Thursday, November 24, 2016

Giving Back to God


As we contemplate this time for giving thanks, thanks to god, thanks to our loved ones, and appreciating all the blessings we do have, it is so important to also think about all the people in this world that are suffering and don’t have the luxuries that we have.  They may not even have their freedom; enough food to eat; clothes to wear; or even a place to sleep. Or maybe they do, but they are struggling with a life-threatening disease; sickness; continuous pain and suffering; dealing with the loss of a loved one; financial struggles; trying to find employment; or perhaps they are being abused, disrespected, and are searching for God in their life.  Think about how you could impact one or two of these individuals with just a simple smile, a kind gesture, or just a small token of kindness.  If we took that a step further, think about if you took a few minutes more out of your day to talk with someone about how God has impacted your life and made your situation better; what better gift could we give of ourselves and give God knowing that we helped someone.  
There are many people out there struggling with the same battles that you are.  We are not alone; we share the same fears as many.  Each of us needs to give our fears and burdens to the Lord and trust that He will work things out for us in His timing!  God has given us all a talent to share with others in ways that will make an impact on believers.  Share your talents.   The more we give; the more we receive!  Look for ways to give back every day; you won’t be sorry!

“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 to you.” (Luke 6:38)

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