Happy New Year, brothers and sisters. Out with the old, in with the new. Can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in each of our lives and look forward to hearing about it, from each of you.
May we give wisely and generously this season, that your harvest might grow exponentially, for your Glory and not our own.
What we have been taught and seen and heard in others walk with Jesus, May we we do the same so the Gospel may not stop with us, but may share with others.
How wonderful to know that the God who created and has given us everything, just wants a grateful heart that gives back to him, what he has already given to us. How generous should we be to him and others, since God has freely given to us. May we all be changed by this verse everyday as we are reminded of this.
How much would you give for a friend? Jesus is our ultimate example! He laid down his life for us.
You and I, need to really think hard and Long on this passage. This is not a suggestion, it IS a command. I want us to think about who our enemies might be. Take some time to pray about what it might look like to Love our enemies! If we want to change our city, our, county, our state, our nation, our world, what would it look like, to Love our enemies? I know it has to start with our own changed heart, through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Grace of God, through Jesus. What will we do, how will we take action? It is certainly a great time of year, to do something! Would you agree? Praying our Christmas season of giving, will include our enemies. Have a Blessed day.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
Luke 6:35 NASB
Father, may we give sacrificialy this season, not so we might get praise from men, but so you might be well pleased with us, and our hearts, doing what is right, out of love.
But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
Matthew 6:3 NASB
Just as God chose Jesus, he chose us before the foundations of the earth. May we follow Jesus lead, and may the Father be well pleased in our service, and our proclaiming the Good News to both Jew and Gentile.
” behold , my servant whom I have chosen ; my beloved in whom my soul is well – pleased ; I will put my spirit upon Him , and he shall proclaim justice to the gentiles .
Matthew 12:18 NASB
The Apostle Paul, was confident, that God would supply, all of the Philippians needs, because of their tremendous generosity in supporting him in his ministry. We can never outgive God!
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 NASB