Providing for Your Relatives
Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:  If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Observation: God put this scripture on my heart when my ex-wife filed for divorce. I agreed to give her everything we had and only took the outstanding bills. The only thing I refused was a payment they asked of four hundred dollars a month, but told her she can have everything we had together as husband and wife including our retirement plan which I paid for. I believe God blessed me for that obedience. He blessed me with a wonderful woman, who has increased my joy beyond measure.
Application: I need to continue to obey God in all he asks of me and if I see my family in need I need to reach out with what God has given me. God asks me to give and I will never be a generous to others as he has been to me.
Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for all I have and more than anything your love and the many blessings. All I have is yours show me how to use and give it in glory and honor to your name.