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Inthe parable of the laborers in the vineyard in Matthew chapter 20,  is a beautiful revelation of what The Lord chooses.

The Lord chose the needy, the ones who said  " no man hath hired us" [Matthew 20:7.] and these ones only worked one hour, compared to the others that worked twelve hours, and he paid the one hour laborers as much as the hard working twelve hour workers. The Lord has Grace for you; The blessing of the Lord can only come by grace, it cannot come by works; the all day workers, the word said "agreed for a penny a day" [Matthew 20:2.] These workers were not looking for grace, they were looking for a negotiated benefit. Paul said,  "He called me by His Grace" [Galatians 1:15.] The Lord reminded the disciples, with the feeding of the five and four thousand groups of people, that the more the resource that was given to Him, the less the overabundance of supply and extent of blessing. The greater our need the more room for His greatness to be revealed.

Of the 38 times the word "needy" is mentioned in The Word, 14 of those occasions, come from the longing heart of David, with such words as,

"But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy Name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me. For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me" [Psalm 109:21-22.] And how wonderfully David was  promoted in the Mighty blessing of God!

 The Lord bless and encourage you with the abundance and fullness He has, for the overflowing of vessels, that know their emptiness and neediness.

Jesus loves you.

  God Bless