Quiet Time With Jesus – Poverty

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
— Matthew 5:3
Oswald Chambers: The underlying foundation of Jesus Christ’s kingdom is poverty, not possessions; not making decisions for Jesus, but having such a sense of absolute futility that we finally admit, “Lord, I cannot even begin to do it.” 

Then Jesus says, “Blessed are you …” (Matthew 5:11). This is the doorway to the kingdom, and yet it takes us so long to believe that we are actually poor! The knowledge of our own poverty is what brings us to the proper place where Jesus Christ accomplishes His work. Unquote.

A pastor asked his congregation: Do you give to God to get something back from Him?

Wayne Cordeiro: You can’t make God move in your life but you can make room for God to move in your life.

God’s goal for our life is NOT SELF-SUFFICIENCY. It is DIVINE PROFICIENCY.

God wants us to be proficient in our gifts. He wants us to be proficient in His purpose for us. A brother-in-Christ was doing very well at one time and he asked God, “Father, why have you blessed me with so much?” God’s reply was “So that I can use you.” When he told me, I was amazed. 

Indeed, God always blesses us so that we can bless others not only with money but with our talents, skills and time.

Do you ever ask God how much He wants you to give?

God wants all His children to stretch out to Him… He wants to give us everything we need. Paul says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”  

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

I want to sit quietly at the feet of Jesus every morning, hear His voice and follow Him. Surely You want every follower of Christ to be a part of Your Redemptive Plan - NOT our will but YOURS be done!


Lam Yee Ling