As the Lord showers His blessings upon us, I do not want to forget those that are less fortunate. How often do I get so caught up in my own agendas that I neglect those in need of my help?
Yet God says that we should keep the needy in our minds, and when we do that, He too, shall keep our needs in His mind, and supply them according to His abundant resources.
Therefore,I should develop a lifestyle of giving and help the less fortunate whenever i can. It does not matter how small the act itself might seem, for God looks not at the outside act, but rather the heart through which the act is done.
In fact, 1 Corinthians 13:3 says that, “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing”. This goes to show the importance of having the right motives when helping others.
Indeed, when we give without love, our gift is without substance. On the other hand, when we give a gift out of love, it becomes larger than us, and we effectively become a channel through which God can bless others. This kind of love has a way of coming back to us, especially when we do not expect anything in return. It multiplies in mysterious ways, and fills us to the overflowing even as we are giving it away.
Truly, when i wrap my gift in love, it pleases God, and allows His abundant blessings to flow in me and through me to bless everyone around Me.
That’s what I’m gonna do!
In the Bonds of Calvary,