Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Avail-ability

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6) 
Live with less so we are able to give when needed! After all, what we have is from God anyway . . . think about it for a few minutes. Our health, our strength, our abilities . . . all given by God. He has equipped us not to gather things, but to live to glorify Him. What we have we are to use to His glory and to bring others to know Him. (Matthew 5:16)
Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4)
With so much going on in our world and so many in need, we are commended to pray, sacrifice, share, and give . . . of our wealth, our possessions, and our time and abilities. Our best ability is often availability! Yes, we can give supplies and money, but being present with those in need is so much more. So as we see a need, let's give cheerfully . . . even of ourselves!
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.(2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

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