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The first fruits

The first fruits

Our giving God

“Bring your first fruits to the house of the Lord your God”

“Bring also your tithes and offerings to the house of the Lord.”

“But Lord I don’t have enough!

I barely make it through the month with all this bills to pay

If I give, I will have less to live on!”

Consider the two brothers

Who brought their gift to God

Bring only the best

Because the Giver of all givers also weight hearts

Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.  In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

Genisis 4:4-5 (NIV)

 

The greatest Giver of all givers

He brought His first fruits

The “crème de la crème”

He slowly unpacked His Gift

Silence

You could hear a pin drop

It was stunning

Lovely

Wonderful

The gift was perfect

For the gift was Himself

So when you bring your first fruits

Remember that it is to the Giver of all givers

And consider carefully

 

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

©2017 Catherine Maina

 

 

 

From Victim to Victor — The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

From victim to victor… is what we declare! No longer oppressed by abuse… or held bound by despair. No longer caged by fear… or even broken by violence… for we are over-comers… no longer held captive in silence. For when we finally realize… that through Christ we can overcome…

 From Victim to Victor — The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

Times of refreshing

Times of refreshing

Tired, fifty hour work week

Clients venting

Colleagues wanting to talk

About the challenges  they are facing

the only answer I have is Jesus

Thank you Lord, that You are in my life

When all my resources are depleted

My soul needing restoration

You lead me beside the still waters

Endlessly flowing streams of life-giving water

Water a symbol of cleansing

Where there is less noise

There is a waterfall, and its water flows into a river

There is enough water to refresh everyone

Only You Jesus can restore my soul

I am filled with hope now

Because my life is in the hands of a very big God

When I sit by the river of God

All my problems and issues appear very small

In the presence of a great God

We are but like grains of sand

Precious to Him

Loved by Him

Times of refreshing

Lord Jesus, please restore my soul today.

©2017 Catherine Maina

 

Psalm 23 1-3  (NASB)

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.