Taking Receiving Giving Part III of III

TakingReceivingGiving III

Giving

Acts 20.35 (the apostle Paul speaking) I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

It is more blessed to give than to receive. Experience that blessing.

Others have eyes: dress to bless. Avoid eye traps that grab their eyes to anything other than your beaming, blessing face. Practice body language that expresses unconditional love.

Others have noses: be sure to practice personal hygiene and be a sweet aroma for them. Be sure your sweet aroma is from the Lord (He provides many herbs and spices for this), and not from overpowering perfumes and chemicals.

Others have ears: sweeten your words with honey. Speak the truth in love. Season your words with salt. Let the Lord speak through you. Bless them with a musical, uplifting voice and laughter. Speak wisdom and solace and peace.

Others have skin: Bless them with respectful touch, hugs, and the softness of you.

Others have tongues for tasting: provide nourishing food when needed. Offer a cup of cool water.

Others have needs: Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you to help meet those needs, be they material items, encouraging words, hugs, time, money, or whatever else God has given you for the giving to others.

We can only give according to what we already have (what we have already taken or received). Be sure to take abundantly from God so that you’re not transferring stolen goods to others.

God loves a cheerful giver. He Himself gives to us abundantly and cheerfully. May we, in turn, give His blessing to others.

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