ARE YOU "RICHER THAN A MILLIONAIRE"? (Lenten 18)
Over 150 years ago 2 gold prospectors stumbled on a piece of gold just 3cm. below the surface, it weighed over 97kg., it would be valued today at over US$3.4 million dollars. I can see these 2 men jumping and dancing for joy, they were going to be permanently rich for the rest of their lives.
I am reminded today of Psalm 119:162 NLT “I rejoice in your word like one who finds a great treasure”.
PASSION Your promises are the source of my bubbling joy; the revelation of your Word thrills me.
MESSAGE I’m ecstatic over what you say, like one who strikes it rich.
As Lent is a time of REFLECTION, let us consider the Psalmist’s words.
- How excited are we about the Word of God?
- Is our attitude “I simply can’t wait to read and meditate on the Word of God TODAY
- Do I expect to hear from God EVERY DAY when I spend time in the Word of God?
I have to be brutally honest with you today, and say, that is not always my experience, so I regularly pray “LORD INCREASE MY HUNGER FOR YOUR WORD”.\
If my love and appetite increases for the Word of God during this Lenten journey, then I am setting myself up, for real growth and development during this coming year.
I want to experience all that the Psalmist declares in Psalm 92: 12-15 KJV
The righteous shall FLOURISH like the palm tree:
he shall GROW like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those that be PLANTED in the house of the Lord
shall FLOURISH in the courts of our God.
They shall still bring forth FRUIT in old age;
they shall be FAT AND FLOURISHING;
To shew that the Lord is upright:
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
So may I encourage you with me to continue to pray LORD INCREASE MY HUNGER FOR YOUR WORD, and confess you are going to:
You will be PLANTED deeper in the local church
MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR SENIOR YEARS
YOU WILL BE SPIRITUALY FAT AND FLOURISHING
Will you constantly pray this prayer with me, I trust you will.