“Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
"Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."
“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me.Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Almighty.
Many people think that today's passage from Malachi talks about if God's people offer their tithing, which is one tenth of what they have to God, then God will bless their money to a level that they have no place to store those money!
Wrong! This passage is talking about the change of relationship concerning with God's people! It's somewhat like a wife changes her love to her husband, not loving her family anymore, and more than that, the wife steals money from her husband to spend in an extravagance way, even to gamble and lose all, the result is a broken family and without anything!
But, if this wife turns her heart back to her husband, then, the love of her husband will like flooding!
If we follow God's standard and direction (who will bring offerings in righteousness) to make offerings to God, just as what it says in Malachi 3:3-4, God's blessings to us will be like flooding! Because He delights in our love to Him and accepts our wholehearted offerings of love!
Yes, that's so simple, God will open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that would somewhat like flooding!
May you turn to God like that in 2020 to be sure to receive God opening the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing like flooding!
Since January 1, 2016 Richmond Emmanuel Church has non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:30am, Saturday 8am to 9:45am, Sunday 7:00am to 8:25am
The offering of our First Fruit every morning have changed lots of things: unity, lifestyle, character …and many more!