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1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

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Thank God for safety & shelter.

Giving Thanks

Read Psalm 121 in its entirety. Think about those times when you might have been down and out, when you were not at your best or on top of your game. Reflect on how God reclaimed you and restored you. Think back on how it felt to know His presence and to receive His provision, those times when you knew that you would not have made it if it had not been for His protection.

Thank God for His help during your hard times. Thank Him for everything that He provided to you. Thank Him for everything that He protected you from during those times. Take a moment and thank Him for all of the grace and mercy that He showered upon you. Let Him know how much that it meant to you to have His hedge of protection in your time of need.

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Giving Back

Support & shop small businesses today. Whether it be at a local farmers market or through a small business website for online shopping. Help end the effects of coronavirus on the small and minority business owners that have been able to keep things together. Black business owners need help, women-owned businesses need help. Veteran-owned and operated businesses are in need of help. Do what you can and make Small Business Saturday a staple as we shop small and buy local.

Go Beyond the Norm

Deliver leftovers to a needy family within your church or community. If you have leftover turkey and trimmings, you might be in a position to help somebody else out and offer them something that you might be looking to toss out come Sunday. Ask your pastor or a church elder. Check with the principal or counselor at your child’s school. Look into it and see who might be willing to accept some care packages of homemade cooking, especially if it is enough to feed a family or two.

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But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you

Matthew 6:33 (ASV)

As believers, we need to have the proper perspective on the daily things of life in order to have the proper priorities.  Jesus pointed out that there were many things that cloud our vision, things that we may worry or get anxious about throughout our day.  These things become priority for us, but Jesus says that the proper priority is to seek the kingdom of God first, and then these other things will be “added” to us.  We tend to try to make ends meet and handle the “small stuff,” so that we can make time for God’s business once we’ve cleared our plates of handling the necessities of life.  In essence, Jesus says that such a perspective is backwards.  He says that the kingdom of God should be our first priority.  All of what we thought were necessary items to check off on our to-do lists would be handled or eliminated as we put our focus on His kingdom.  Think about it.  He means business.  Yes, it’s in the red letters of my Bible, in the words of Jesus Himself.  If we have the right priorities in the right order, then we have God as our supplier for our needs much like the flowers of the field and the birds of the air.  By keeping the right priorities, we put our trust in God’s hands.

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