Love you all, praying for you.
Praise God. There is no challenge you now face – that He doesn’t have the answer to. He will give it – if you ask. Think about that! Nothing you could ever go through – is by yourself. He is always there. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Not just anybody... The Supreme Authority of the entire Universe – is on your side! He’s your Dad! Praying that you will ask Him for what you need today. He can’t wait to give it.
For God so loved the world that He gave… (John 3:16) A characteristic that describes God perfectly. He gives. Salvation through Jesus, Grace for every battle, Everything we need for Godliness. (See the PRISM Topic – What Does God Give) It's a great reminder of what God has for you!
It made me wonder... How much like God am I? Do I give like He gives? God showed me something recently. 2 Chronicles 9:1-2 When the Queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving with a very great caravan – with camels, carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones – she came to Solomon and talked with him about all she had on her mind. Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her… (That’s what God’s Wisdom will do for you. And He said, just ask! I’ll give it - James 1:5) …V9 Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. There had never been such spices as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon. But verse 12 struck me. King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for; he gave her more than she had brought to him. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.
He gave her even more than she gave to him (and she came loaded). Isn’t that just like God. Is that like you? This is unnatural. Most people give to get. Give a little get a little. Don’t give too much, make sure you are getting at least as much in return… That’s not what God does. That’s not what Solomon did. What about you? Do you give more than you receive? There’s a secret about giving. It’s a boomerang on steroids. 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 unto you. Solomon didn’t give to get. He would never see her again - and yet He gave her more than she gave him. Do you give like that? Do you give more than you get? Always. Without exception? At your job… do you always give more than you get paid – as a habit? With your spouse – do you give more than you get? With your relationships, your church, your community, your team, your life. Are you like God? Are you like Solomon? Whether money, or things, honor or encouragement, or kindness or diligence - do you give more than you get? God does.
Praying for all of you - that you will be givers – that it would mark you. That just like God, who loved you so much – He gave.. that you too, would always give, always willingly, always joyfully, and always more than you receive. It’s the currency of heaven. God sees it. He rewards it. You will not be underpaid forever. When you are willing to always give more than you get – you will receive far more than money could buy. And when you give – give God the glory. It’s one of the most effective testimonies of the love of God that others could ever see. It’s glaring. Its what love does. Love gives.
Love you all,
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