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More Blessed to Give than to Receive

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Verse of the Day:  Acts 20:35

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

 

God has given us more than we could ever deserve and we should follow His example of giving. When we give to the weak we are spreading God’s love and hope into the hearts of those who receive the gift. When you give in a right spirit it truly is an act of worship and pleases the Lord. Let’s not forget that God gives to us so that we may be generous to others. This Christmas let’s focus on giving rather than receiving.

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10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 7:  Thankful for God’s Blessings

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 9:11

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.

 

I am thankful for all of God’s blessings.  He always provides and makes a way for us to also be a blessing to others.  He wants us to be generous by sharing what we have with people less fortunate, not just at Thanksgiving but all year long.  He blesses us so we can generously pour out our blessings to others, which results in thanksgiving to God.

Generosity

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:28

Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go and come back; I’ll give it to you tomorrow,” when you have it.

 

God has been generous to us and has supplied all of our needs and therefore, we should be generous to others.  We have been blessed so we can bless others.  We’re not guaranteed tomorrow, so let’s help those we can today.  Now is always the best time to help someone in need.

Helping God’s People

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Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 6:10

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

 

The Lord blesses you so that you can be a blessing to others.  Whether you give monetarily, provide goods and services or donate your time He sees all that you do and never forgets the work you do or the love you show by helping His people and when you get to heaven you will receive your eternal reward.

More Blessed to Give

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Verse of the Day:  Acts 20:35

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

 

God has given us more than we could ever deserve and we should follow his example of giving. When we give to the weak we are spreading God’s love and hope into the hearts of those who receive the gift. When you give in a right spirit it truly is an act of worship and pleases the Lord. Let’s not forget that God gives to us so that we may be generous to others.  This Christmas lets focus on giving rather than receiving.

A Cheerful Giver

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

Spread the love of Christ with your fellow man this Christmas. There are a couple of weeks left until Christmas so you still have time to make a donation to a worthy cause that helps the needy. Follow your heart and remember that the Lord has blessed you so you can bless others. Whether it’s big or small make a donation to your favorite charity, every bit helps and makes a difference in the lives of others.

Love Yourself

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Verse of the Day:  Mark 12:31

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.

 

Sometimes we forget the “as yourself” part of this verse. Many of us struggle with loving and taking care of ourselves, we even feel guilty for doing so. We put everyone else’s needs first but the truth is we can’t love anyone else if we don’t take care of our own health, mind, body, and spirit.  Make self-care a priority and remember, you can’t pour out blessings from an empty cup.