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This Week We're Looking at Increase
If you could pick one thing to have MORE of in your life, what would it be?
As a young mom, I can remember all I ever wanted was more sleep. Now as a mom to four kiddos, ranging from preschool to middle school, the thing I feel desperate for is more time. And I’m sure most of us would say more money would be nice.
There are many things we may want more of and likely this will change depending on our current season of life. God is faithful to give us an increase in different areas and in different seasons, but the Bible has two very clear reminders for us when it comes to seeing an increase:
Who That Increase Comes From
Increase comes from God alone. Regardless of what area of life God allows us to see an increase, we must fight to remember that it is from Him alone. We tend to place our hope and trust in everything and everyone but God, yet Scripture reminds us that all increase comes from Him.
The Only Increase That Always Satisfies is More of God Himself
Proverbs 1:5 tells us that we should desire an increase in wisdom and knowledge of God above all else. Solomon urges us that wisdom is worth our hard pursuit. James 1:5 goes on to confirm that God gives generously to anyone who asks for wisdom.
Psalm 138:3 tells us that God answers our cries for help with an increase in strength of soul and renewal of spirit.
God is so faithful to answer our prayers and He truly is the giver of all good things.
While there may be specific things we want more of in our current season of life (for me the wish list is long at times), may we remember that more of God is the ultimate increase worth pursuing. And it is the one pursuit that will always satisfy.
This week I will be asking myself these questions:
If you’re looking for a fresh way to increase your time spent with God, I'd love to tell you about a few of my favorite free online Bible study resources.
Why Toothpaste Matters: Ten Truths and Six Weeks to a Better Marriage
Most of us have bought into the lie that marriage is easy. To have your happily ever after, all you have to do is meet the right person. If he or she is “the one” then you should never have any serious issues in your marriage, right? Right? Happily ever after is certainly ideal, but it’s just not reality.
This book is an ideal read for engaged couples preparing for a life together as well as married couples looking for better ways to communicate with one another. The goal of Why Toothpaste Matters is to help your marriage not simply survive, but thrive.
Also, Katie and her husband Kevin have spoken at marriage events and their church used this study as a small group marriage study. They'd be thrilled to speak at your church and/or small group, either in person or in a virtual setting. Feel free to contact Katie here, or via her website, and let her know if you're interested in having them speak.
"We truly do believe that our marriages are the most tangible picture of the Gospel to the world so we definitely have a heart for seeing marriages strengthened—especially in a year like 2020 where there are so many marriages struggling." —Katie Mills
The ABCs of God's Love Letter Scripture Memory Cards
The ABCs of God's Love Letter Bible Study is accompanied by a collection of 25 5 X 5 Scripture Memory Cards. We'll utilize this great tool to help us memorize a Scripture verse once a week that goes with the topic we're studying that week. Hiding God's Word in our heart is so important!
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