“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
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I was so encouraged by this verse because it was like, Oh great, if I give to other people, then I’m going to get something back. But that’s easy to think of when you first read this verse but I think the second meaning behind it is. If you give so much of yourself so much of your finances to somebody to be generous if you give so much of your energy to a church or to a cause because you’re trying to help and it’s so much of your time and energy that you’re exhausted.
The hope is, God will always fulfill you. It’s not the hope shouldn’t be, don’t worry. I’m going to get twice as much back, (even though you will and that’s amazing). The hope is, God will always be your provider, God will always be your strength, God will always be the one who gives you back twice as much as you first gave.
So I think what our generation needs to be encouraged to do nowadays, is to be generous with our time with our money and our gifts, and with our efforts towards others. I feel like sometimes, everything that we’re being preached at is, everything is for you. It’s very self-centered, and yes you should be working on your character and you should take time out to work on your own self to make sure you’re a healthy individual that is great. But in the meantime, a great way to take care of yourself is to also take care of others and I know that sounds like a very mysterious, but it’s a mysterious truth that God states in His Word in Luke seven.
So I would just encourage you all to give others, it could be a small gift of coffee, and watch how God gives it right back to you, give your time to others give your extra time at work, and watch how God gives it all back to you. And remember that it’s God that will give it back to you and He will do it in such a mysterious and miraculous, beautiful way. And he will always sustain you. So that’s my devotional for today.
Dear God, thank you so much for this opportunity to speak to others and to encourage others through these podcasts, father. You give us so many resources to stay connected with other Christians or to reach out to other people and have them meet you for the first time, so thank you for that, Father, I pray that every listener, every person right now, tuning into this podcast will just be uplifted right now Jesus, that they may feel exhausted, they may feel like they’re giving too much of themselves, they may feel like they are broke because they were too generous, but God we know that you are our provider, you return us back our energy father, you return us back our finances, you are the number one provider and doctor an energy giver and hope giver, and we know God, that you always come through for us, but the first challenge us to give to others as we pray God and we go out there with a drive to bless those around us. We thank you Lord and we love you and we pray for an incredible, incredible day, and in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
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