there is not enough provision to go around. Precious One, all you must do is obedient and trust Me to do what I said I would do.  Watch Me bring an increase where there has been a shortage in your life.  The very places where you feel like you barely have enough to get by; I will more than supply, You will see that shortage suddenly overflowing with an abundance of blessings.  There will be no lack.

Expect Me to do it! In the middle of the shortage, watch My glorious power will move upon your situation. Stop expecting lack, when you serve a Mighty God.  You serve a God who is more than enough. I am JehovahJireh; I will provide. Therefore, expect to see this kind of outpouring because I am the One who turns shortage into excess. Expect Me to do it.

Gen. 22:14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh:

Deu 8:18  But you shall remember Jehovah your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, so that He may confirm His covenant which He has sworn to your fathers, as it is today. 

Be obedient and trust in Me. Call those things that be not as though they were. Expect Me to bless where there has been less. Be obedient and expect your storehouses to overflow. I am the God of excess in times of shortage, and I will do exceeding abundantly more than you can imagine.

READ AND MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:

Mat 21:21-22  Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 

Joh. 14:14  If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.

Eph. 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 

1Th. 5:24  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

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NASB ADVENTURE BIBLE REVIEW

I received a complimentary copy of the NASB Adventure Bible as a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid in exchange for an honest review of this Bible. [#BibleGatewayPartner]

The NASB Adventure Bible is a fantastic Bible for helping answer the many questions kids have about the Bible and for inspiring a genuine interest to learn about scripture.

I am impressed with all this kid’s Bible has to offer. It begins with a wonderful explanation [in color] for the children on how to use it, then it explains to them where to find key items and what they are, such as book name, chapter, section headers, verse numbers, and footnotes; which is incredibly helpful for any new Bible reader!

The very next page is one that I love and it’s a question about “How to know you are a Christian?” This is such a wonderful explanation that is written at a level children and will be able to easily grasp. It tells them to follow the ABC’S – A – Admit, B – Believe, C- Confess, and with the ABC’s they include scriptures for them to read. Considering who this Bible is for it is perfectly simple yet concise.

Moving on, there are so many incredible resources within the pages of this Bible while still maintaining the focus on the Word itself and helping guide kids through the Bible. I am truly pleased with the balance they present with the helpful explanations that are not overly worded risking losing kid’s attention, and the brief articles scattered throughout.

Some of the special features are, “Words to Treasure,” which highlights key verses throughout the scripture. “Did you know?” which offers interesting facts. While, “Life in Bible Times,” gives information about what it was like to live during the times of scripture. Many other perks are included that will be sure to grab kid’s attention. All of these things are colorfully illustrated and are done in the jungle theme that runs throughout the Bible.

Overall I am incredibly impressed with this Bible. I can’t say that enough, to be honest. It feels like a Bible geared for older readers but designed with kids in mind to help encourage, inspire and motivate them to read scripture, understand it, and apply it early in their lives. I am impressed that this children’s Bible has the words of Jesus in red. The only negative is the small print. It could have been just a little larger.

Do I recommend the NASB Adventure Bible?  Yes.  There is no doubt that your child will love this Bible.

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THIS TRIAL THAT YOU’RE FACING

I know you are going through a lot right now. Yes, times are difficult, but you will learn and gain so much by not giving up on Me. I know the thoughts that are going through your mind. You are desperately trying to find a solution to your problems. Your mind is running to and fro thinking that you need to do something right now. Please let go of those thoughts.

The challenge that is before you is one that I have allowed. Yes, I have allowed this challenge to come to you, just as I did with Job. Right now, it seems difficult and may look like there is no way out.  However, if you endure to the end, you will see that this trial will lead you to the blessing that is waiting for you.

My child, find a way to bring peace to your spirit so you can hear Me clearly; reading more of My word will help you. Allow My words to saturate your spirit, and you will be able to make it through this current challenge, My words need to be rooted and grounded in your spirit. Lean on Me and you will be amazed as I turn around this trial that you’re facing.

Read and Meditate on My Word

Job 1:6-8 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.  And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Job 42:12  So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning:

1Co 10:13  No temptation has taken you but what is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but with the temptation also will make a way to escape, so that you may be able to bear it. 

1Pe 4:12-13  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 

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EVERYTHING YOU GO THROUGH HAS A PURPOSE

Have you ever wondered why I allow My own to go through difficulties that force them to put their faith and trust in Me?  Have you ever wondered why I don’t just make it easy for you?  At times, you will experience bad situations and difficulties. However, you must trust and know that I already have a plan in place to deliver you from them and to bring much glory to My name in the process.

Everything you go through has a purpose.  My child, I want you to experience My faithfulness personally.  I want you to see My mighty deliverance in your life first-hand so that you know deep within yourself that I am faithful. This will cause your faith to grow when you experience My faithfulness in your own difficult situations. I want your faith to grow strong so that I can begin to send you to do the impossible with Me. 

I desire to work mighty wonders through you. I desire to glorify My name in your life.  I desire to do the same works through you that I did through My disciples when they walked on this earth.  I want you to know My faithfulness so that you can step out into My glory, and see My power and My anointing operate in your life.

You can trust Me, child of Mine, for I will not abandon you in your difficulty.  I will bring you through your trials and tribulations, and I will work My glory in your life. I am faithful.  So, look to Me with eyes that are open to My truth.  Have faith in Me, and know that I am faithful.  I will deliver you from your bondage, just as I delivered Israel from Egypt.

Read and Meditate on My Word

Ecc. 3:1 To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Rom 8:16-18  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 

Rom. 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

2Co 4:17  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

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THE BEAUTIFUL WORD COLORING BIBLE REVIEW

I received this Bible for free as a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid, #BibleGatewayPartner, and was asked to provide a review.

It’s a BEAUTIFUL BIBLE!!! Beautifully designed pages to encourage the reader—

When I received the Bible I knew that I had to ask 12 year old granddaughter to try it out. Here are her comments:

She loves her new Beautiful Word Coloring Bible! She loves the beautiful floral cover and ribbon page holder. The stickers are great, and she loves that it came with coloring pencils. She is excited to be able to color in the Bible and make it her own! She likes that there’s an area to take notes on each page, and how many pretty, scripture pictures there are to color! She’s decided to take it with her when she travels to dance at her Christian recitals.

My thoughts

Great quality but the text and color pages are small. Sturdy cover, thin but durable pages. Paired it with a nice set of Twistable Crayola Colored pencils. I think this Bible is good for girls who love to be creative or have wanted to get into Bible journaling. This Bible gives them great starting point to explore this type of creativity.

I love how it allows them draw closer to God through His Word but also encourages them to be creative. There are all kinds of illustrations throughout the Bible. Some of them take up full pages that they can color, and some are only in the margins. It has plenty of margin space for them write notes or create their own designs.

As stated my granddaughter loves her new bible. She’s already colored some of the pages. Helps her to remember bible verses & teaching her how to take notes in it too. Helps her “meditate on the Word” while she colors. I love that it fills her mind with positive Truth. She has truly made it her own with being able to color throughout it.

The print could have been larger, and it would have been great to have the words of Christ in red but other than that I love it and so does my granddaughter. I would recommend it to those with daughters that love to be artsy with markers/colored pencils etc.

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