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SKITTLES, Part 4- Who's On First?

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Key Thought- The rest of your life can be the best of your life if you put God first in your life!
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness (live righteously), and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

I WILL GIVE GOD MY 1ST AND MY BEST SO HE CAN BLESS THE REST.
Read 1 Kings 17:1-16- Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath
Thought- God always gives a plan & if you work the plan you get the miracle (vs. 8-12)
Thought- God's plan won't always be logical, but it will be possible. If you do what is possible, God will do what is impossible. (vs. 13-16)

TIME- Exodus 20:8, Psalm 92:13, Luke 5:16
Example- Giant Sequoia trees toppled over a few years ago, partially because of people walking over their roots. The thought is that people walk through our lives and it has an effect on us. We need to honor the sabbath weekly & spend time with God daily to keep strong roots in our faith.
TONGUE (Words)- “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” Hebrews 13:15 *see Proverbs 18:21 (NCV)
TALENT- Ephesians 6:7, Philippians 2:1-5, Ephesians 4:7
TREASURE-
Key Principle: Money is not a financial issue, it’s a SPIRITUAL issue.
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." Matthew 6:24

GOD'S 'ILLOGICAL, BUT POSSIBLE' FINANCIAL PLAN FOR YOUR PROVISION (see Luke 16:10-11)

What most people do:
1. Earn it 2. Enjoy it 3. Repay it (past) 4. Save it (future) 5. Give it (eternal)
The order God blesses:
1. EARN it- “... Anyone who refuses to work should not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NCV)
2. GIVE it- “Honor the Lord by giving Him the first part of all your income, and He will fill your barns... to overflow!” Pr. 3:9-10 (LB)

-Tithing provides for God’s work through His church. “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.” Malachi 3:10a
-Tithing teaches me to put God first in my life. “The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.” Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB
-Tithing increases my faith in God. ‘Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.’ Malachi 3:10b

3. SAVE it-
“The wise man saves for the future . . . “ Pr. 21:20a (LB)
4. REPAY it- “The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;” Psalm 37:21
5. ENJOY it- “Be content with what you have . . . “ Heb. 13:5 (NIV)

Reasons that you may not be blessed right now:
Wrong Motives- James 4:3, Hidden Sin- Proverbs 28:13, Growing Season-Galatians 6:8-9

My Prayer For You Today- Whatever you do, “ ...please don't squander one bit of this marvelous life God has given us.” 2 Cor 6:1 (MSG)

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