Be Generous Today

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:28

Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go and come back; I’ll give it to you tomorrow,” when you have it.

God has been generous to us and has supplied all of our needs and therefore, we should be generous to others. Throughout the Bible God reminds us that we are to help the poor and those in need. We have been blessed so we, ourselves, can bless others. We’re not guaranteed tomorrow, let’s help the people we can today. Now is always the best time to help someone in need, tomorrow may be too late. If God puts in your heart to help someone don’t think about it, just do it.

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Smile, Jesus Loves You!

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 15:13

A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.

Even though there may be things going on in our lives that make us feel sad, we cannot let them bring us down. There is still good in the world, there are still good people and there is still a reason to smile. If you’re having a bad day, feeling stressed out or feeling blue think about all the good things in your life and all that God has done for you. Sing joyfully to the Lord and let Him refresh your spirit. Count your blessings and not your troubles and remember, Jesus loves you and will never leave you and that’s more than enough reason to smile.

When You Give, You Get Even More

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 11:24

One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

When it comes to our finances God’s way differs from man’s way. The worldly way of thinking when it comes to money is to make it, save it and keep it. But we all know you can’t take it with you. God’s way is to tithe, be generous to God’s work and give liberally to the poor. Everything we have comes from God and we’re merely managers of it. The more you give, the more God gives to you and you become richer in wealth and more blessed by God. True wealth is measured by what’s in your heart not by what’s in your wallet.

Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

 

There are going to be times when you say, “God, I don’t understand why this is happening.”  That’s when you must learn to accept that you will not always understand everything God is doing. That’s when you just have to trust that God has a plan and that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Life is not always going to be easy but if you learn to trust God with all your heart you will have peace, joy and happiness in this life.

A Joyful Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine.

 

Feeling joy in ordinary things isn’t as hard as it seems.  To find joy in your life focus on the good and be grateful for what you have. It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy.   Give thanks to the Lord for in his presence is fullness of joy.

Generosity and Compassion

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 22:9

The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

 

God is generous with us and He expects us to be generous with others. We serve a compassionate God and when we give ourselves to Him, He creates a compassionate heart in us. The awesome thing is that when we give to others from our heart God blesses us even more.  Be generous to those in need and do everything in love. Remember, we can never out give God.