Give It Away

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV).  Jesus says, “when you give, don’t let your right hand know what your left hand is doing.” Matthew 6:4.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10.

Pastor teaches that we’re blessed by God in order to give to others.

The Pastor and a friend each lent their copies of Billy Graham’s “Angels” away, so he needs another from which to teach the Bible study.  I was taught to give away a Bible when the Holy Spirit gives the opportunity, and keep one or two on hand for those Divine Appointments.

“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.  For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 14:1-2 (NIV).

“Worship is giving God the best that He has given you…God will never allow you to keep a spiritual blessing completely for yourself. It must be given back to Him so that He can make it a blessing to others.”  Oswald Chambers: My Utmost for His Highest, January 6.

Father, a lesson I cried over when the gift was taken from me.  But You let me see Your heart in that disappointment.

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