Matthew 5:42 niv

give

This is not saying we are to give or lend to those who have not because they are lazy.
Sometimes the most helpful thing to do for these people is to give them work to do
in exchange for what they are asking us to give them.
 However, if someone is needy and asks for our help we are to freely give to them    
and if someone needs help temporarily we are to lend to them.
Pray for a tender heart and wisdom when giving and lending.

Do you know someone who asks for help but is unwilling to help themselves?
Do you give to them what they are asking for or do you find other ways to help them?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Luke 6:38 niv

filled

We will always have plenty when we give of what we have to others.

What do you have to give?
 Time, comfort, compassion, a hug…?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Proverbs 25:21-22 msg

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Because we love ourselves;
when we are hungry we eat and when we are thirsty we drink.

We are to love our enemies as we love ourselves.

Who is your enemy…or maybe someone you just don’t like?
Will you love them as you love yourself?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

Proverbs 22:9 niv

feed

When we give…we receive.
Simple.

What do you have that you can share?     
Things that are touched with the hands?  
Something  that touches the heart?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

Proverbs 11:24 niv

give

It is a paradox that the more you give the more you will have
and the less you give the less you will have.
In God’s bank not all wealth is money.
If you do not have money to give He will provide you with time or talent.
This is the way of God’s economy.

Do you think you have nothing of value to give?
Is there something you have you are unwilling or afraid to give
thinking that without it you will be poor?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia