Monday, June 14, 2010

What Is Your Idea Of Sharing

The word teaches us in the new testament church, we are to share with those in need. When? Daily! We should be taking care of other people who are in need daily. Not just when we get a warm fuzzy feeling at Christmas time or Thanksgiving, but every day. AMEN!

Acts 2 v 44-46....Now all who believed were together and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart........

Acts 4 v 34-35....Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles' feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.....

We do not want to be like Ananais and Saphira who tried to lie about what they were giving. God knows our hearts. We can not hide anything from God. We are not to be selfish when it comes to helping God's children who have need.

There is a rule of thumb of how things work in the kingdom. God blesses you, you bless others, they bless others, and the blessings continue to multiply. That is why there is always an abundance, more than enough to go around so that no child of God should ever lack.

Luke 6 v 38..."Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together; and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."....

You see we are to give with the ability God gives us to give. For some, it may be one canned good at a time, to another it may be a truckload of food. To one it may be babysitting for someone to go on a job interview, for another, it may be paying someone's babysitter this week. For one it may be giving a child a coat, for another it may be bringing coats and shoes to a shelter for all. You see God has given all of us an ability to do something. No matter how small, when the Holy Spirit tells us what to do, we must not try to lie to the Holy Spirit like Ananais and Saphira, (Acts 5v 1-11) but we must obey the Holy Spirit and follow through with what He instructs us to do.

No child of God can say they have nothing to give. We all have something. AMEN!


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