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If you want it, give it!

November 24, 2016

“You will be given a full amount in return.”                  Lk 6:38 CEV

One night a man came to Mother Teresa’s house and told her about a family of eight who hadn’t eaten for a week. When she got there she saw the faces of little ones suffering from malnutrition, so she gave them a sack of rice. Then the children’s mother did something interesting. She kept half the rice and went out carrying the other half. When she returned Mother Teresa asked, “Where did you go?” She answered, “To my neighbors; they’re hungry also.” Mother Teresa says, “I wasn’t surprised that she gave; the poor are usually very generous. But I was surprised that she knew they were hungry. As a rule, when we’re suffering we’ve no time for others.” The Bible teaches that when you focus on the needs of others God will make sure your needs get met too (See Eph 6:8). So if you want it, give it! Here’s why: (1) Giving is the key to blessing. Jesus said, “If you give to others, you will be given a full amount in return. It will be packed down, shaken together, and spilling over into your lap.” (2) The seed you sow now decides the size of the harvest you’ll reap later. No seed is too little to multiply if you’re willing to sow it. By finding a cause greater than your own self-interest and pouring yourself into it, you discover two things: First, it’s okay to acknowledge your limitations as long as you don’t build your life around them. Second, God’s blessing is released when you give what you have instead of talking about what you don’t have. So if you want it, give it!


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