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87th -- Giving When It Counts

  

No matter what is going wrong in your life, let us praise the Lord 
together and let Him know our eyes are not focused on the problem, 
but on Him who is called the great I AM. I encourage you to be glad 
and rejoice in the Lord and never allow anything to steal your Joy. 
The Bible declares in Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always: and
again I say, Rejoice." In the good times and in the bad times; rejoice 
and be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Ephesians 6:10)

This is a good story that shows how blessed it is to give, even if we have
to make sacrifices of our own. I was really touched by this story and
hope it has the same effect on you. 


GIVING WHEN IT COUNTS

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know
a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious disease.

Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 
5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had
developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. 

The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the
little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw
him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, 
"Yes, I'll do it if it will save herů

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and
smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his
face grew pale and his smile faded. 

He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start
to die right away?" 

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he
was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her
life. 

Author Unknown


I wish more people gave of themselves wholeheartedly as the boy in this 
story, myself included. I believe God wants us all to be givers just as 
He is a giver. Jesus says in Luke 6:35 "...love ye your enemies, and do
good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great,
and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the 
unthankful and to the evil." Nobody has ever given as much as the Lord 
Jesus Christ. He gave of Himself so much that He died on a cross because
of His love for you and I.

I encourage you to love your neighbor as yourself as the Bible instructs 
us to do and treat others the way you yourself would want to be treated.
For us to be blessed, we must first be a blessing. The Bible says give 
and it will be given unto you. For a farmer to have a harvest, he must 
first sow a seed. Keep these things in mind the next time you have an 
opportunity to be a blessing in someone else's life. This is your chance
to be blessed by the Lord for your kind act or deed. (Mark 12:31) (Luke 6:38)

Our God is a just God and will never forget the work that you do in His 
name as it is written in Hebrews 6:10 "For God is not unrighteous to 
forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward His name,
in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister." Never think 
that doing good and helping others is in vain. You never know the 
blessings that will come to your life because of what you have done for 
others. 


Read and meditate on these scriptures:

John 15:11-13 Jesus says "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy
might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my 
commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love 
hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

1 John 4:7-8 "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and 
every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not
knoweth not God; for God is love."

Psalm 37:23-27 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am 
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging 
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. Depart
from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore."

All scriptures can be found in the King James Version. 


In Christ Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 

 
 

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