Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It reveals the heart of God for you. Psalms 115:14 – May the LORD make you increase, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. What is your view of God? What do you think He thinks of you. God wants to bless you, increase you and your children. Otherwise He wouldn’t have had David pray it, and record it in Scripture. Not to us O LORD, not to us, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. That was the first verse of the chapter. Then it said “Trust in the LORD, He is your help and shield.” Then it said “He will bless those who fear the LORD – both small and great.” Then He said we should praise Him. “ It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to silence, it is we who praise the LORD (extol Him – magnify and lift him up with our words and our actions) both now and forevermore. Get good at it, Testimony and Praise - train yourself for the future. God wants to increase you! It’s glorifying His Name, when you succeed, and the testimony points to him! All glory to Him! He wants you to fear Him, so He can bless you, so His blessing is not prevented or delayed… and then He wants you to praise Him! Who else will do it? May the LORD make you increase. You only increase because of the LORD. He is the only one that can make you increase. Everybody has to work hard, not everybody increases – that comes from the LORD. If the wicked increase, they simply followed some of God’s principles, we are told not to worry about them. But if God increases you – what does He want you to increase in? Money? That’s just cheap trinkets, temporary at best, and unfulfilling in all of human history. It’s not enough, it won’t make you truly happy. Some of the most miserable people in the world - have money. He wants to increase you in faith – which pleases Him, in wisdom – which establishes you, in righteousness – which positions you, in hope – which sustains you, and in love which fulfills you, in victory – which is what He has for you – He has victory in store for the upright…, and fruitfulness – which reflects His power in you. He wants to increase you in the eternal, not the temporal. He’ll do that too, but that’s not the goal. No good thing will he withhold, so why have your highest dream merely winning Pop Warner, when God has Superbowl MVP for you? May the LORD make you increase, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. If you are going to be blessed by the LORD, you have to become what God can bless. All Glory Goes to Him – get good at your testimony, Learn the Fear of the LORD – so He can bless you, and Praise Him! He deserves it – that’s the least you can do. You have to walk in His ways, stay on His path, Speak and meditate on His Word, and learn the fear of the LORD. To turn from sin, pride, arrogance and evil behavior. You have to tremble in His presence, fully obey what He tells you, speak the truth in love, say nothing harmful, seek peace and pursue it. This is the fear of the LORD. To judge fairly, to help the orphan and the widow, to stand for justice and righteousness, to use fair scales in your dealings with others, to train up your children in the way they should go, so when they are old they will not depart from it, so God can bless them, and increase them. Praying that you will be what God can increase, that you will choose what is good and right, that you will fear God, and love others. That you will be diligent in what He has put your hand to do, faithful to hear and obey His voice. That you will be thankful and praise-full because His love lasts forever and He has always been faithful! God wants to increase you. All glory goes to Him, Trust Him, Fear Him, and Praise Him. And He will bring the increase!
Love you all ,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!