A Jewish man was asked how it was that his people were so successful in acquiring wealth. "Ah," he said, "we do not make more money than other people, but we keep more."
Friends, let's be on guard today against spiritual pickpockets and spiritual leakage. This can happen when we let the devil rob us of our spiritual blessings by allowing him to magnify the little negative things that come our way from time to time. John 10:10 says he comes to steal, kill and destroy. This thief will steal your blessings, kill your joy, and destroy your enthusiasm. If he is permitted to, he can cast shadows over great advancements and victories with God. Never let it be so in our hearts or in our church at Dogwood.
Let us "..lose not those things which we have wrought. Let us be sure "..we receive a full reward (2 John 8). As days come and go, let us make deposits in the savings bank of heaven. It may seem to be only a little, but if we can save all that God gives us and pass it on to His keeping, when the end of all things comes, we may be amazed to see how much the accumulated treasures are. Look back from time to time and recount your victories and blessings in Him. Praise His Name for what He has done!
"But that which ye have already, hold fast till I come."—Revelation 2:25
God bless you today as you review those spiritual advances God has brought in your life, and remember that you are loved!!!