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The season of Giving

Posted on Mon, Dec 1, 2008

Giving does not entail an outlay of funds only, to meet a need. You can sow your time in charitable deeds of different shapes and forms. Look around in your neighborhood, there abound opportunities for you to invest in people. In this way, you will be giving to God and appreciating all His goodness and blessings in your life.

As the year 2008 draws to a close, we are entering a season of celebrations and a period when most people become very lonely and depressed.  I urge you, therefore, to reflect on how much you can impact a life through your deeds of kindness and love this holiday season? Remember that our acts of giving are seeds we sow for our ultimate good because giving is sowing. And everyone who sows will also reap.

 

Giving does not entail an outlay of funds only, to meet a need. You can sow your time in charitable deeds of different shapes and forms. Look around in your neighborhood, there abound opportunities for you to invest in people.  In this way, you will be giving to God and appreciating all His goodness and blessings in your life. Jesus said “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me”. Matthew 25:35-40

There are needy people in various deprived states every where; some might need food and clothing. Others might need financial help to address an urgent need. Do not allow any opportunity to elude you to sow into someone’s life this holiday season and be blessed. Jesus said Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38

 

The scripture enjoins us to be careful how we sow for “He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Instead of sowing seed of evil, and reaping corruption:  “… let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”. Galatians 6:9-10   Reflect on this Scripture “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men” Be blessed.

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