Good Morning Friend,
I certainly hope that you are enjoying our little series about the qualities of a spiritually healthy person. This week’s characteristic is:
You love to share with others!
In 2 Corinthians 9:6, Paul reminds the church in Corinth that they had promised to collect money for other believers. He writes, “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” The word cheerful in Greek means the same as in English, but, it also means to act at a moment’s notice, to be prepared to give. Let me ask, “What are you willing to give right at this very moment?” A few months ago I had a prompting from the Holy Spirit to give away my very favorite guest towels. And guess what, last week Jim finally decided to paint our master and I purchased new bedding and bathroom accessories to match the new décor. Didn’t give the towels to receive a decorating make-over, but, I believe God is faithful to His Word, and I was blessed abundantly. Look at Luke 6:38 if you need further confirmation that God blesses the cheerful give. Don’t give to receive. Give because it is a joy.