David M. Kealy
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12
"Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving." 2 Corinthians 9:7 (The Message)
The above passages are about giving. We find a lot about giving in the Bible, the Word of God. I selected these two after reading a daily devotional today by John C. Maxwell. In his Leadership ~ Promises for Every Day he quotes from Your Road Map for Success.
"Nothing has such a positive impact on a person as giving to others. And people who have a giving spirit are some of the most positive people I know. That's because giving is the highest level of living. They focus their time and energy on what they can give to others rather than what they can get from them. And the more a person gives, the better his attitude.
Most unsuccessful people don't understand this concept. They believe that how much people give and their attitude about it are based on how much they have. But, that is not true. I know many people who have very little but are tremendous givers. And I know people who have been blessed with money, good families, and wonderful careers who are stingy and suspicious of others. In life, it's not what you have that makes a difference. It's what you do with what you have and the is based completely on attitude."
In the community where we live we are surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of people who volunteer. They do it because they want to not because the have too. They give of their time and talents to help. people in need. It is not necessarily because they have more, it's because they have the right attitude.
Think and plan on ways how you can improve your "giving spirit".
David M. Kealy
1 Timothy 1:12 is a life verse that led to our creating Reaching People far from God