Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We Can Never Out Give God~




Proverbs 11:24-25 (King James Version)


 24There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
 25The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

There are those that are givers~yet there are those that withhold more than they should!  I want to be a person who freely gives~after all ~it all belongs to God anyway!

We make a living by what we get out of life but we make a life by what we give and how we give it. I truly believe that the One who gave His most beloved Son expects us to be willing to give too. What can I do to give to someone today? Maybe the gift you give today could be the answer to someones prayer.

I have learned that we can never out give God~no matter if it is our money or our time! Through the years when I have listened to the Lord and gave ~He has always given back.

One winter the children and I were coming home from running errands and when we returned home we found a strange man shoveling our driveway. It was at our old home and the driveway was really long.This poor man had shoveled ~by hand~ the entire drive. I simply asked him who had paid him to shovel my drive~after I drove around the block and debated how to handle the situation. I knew my do-it-yourself man would have never hired someone to do a job he could do himself~LOL~he had a snow blower!

Long story short the man had the wrong house. I felt so bad. I only had a ten dollar bill in my wallet. I needed my ten dollar bill but the Lord told me to give it to him. I apologized to the man ~explaining that it was all I had and I gave it to him along with an invitation to our church and a Gospel Tract on how to get to Heaven. I prayed for the man and to this day pray that he accepted the free gift of salvation. I may have just planted a seed or maybe watered a seed that others had planted. He thanked me and went to the neighbor's house that he had been hired to shovel. I even prayed they would pay him better than I just had.
 A few days later my Brian was working in the yard and a ten dollar bill just blew to him~no kidding.

I have many stories in my life like this where God gave back to me. The amazing thing is~ He was was simply showing me that I could trust Him~for it was only $10.00. We can NEVER out give God!


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