Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we are to be, and can be, generous givers. Kingly givers, we’re told we can be.
The scripture referenced in the message is: “For the bread of God is He who comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world.” (John 6:33) When I read this scripture, I think about Jesus’ words about seeking, knocking, asking. If we live in the Presence of the Holy Spirit, which we do, we’re living in Heaven, essentially. We are of the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus also said we would do greater works because He is at the Father’s side. That means to me, that I can give life to the world. That tells me, then, that the message to me is that I can be a kingly giver, being generous in thought as well as deed. Generous in giving all I am and all I have.
When I translate this to daily living it works out like this: I can seek and find ways to give just a little more than is required or expected. Along with that sack lunch, I can give a handshake, a smile, a hug, an encouraging word, etc. Who doesn’t love those little encouraging notes you find in that brown bag? It also means I can go the extra mile at work, or at church, or somewhere else in the community. I can stay and help that co-worker finish his/her project, so everybody gets to go home at a reasonable time…but the work is also finished. Little things like that are acts of kindness and little shows of a big heart, a big person, and even more importantly, a big God. That is what it’s all about. This is also illustrated quite nicely in the stories about Jesus feeding the crowds with just a little. See, it’s not what you have. It’s what you do with what you have. And, Baby, one of the greatest gifts the world can have, while you’re in it, is YOU!
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 10, 2019, 11:36 a.m.