Good Monday Morning!
I hope your weekend was awesome?
Mine was restful. 🙂
As the title indicates, our word for the week is GIVE!
My efamily, we ought to give our time and money to important things and people. I could even stop writing now; and I’d know you’ve gained a lesson or two by me only encouraging you to give,but let me expand this a little.
The important people above has absolutely nothing to do with the “high and mighty” of our society. They have to do with the things that are important to God.
One of the goals I set for myself this year is to give sacrificially every month. I’ve started already and this month, I’m hoping that I can bless my Pastor with something small so that He can pronounce BIG blessings into my life.
My friends, I’ve stated in previous posts that I’m naturally not a giver. Honestly, I’d rather hold on to what I have than give to something or someone. However, I’m now more of a spiritual being than I am a natural being, and I’m learning that I have to live by the principles of the spirit.
Do not forget Proverbs 11:24-25 ““One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed(NIV)
Let me tell you the most amazing thing about giving God’s way. He looks more at your heart and intention than at the amount you’re giving!
In fact, my January sacrificial giving was #200(Naira) and do you know that I pleased God with it! I could feel Him smiling at me because at that time, #200 was too big to give out since I really needed it!
I’m only sharing this so that we can move from the thought of we not having enough, to that of just giving what we have!
I also stated earlier that in March, I hope my sacrificial giving will be to my Pastor. Funny how I have quite a number of expenses this month as a student, but somehow I believe God will provide enough for me to be able to give.
My Pastor truly is not in need of what I will be giving and might even give it to someone else; but I’m giving because God is teaching me that is is more blessed to give than to receive!
Plus, it is stated in the Bible that we should give to God’s Prophets! Don’t joke with the prayers of a Prophet.
Let me also share that since I started this in Janaury, my ‘givings’ have increased and I believe that #200 will be my lowest for the year! Amen!
I encourage you today to purpose in your heart to become a giver! Don’t wait till when you have “enough”, because when that time comes the spirit of giving wouldn’t just drop on you. It is learned by grace!
It doesn’t always have to be money, you can give your time or even your words to someone in need!
Go visit an orphanage, help out your sister who has toddlers, buy birthday presents for your friends, give to the poor around you,pray for people, give to your church projects,say encouraging words to someone who’s going through a tough time or even give someone a hug that says how you’re totally by them through all their troubles!
Remember that like me, you don’t have to be a “natural” giver; but we can push ourselves to give because we’re now using spiritual principles. Be a giver that expects nothing in return!
And if you ask me why? Here’s why-
Luke 6:38. “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Perhaps you missed The Word last week, you can read it here- Correction! I’m sure it’d help someone as it helped me.
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Do have a pleasant week. God bless you.