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I’ve noticed that the happiest people I know are people who give of themselves and their resources. On the other hand, the most miserable people I know are selfish and greedy. Coincidence? We should develop a heart for giving. Once we learn this principal and apply it to our own lives, I believe we’ll have more joy, peace and happiness. In church terms, people think that if they tithe, they are givers. Even though it all begins with tithing, (and every Christian should give their tithes to a local church) in reality, tithing is returning to God what is rightfully His. Giving starts after the tithe, not before it. You return a tithe, and give an offering. Being a giver means that you give as the Holy Spirit prompts or directs. God is a giver and we should act and think like Him. We don’t give to get, we just give. Our society has become more selfish and as believers, we sometimes listen to the world and its’ philosophies instead of honoring God and obeying His Word. Let’s learn to become true givers and watch how God restores peace, joy and happiness back into our lives. The word “blessed” means: “happy, fortunate, to be envied.” Let’s be that.
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 12:55 PM CDT
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