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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

January 28, 2017 DIFFERENT KIND OF RICHES

When we say a person is rich, we are usually speaking about the amount of money or things he or she has. However, there are ways we are truly blessed other than money. There are riches from God that are far greater than the worldly riches we seem to hear about every day. These riches from God are sometimes unseen unless we choose to follow and obey Him. These riches are internal and eternal rather than external and temporary. We may never understand God’s ways but His riches are available to all who choose to believe in Him.

SCRIPTURE:
Romans 11:33 "Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!" (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. List the types of riches you have.
2. Write down what godly riches you need.
3. Talk to God, read His word and seek His will.
4. Know His riches are great and should be shared with others.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we don't understand Your ways. However, we do have an opportunity to pray and read Your word every day. Don't let us go through life without getting to know You better. You have the riches we need in life. This world does not. Show us through Your word how we can gain true riches that will last forever. Help us to share what we learn with others so they will also know You and desire a relationship with You. In Jesus' name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
If we want eternal riches, we need to get into God's word.

Knowing God and having a personal relationship with Him will bring true riches.

Proverbs 22:4 "True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life." (NLT)

We may never understand God's ways but His riches are available to all who choose to believe in Him.

Choosing to do God's will over gaining worldly things will bring great wealth from Him.

FOCUS:
Proverbs 22:1 "Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold." (NLT)

The type of riches God wants us to strive for are the ones others can't see unless we get out into the world and share them.
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