Posts tagged ‘give’

October 5, 2009

people

People disappoint,

This is true,

People are selfish,

This is true,

Give anyway,

This is God’s will for you

January 22, 2009

is it good to give?

Scripture says this among many other verses in the Bible, “He who gives to the poor will lack nothing,
       but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
”  Proverbs 28:27

For me, this verse tells me how important it is to give and give back, not just out of your wealth, but from your heart and from your hands.

In another verse just before this one scripture states this, ” A stingy man is eager to get rich
       and is unaware that poverty awaits him
.”  Proverbs 28:22

WOW!!  What knowledge, and wisdom that come from our Powerful(Omnipotent), all knowing(Omniscient) Father!!

I know that writing checks are easy and important, but let’s also give with our time and energy. 

Of course and more importantly is this, to heed our Father’s warning’s is very important and as I read this, I realize how important it is to give as He tells us to. 

Closed fists can’t give anything.  Open hands give all!!!

August 8, 2008

Serve

In Joshua 24:14-15 the word ‘Serve’ is stated 5 times.  If we know anything about scripture, we know that when there is a word or term that is expressed over and over, that it’s important and there is a theme going on.  We understand that in these 2 verses the word and theme here is ‘Serve’ 

So, what does it mean to serve?  Dictionary.com describes serve with many definitions and I’m picking a couple here:  to render assistance, be of use, help, to act as a servant, to render obedience or homage to(God), to provide with a regular or continuous supply of something.  These are some great definitions among others.  Probably the most likely aspect of our service to the Lord would be many varieties of these definitions. 

Let’s remember to continue to give of ourselves in service to the Lord.  It doesn’t have to be that you pack up your family and household and become a missionary right now!  It doesn’t have to be so big in size or grandiose, it can be in the little things.  Jesus said, to whom much is given, much is required.  Jesus also said, I came to serve and not to be served.  If we listen to Jesus closely, I think we realize that it’s in the mundane and daily rituals that we see Him and we serve with a servants heart to give and not just receive.  To share openly with ALL that we have, including financial gifts, spiritual acts of service, random acts of kindness, a smile or even a hug.  In this we fulfill the service and we also fill the ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’

Go serve today and give of what God has blessed you with as we all have been given gifts to serve and give back.

June 3, 2008

top 10

Here’s a great TOP 10:

1) People are illogical, unreasonable and self centered.  Love and trust them anyway.

2)If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  Do good anyway.

3)If you are successful you will win false friends and true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

4)The service you render today will be forgotten tomorrow.  Serve people anyway.

5)Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.  Be honest and frank anyway.

6)The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest ideas.  Think big anyway.

7)People pretend to love the “little people”, but sell their souls to the big people.  Fight for the little people anyway.

8)What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.  Build anyway.

9)People really need help, but may attack you if you do help.  Help people anyway.

10)Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.  Give the world the best you have anyway.

 

April 10, 2008

one

So, yes, I am guilty of watching American Idol during the week.  Forgive me!  So, anyway, I want to share with you an awesome program that requires OUR Action.  I’ve linked it on my SITE links on the right hand side, called ONE.  There are a number of cooperative non-profit organizations that are within that link as well, including Habitat for Humanity, World Vision and many others(I have blogged about these before)  Let’s work together to give our time, money and resources back to our community.  Life is not all about us, but about others…right?  Let’s work as a body and one small world community to help those who are less fortunate than us.  Let’s give back and do what Christ has asked us to do, give. 

In the words of my church when I became a member is to give of my prayers, presence, offerings and service.  Let’s not love in word and thought, but also in deed.

blessings be upon each of you.

February 9, 2008

You can never out give God!

Have you ever served the Lord before in any capacity?  Have you ever noticed that no matter the sacrifice you gave or how hard it was or even how simple it was, that you were blessed in return 10 fold?  That’s how I feel everytime I do something for God.  No matter how hard and how much He always will give back.  He will always provide and supply as well. 

He equips the called, not calls the equipped.   Have you heard that one before too?  Well, it’s true.  Throughout scripture, you see how man looks on the outside of man, but God looks upon the heart and the inside of man.  He knows better than we do about EVERYTHING!! 

So the next time your doing something for the Lord and find yourself grumbling and having a hard time(me included), just remember the blessing that’s going to come from it and out of it.  Remember that you reap what you sow and just remind yourself that “You can never out give God!”    Amen!