Everyone who works in ministry knows that funds are tight right now.
Members of “Helping One Family at a Time” are partnering with other ministries to help provide a little relief for families in need this summer.
We were asked to help out with milk.
Right now, the price of milk in our local “Save A Lot” is $3.09 per gallon.
One of our members suggested powdered milk, so I did some research.
Here is the breakdown:
I visited “Sam’s Club” on-line and found they are carrying “Augason Farms”, Morning Moo and Instant Non-Fat Dry Milk by the case.
To order 2 cases of 6, #10 cans, the shipping to our area would be $19.29.
Each #10 can would make approximately 5 gallons of milk, $2.26 gallon;28 cents per cup. This is not a bad deal. The cans increase the shelf life of the product after it is opened.
I checked out Walmart. They sell 10 quart size pouches in a box for $8.98. This was not such a good deal as far as price, but the pouches are nice.
I went to Sam’s Club and they have a cardboard box of “Member’s Mark” Instant Non-fat Dry Milk, 4.5 lb box, 22 quart servings, 5.5 gallons, $2.16 per gallon and 27 cents per cup.
A little milk can go a long way and God will always help you find a way to help others!
Turning to God in times of need provides one with the tools necessary to handle any road block or situation that life presents.
When a major life change happens, such as moving to a new place, or taking a new job cautions one to go within, ask questions, and look for answers.
There are several points to ponder when seeking truth in your own life:
Whose truth do I believe?
Do I have enough facts to make an informed choice?
Do I believe God’s truth?
Will the knowledge I gain from this experience carry weight in the heaven world or be discarded?
What we do know is that God’s truth is perfect, and the answers one seeks will be revealed in His time.
In the Book of Numbers, we come upon the scene in scripture where God’s people were being directed to enter the Promised Land.
Each tribe would choose a representative to check out Canaan.
After forty days, the twelve scouts returned describing everything that God promised.
Ten of the twelve began to focus on all the things that were wrong in Canaan.
There were giants and other things running around.
Soon, the children of God began to complain. The people lacked vision.
Man’s truth fueled by impatience, is covered with deception lacking depth and perspective.
However, Caleb was one who traveled to Canaan and like what he saw.
Caleb trusted God and was ready to move into the land at once and told the others that were whining, “Do not be afraid, the Lord is with us!”
Caleb did not have the support of the entire group and was looked down upon with negativity flowing all around him.
It is in moments such as this that one will either embrace God’s truth or move away from it.
The Word reminds us to be discerning when interacting with others, “keep sound wisdom and discretion.”
The focus is not about what another person says or does; it is all about what God says and what he will do. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and he shall direct your path.”
Caleb did not give in to the group dissension.
Caleb and his family entered the Promised Land. “My servant Caleb, because he did not have a spirit of fear in him, will be allowed to enter the Promised Land.”
He followed God’s instructions and was one of the few not left to wander for forty years.
Truth remains unchanged because it is guaranteed by the character of God.
“If you seek the truth, the truth shall set you free!”
A tide has been turned and the earth changes that have been written and spoken about are now in motion for all to see, feel and hear.
Some of the changes such as weather patterns, war and the uncertainty that looms in the air are difficult for many to grasp. Fear not!
These physical signs have been happening for some time, and the spiritual signs have been written for millennium!
What does all of this mean?
It means that man no longer has control over the things he/she thought they had dominion over.
As it was written, man (you and I) were appointed as caretakers of everything: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have stewardship over all living things.”
How are we to care for ourselves and others?
Jesus summed it up this way, “The truth is, you must change your thinking and become like little children. If you don’t do this, you will never enter God’s kingdom. The greatest person in God’s kingdom is the one who makes himself humble like this child.”
It is hard to believe, but those who are bearers of the Light are called to embrace the Dawn of a New Day:
“Just as the plants awaken in the spring, so do we. It is a calling from deep within the soul, a transition. Plant the seeds of inspiration and hope. Put your ideas into action, stand tall and proud. This is your new dawn and new beginning.”
(30 Messages of Hope)