Giving –The Word

This is a post from when the blog was brand new. I added some pictures when I reposted it. I pray you enjoy it :)

Todays verses seem to be all about giving. Giving freely to those who need it, with no expectations of what this will gain me down the road.

We’ve all heard this right, its better to give than receive, what comes around goes around, and miraculously there it is right in the Bible.

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I don’t think I always knew how to give or what to give, I barely had enough to get through the day, how was I suppose to give? If I did give, it wasn’t freely, there was always the expectation that I’ll get something in return.

The reality is, we all have something to give.

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“But I don’t have money” so, give your attention, listen to someone, give your time, a hug, a smile, a compliment, words of encouragement, a shoulder to lean on, etc. There are all kinds of ways that we can give to others that are in need.

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Need isn’t always money. Sometimes people (even the richest people you know) just need someone to be there for them, for whatever they may be struggling with in their lives.

Money is not always the answer to everyones problems. If someone doesn’t feel good about something in their life, money isn’t going to help that.

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Sometimes, it is money. Someone can’t pay a bill, their car breaks down, something has happened and an unforeseen cost has popped up. If we can help that person, help them.

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Like I said, I’m not rich, so, I understand the choice between the electric bill and groceries. There have been times where I saw a person struggle, and then I would struggle about whether to help them because I needed the money too. And it never failed that if someone needed $5.00 and I gave them the $5.00, I would need that $5.00 and think to myself, see if you hadn’t given them that money you would have it now.

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The more verses I read, it helped me realize that, yes, I was giving but not giving without regret or expectations. It was hard, and it certainly didn’t happen overnight but as soon as I started giving freely, I started receiving freely.

I started looking around asking, where is all this coming from and why? Again, the more verses I read, I realized, I was reaping what sowed.

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The best gift of course, is just loving everyone.

An ounce of love goes a long way. If we could love everyone we meet, this world would improve.

If we can’t love everyone we meet then just don’t hate them, and move along. Try not to wish them ill, argue, judge or condemn them.

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Try to see God in that person.

While they are doing whatever it is that is making you not feel love for them, (to yourself) say a prayer for them, bless them and move along.

You will be surprised with the results.

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The results it has on you, and you might be surprised at the results it has on them. One thing’s for certain, you will leave that encounter feeling positive, and happy, instead of irritated and angry.

In that respect, you are giving not only to that person(even though they don’t know it), and you are reaping what you sowed.

God Bless you :)

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9/18/2017

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But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. –Matthew 15:18

But He turned and said unto Peter, Get thee behind Me, Satan: thou art an offence unto Me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. –Matthew 16:23

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works. –Matthew 16:27

 

 

The Word – Challenge

 

 

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The Challenge question on The Word is:

How do you know when God is talking to you?

Thank you for participating. God Bless you :)

9/16/2017

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Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for Him? Will ye accept His person? will ye contend for God? Is it good that He should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock Him? –Job 13:7-9

And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? –Matthew 14:31

9/15/2017

In Whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. –Job 12:10

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With Him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are His. –Job 12:16

And Bless is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me. –Matthew 11:6

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. –Matthew 12:36

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For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. –Matthew 12:37

For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother. –Matthew 12:50

9/14/2017

My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. –Job 10:1

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. –Matthew 10:28

The Happiness Tag

A wonderful, and creative Blogger, Eccentric Muse, over at La Petit Muse received this tag, The Happiness Tag.  I thought it would be fun to do, and Eccentric Muse was kind enough to nominate any one who wanted to do it, so, I’m a doing it. :)

If you haven’t been to La Petit Muse, you are missing out. She is funny, creative, supportive, encouraging, and loves God with all her heart.

The Rules
-List five things that makes you happy
-Share five songs that makes  you happy
-Tag at least five bloggers that makes you happy

Five things that make me happy:

1. God
2. My Bible
3. My family
4. Mowing grass(hahaha I know, I know)
5. When someone talks about Jesus or God

Five songs that make me happy:

1. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden
2. Tangled Up In You by Staind
3. Boys of Summer by Don Henley
4. Sweet Symphony by The Verve
5. How Great Thou Art by Elvis( I know there are lots of versions)

I can’t tag only 5 bloggers, there are so many wonderful blogs that just warm my heart and bring me happiness.

If you are reading this, you make me happy :)