God is Ultimately the Sole and 


Rightful Owner of all, regardless of 


what we think. God has temporarily


 entrusted His creation into our care to


 accomplish His work here on earth. 


We are not owners, but stewards


 established by God.



“In the beginning God created…” 


(Genesis 1:1). 


This basic, uncomplicated yet profound statement is the 


ultimate Ownership clause. And God, being an impartial,


 equitable and righteous Record-keeper will one day 


require an accounting from each of us.

Our desire to freely, willfully and generously give comes 


from God. To have the means to be generous comes from 


God.

One of the greatest blessings 


is... bestowing a blessing 


upon another. The more we 


lift others up... the more our 


hearts are lifted and our 


lives are changed.


When God blesses us, we should consider raising our 

standard of giving and excelling in the grace of giving, not 

because of who a person may be or what they do in return, 

but embracing the opportunity to be a living expression, in 

the purest sense, of God's grace.

We can be the one to set the tone by breathing positivity


 into the environment. We can diffuse gossip and 


complaining by speaking life and truth... even when it is 


not popular. 


We can walk tall, sit tall, and stand tall... even when the 


world around us is swirling. We can look people in the 


eyes and speak to the soul. We can empathize and restrain 


judgment on others. We can be present with others and 


listen more.We can smile and inspire/encourage a 


stranger... and make their day better. 


We can pray for people and choose to be a blessing despite


our own circumstances.

A generous spirit can go a long way. 

To help the poor without any 

expectation of receiving anything in 

return is to honor God.
According to Luke 12:48, When someone has been given 

much, much will be required in return; and when someone 

has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.

Giving is a matter of the heart. Our hearts are not to be 


bound up with worldly treasures. God wants our hearts to 


be devoted to Him. God's grace and freedom keeps on 


giving and transforms us into being more like Jesus, not 


less.

God didn’t add this day to our lives just because we 

needed it. It could very well be that someone out 

there needs us.
As it is written, “He scatters everywhere and gives to the 

poor.”  Now He who supplies seed to the farmer and bread 

to eat will also supply us with seed and multiply it and 

enlarge the harvest that results from our sharing.
Scripture tells us that Believers should consider the 

interest of others and help those in need. If someone asks 

us to pray for them, let us pray. If someone begs for some 

water, food, or money, may we freely give it to them. 

When we give in an upright manner we are doing God’s 

Will, working for God, and being a blessing to others.

Matthew 6:1-4 Beware of practicing your righteousness 

before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no 

reward with your Father who is in heaven. So when you 

give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the 

hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that 

they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have 

their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not 

let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so 

that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who 

sees what is done in secret will reward you.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly 

will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will 

also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has 

purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under 

compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.


God wants us to give for the right 

reasons, not for the sake of being 

noticed and admired by men.

When we give we must be careful to examine our 


motives. We should be giving for the glory of God and the 


good of His people. We must desire God's approval of our 


giving, rather than the praise and admiration of people.


Our giving is ultimately to God, Who is all-seeing and all- 


knowing. Thus, may we give "As unto God."

God blesses us not so we can live with greed, but so we 

can bless others. When God sees that someone is giving 

freely out of love, God blesses them more. We are blessed 

to be a blessing. God has given everyone different talents 

to be used for the benefit of others.

God never asks us to give what we do not have or 


contribute beyond our means. Scripture teaches that the 


benevolence of God's blessings to us is bound to the 


caring and grace of our giving. There is a connection 


within our giving to God and God giving to us. As Paul 


says in 2 Corinthians 9:6 "Now this I say, he who sows 


sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows 


bountifully will also reap bountifully."

Love and sincere deeds are never wasted. They bless 


the recipient and the giver. 


Sometimes we get so caught up in the busyness of life and 


in ourselvesthat we forget that God calls us to lift each 


other up,lend a helping hand, a listening ear, and a willing 


shoulder.


We are giving when we can lift the spirit of another, when 


there is a friendly gesture of compassion, a warm greeting 


or a smile to others we come in contact with. Something 


as simple as a smile can bring healing to a wounded soul. 


The blessings that come from opening our arms to others


 are among the choicest this earth has to offer, and these 


are gifts everyone can afford to give.

There is always a window of opportunity to be a blessing. 


We can be a blessing to others by speaking kind words or 


extending a gentle touch... these gestures could spark or 


put a burst of sunshine into another's day. We can be 


a blessing by creating something meaningful for someone, 


treating everyone, regardless of their station in life, with 


respect and dignity. Respect is the most basic social 


standard, from which all other basic social standards can 


be derived.


With no expectation of reward, let us lend a helping hand 


to those in need, donate money, food, clothing and/or our 


time to a good cause or individuals who can't make ends 


meet. Let us share God's truth, give generously, share 


encouraging words, share Scripture and testimonies,


 pray for someone in need, and without judgment... lend


 an ear and really listen. This, in and of itself, could turn a 


life around.


These are just a few of the countless ways we can


 be of service. May we open our hearts and be assured, 


where there is another soul... there is an opportunity to be 


a blessing.


Scripture makes it clear that God blesses us not so we can 


live with greed, but so we can bless others. As we give 


freely, out of love, God blesses us more. The more we 


aspire to bless others, the more God will open for us His 


Storehouse, the Heavens, to give rain to our land in its 


season and bless all the work of our hands.

God blesses us not so we can live with greed, cravings and 

gluttony, but so we can be a blessing to others.
According to 2 Corinthians 9:8, God is able to bless us 

abundantly, so that in every situation at all times... we will 

abound in every good work. In every way we will grow 

richer and become even more generous, and this will

 cause others to give thanks to God. That in and of itself is 

a major blessing. 

Helping others can make us happier.

By helping others, we are not only increasing our own joy,

 but also affecting an entire community as well.

The principle is clear:


We harvest in proportion to our 


planting.

Let us not even think about criticizing another because of 


their station in life... that is evil. Let us think how we 


would feel into another person’s shoes. 

Generous people give both financially and of themselves, 


in a way that benefits the recipient. Their gifts may include


 time, money, things, and encouragement.



Generous people are also able to receive in such a way that


 the giver gains from the interchange. Their actions are 


motivated by the needs of others, and not of themselves.

It’s Sunday night, the doors are locked, the lights are off, 


and the parking lot is empty. Now, the rescued sinners are


 done for another week... WRONG!


Church is NOT a building. Church is a people.


 Rather than Church being a Sunday thing...


church should be our lifestyle.

 Every student, ambassador, and disciple should be


carrying the mission of God into every sphere of life.


We should be going beyond the walls of the church


 sharing the Good News of the Kingdom with others!


We could share Divine Truths about Life itself.

We could share Divine Truths about happiness.


How to Love, and realize Peace,


Freedom, Safety, Intelligence, Respect, 


Equality, Justice, and how to see and appreciate 


God's mastery all over Nature!

Let us not ignore or try to escape the suffering 


of the world. 


The Gospel brings us to life


 and asks us to press into the city where we live


 and be the light. 


The Gospel invites us to step into places of injustice 


as people of righteousness.


Shine your light so bright


 that it drowns out the darkness.

Look for ways to be a blessing to somebody. 


Your struggles have prepared you for such a time as this.

Helping others out of LOVE 


is always our best option.



We should not be merely an influence, we should be an 


inspiration. By our very own presence we should be


 a tower of strength


to the hungering souls around us... 


serving,


even when no one is watching.

Far too often, some have embraced a pronounced 


compassion-exhaustion


among people.

Some are guilty of de-humanizing and de-personalizing 


those who are from different stations in life.


These divisions provide the necessary rationalization


 for destruction.


 They spawn and perpetuate


 classes of lower and undesirables and


make it very possible for great atrocities to take place.


Their positions are based on another's money, 


class, education, upbringing, and basically... 


all of the superficial aspects.



We should cultivate a mentality in which we see ourselves


not as transients residing


 in an ivory tower,


 but as God-fearing souls, 


seeking first the Kingdom of God


 while having this human experience. 

To help the poor is to honor God.

How many different thoughts and judgments


pass through our minds when we look at people?

"Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds 


before men, to be seen by them.


Otherwise you have no reward 


from your Father in Heaven.



Therefore, when you do a charitable deed,


do not sound a trumpet before you


as the hypocrites do


 in the synagogues and in the streets,


that they may have glory from men.



Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.


But when you do a charitable deed,


do not let your left hand know 


what your right hand is doing,


 that your charitable deed may be in secret;


and your Father who sees in secret


will Himself reward you openly.


Matthew 6 

Each time we see through caring eyes -

 

we look with love -

 

we show the face of God. 

Each time we see through caring eyes -

 

we look with love -

 

we show the face of God. 

Each time we see through caring eyes -

 

we look with love -

 

we show the face of God. 

Each time we see through caring eyes -

 

we look with love -

 

we show the face of God. 

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