Did you know that whatever you lack in life if you give that thing away it will come back to you multiplied many times over? How can that be? How can giving away what we don't possess come back to us at an increased amount? It is true because whatever we sow in life will come back to us either for good or for bad. If we sow love, goodness, kindness, mercy, joy into the lives of others, we should expect to receive the same thing multiplied in our own life. God promised time and again that we will reap exactly what we have sown. That is why we are forewarned so many times to do good without motive, to forgive every offense, to love without pretense and to do to others as we would have them do to us. God wishes for us to lead a full and blessed life and when we follow His command to sow rightfully we are setting ourselves up for victory by simply being obedient to Almighty God. (Romans 12:4-8) (Jeremiah 17:5-11)
Whatever we put into life is exactly what we will receive from life. The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 “Remember this a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” We have all heard the expression that “givers gain” and when it comes to helping another rise higher, this quote could not be more true. The giver gains, but that one in need who received from us was also made better than they were before. Be encouraged to be a blessing when the opportunity comes your way. (Colossians 3:23-25) (Luke 6:35-36)
Always remember that the Lord has not given us His commands and statutes to hinder our life or to make our life boring, but rather He has given us these commands so that our life may be blessed, victorious and significant. It is to our ultimate advantage to love our neighbor as ourselves, to bless those who persecute us, to forgive every offense, to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. When we allow the Lord to shine through our life we will be making an impact that is unknowable in our own minds. We can’t look into the hearts of others, but when we lead our life by the example that the Lord Jesus has set for us, we will be leaving a legacy of love that will not be forgotten by those whom we have touched and making that type of impact is something we can all be proud to partake in. (Matthew 5:13-16) (Luke 6:27-36)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to be a giver in life and because you are expect to be blessed multiplied many times over.
WHAT YOU GIVE IS WHAT YOU GET
“What you give is what you get.” I am sure that everyone of us have heard those words uttered again and again in our lives. They remain age old words of wisdom that go back thousands of years. They go along with “reaping what we sow” and “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.” What amazes me most about these wonderful words, though, is the truth that lies in them. I see this truth everyday in my own life.
This truth shines through the actions of my youngest son whose smiles, hugs, and laughter light up the world around him in spite of his handicap. This truth glows from the life of my daughter whose kindness, friendship, and loving spirit brightens the lives of those around her. This truth flows out of the behavior of my oldest boy who is a friend to the world and never met anyone he didn't like. This truth radiates from everything I watch my wife do as she makes the world a better place for her family, friends, co-workers, and the many pets she rescues. This truth lights up my own life as I see again and again every good, kind, and loving thing I do come back to bless me with even greater joy.
Don't be afraid to give then. Give your time, your energy, your talents, your love, and your joy. Share all the fantastic blessings God gives to you with those around you. Become as Leo Buscaglia said “the most beautiful, sensitive, wondrous, magical, unique, fantastic person in the world”, so that you can share that person with everyone everywhere. If you can do this then what you will get back will be so glorious and wonderful that you will never want to stop giving. It is true that what you give is what you get. But if what you give is love, joy, peace, happiness, goodness, delight, and oneness with God then what you get will be a thousand times greater.
By Joseph J. Mazzella
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus says, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
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 fulfill 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.”
Philippians 2:3-7 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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