Giving and Receiving…both are a part of life; and at some point we’ll all be on both ends of the equation. Now of course we are always ready and willing to receive blessings. But today I ask you, are you just as excited to GIVE blessings?! Many of us are in a constant state of want; yet sometimes the very things we desire from others, we ourselves are not willing to also give. We desire love and loyalty; but are we willing to give it? We want financial blessings; but will we let God use us to bless others financially?…Look, blessings don’t just fall out of the sky! God uses PEOPLE to bless other people!
Many of us have prayed that God would touch someone’s heart to bless us with a job, approval for a loan, or some other big opportunity. However, when others need a blessing and we are in a position to bless, to give rather than to receive, are we just as ready to see the will of God be done through us? I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be found guilty of not letting God use me to bless someone, because I know good and well that He has used countless people to bless me. And as children of God, all members of ONE body, the body of Christ-we must be willing to help one another so that no member will suffer lack.
So whatever you are desiring on today; whether it be love, attention, a financial blessing, or simply a listening ear-I encourage you to first GIVE IT to someone else! And trust that because you first GAVE and allowed God to use you, that He will cause you to RECEIVE the same blessing from someone else! When it comes to giving and receiving, we must master them both!…Water others with blessings and you shall be watered too!
Proverbs 11:25 (New King James Version)
“The generous soul will be made rich: And he who waters will also be watered himself.”
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright ©1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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