Thursday, June 7, 2012


Suggested Reading: Matthew 6


Key Verse: Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”



This Church is built on the site where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount.


That title is from a popular Jamaican song. Perhaps “Be Joyful” would be better, as happiness depends on happenings. You may want to read again Matthew 6:25 – 33.

Joy depends on your faith that Jesus is present. The Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:11 shared, “I have learned in whatsoever state I am, there to be content.” Being content has nothing to do with material possessions. Knowledge of God’s love and care is enough. Put God first. He’ll provide employment, business opportunities and good Samaritans when in trouble. All things we really need will come our way. Trust God. He won’t fail you!



Lord God I pray for health, strength and ambition to do my part and to seek your daily blessings. I am resolved to trust you for my every need. I ask these mercies in Jesus’ Name. Amen!



I was 20 years old. Taking a year off from my theological studies to help establish a new congregation seemed like a good idea. I had determined to spend full time in door-to-door evangelism, teaching God’s Word to children, helping needy people cut and pile wood for heat, and cooking for the coming winter, etc., but I had no regular income. One morning I put cornflakes in my bowl but I had no money to buy milk. A couple of spoonfuls of dry cornflakes and I had a full blown “pity party.” I recovered sufficiently to pray and I felt I should walk to the Post Office. The clerk handed me one letter and guess what? Someone blessed me with $5.00. Milk and even brown sugar sure tasted good on my cereal. Yes, later that year I worked in construction and even supply taught public school, and every thing I truly needed was supplied. God is faithful. He never fails!

Written with love & prayer,



13 thoughts on “Thursday, June 7, 2012

  1. God often uses what we would term as ‘circumstance’ to bless us with a guiding path in life. We may or may not clearly see His hand in the situation at the time, but years later with the maturity of faith, his guidence is known. For this we can thank Him and give Jesus all the praise in full assurance that he really is Lord over our lives.

  2. God’s faithful Love abides Now and forever! “The Lord will command His loving kindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me-a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8.

  3. God does speak through friends in our lives that help me grow and learn
    even when I don’t know it . He did with my friend and christian mom in
    church many times ( I call her my mom) . I thank God for bring her into my life .


  4. The Lord is true to His word. Everything belongs to Him and whatever we need will be provided by whatever means He choses. He has never failed me yet. So far this year I have seen the Lord’s blessings manifested in surprising ways. When I need finances, before the day ends the need is met.
    Bless His Name.

    Thanks so much for this new venture. Look forward to reading and spending time in His presence daily with the help of “100 Words”.

  5. Dear Mr. Mainse,
    I wanted to express my enjoyment while on this journey with you and for knowing Christ Jesus.
    The more I involve his presence in my daily life, the more joy and peace I have. Your are truly a great friend for befriending Jesus to myself and others.
    Thank you.

    Please pray for my Family and Friends that they will find Jesus, grow in his love for God, Our Heavenly Father.
    And for joy, peace and good health.

    Thank you and God Bless.

    I really enjoy your Blog 🙂

    Diane Russell

    One Question for You,
    I am reading The Living Bible, Paraphrased and Concordance published by Tyndale. Should I instead be reading the New King James Version?

    Thank you for your thoughts.

  6. Vivian Henry - I subscribed to receive your daily devotions on June 3 and I have not been receiving them. I subscribed again this morning June 7 and do hope they will be sent to me. Thanksyou on said:

    I subscribed to receive your daily devotion on June 3rd and have not been receiving them? I subscribed again today June 7 and I do hope I will receive them. Thank you

    • Hi Vivian, after you subscribed a second time, did you start to receive the daily posts by email?


  7. One day many years ago I was down to my last penny, no money to even buy a loaf of bread or milk for my cereal either. I decided to go for a walk, and on the sidewalk not to far from where I was living was a 20 dollar bill. I picked it up and waited around for sometime thinking maybe someone would come looking for it. But, praise the Lord, it was for me. GOD IS GOOD!

  8. But godliness with contentment is great gain.

    This statement is the key to spiritual growth and personal fulfillment. We should honor God and center our desires on him (“godliness” – Matthew 6:33 ? ‘But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”), and we should be content with what God is doing in our lives (Philippians 4:11-13 ? “for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation. whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength”).
    from Bible Verse of the day

  9. Praise God, David thank you for your daily blog…I have enjoyed reading and digesting them all. However, in my opinion this is the best one so far!! I am believing God for your continued health and restoration amen+

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