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765th -- Formula For A Successful Life


We should always be quick to remember those less fortunate than us and do
all we can to make their life better. The Lord who has blessed us with 
both earthly and spiritual blessings has commanded that we use what we have
been given to freely give to those who are in need. We must be generous 
with how we act towards others because the testimony of our salvation 
directly reflects on how we treat one another. Another good reason that 
we should be quick to give is because givers gain. There can never be a 
harvest unless there is first seed planted in good ground. (Philippians 2:1-7)

The gifts that we give whether they are financial or personal should be 
given with the thought that it will be returned to us pressed down, shaken
together and running over. That's what the Bible says. Every gift that 
we sow will reap a just harvest for us in due time. Be encouraged to be a
giver in your life. Do not allow yourself to be stingy and hold on to what
seems so valuable right now. One hundred years from now all of our 
positions will either be discarded or given to someone else. Why not 
invest what we have now to both better others and show that our heart is 
not closed to God's leading. (Luke 6:38) (2 Corinthians 9:6-9) (Matthew 6:19-21)

I hope this message ministers to your heart to be a giver in life. You 
will be sowing into your future good things that will grow and you will in
due time reap much more than you can ever think or imagine.


I have a friend who prepares taxes. He lamented to me once about some of
his wealthier clients - those with six and seven figure incomes. Some of 
these people, he said, even despite the obvious tax benefits, refused to 
give any of their money away. Some are spending more money on grooming 
their pets than on feeding hungry children. They simply have not discovered
the importance and power of giving. And sadly, these wealthier clients are
in a position to do something significant, but they choose to do nothing 
at all.

Author Kent Nerburn wrote a book titled Letters To My Son: A Father's 
Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love. In one letter, he teaches his son the 
value of generosity:

“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of 
chance, and none can say why some fields will blossom and others lay brown
beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past your 
differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices in life no
more easily made. And give. Give in any way that you can, of whatever you
possess. To give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Care less for your
harvest than how it is shared, and your life will have meaning and your 
heart will have peace.”

How fortunate for one boy that his father is showing him how to truly live!

People who live well are experts at giving. They give their money; they 
give their time. They share their wisdom and their skills. They quickly 
say yes when asked to help.

For them, the formula is simple: to give is to love and to love is to live.
It's a formula for a successful life.

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 12:14-17 “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of 
the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to
men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no 
man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”

Hebrews 13:1-3 “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain
strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them
that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as
being yourselves also in the body.”

Galatians 6:1-4 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are
spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering 
thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so
fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work,
and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”

1 Peter 3:8-11 “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of 
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil 
for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that
ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that 
will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, 
and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; 
let him seek peace, and ensue it.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: WHEN JESUS LOOKS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem54.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: THE REWARD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony105.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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