|Painting by our Son, Daniel Marquart|
Good Morning dear Christian hearts, may the Glory of the Father, Son and Spirit bring you peace and tranquility today as a silent, soft snowfall....
Adjustment to a "me" life is not easy at all after being a "we" life for 52 years. I know many of you can identify with me as I walk through the rest of my life alone. With God's ever present help, I will continue on but with a heavy heart.
I subscribe to In Touch Ministries and get a daily message from Charles Stanley Ministries each morning. I was inspired to post this morning after reading the last paragraph of his message below:
"Have you hindered your spiritual growth by sowing sparingly? If you become a generous giver, God promises to "increase the harvest of your righteousness" (v. 10). There are needs in the church and the world that He wants to meet through your generosity. Let His blessings flow through you."
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"Let His blessings flow through you." For me, nothing is enjoyed unless it is shared. When I took the 2-year Bethel Bible Teacher's Course, it was totally based on "Blessed to be a blessing."
Teacher's course, it was
Genesis 12:1-3 1The Lord and said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. 2"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed 3I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
Don't you just love that??
In other words, when you are blessed by God, you become a blessing to others by sharing His word, His love, His giving spirit. That is why I personally am not a rich person in so much as money or material goods because my husband and I always believed that it is more blessed to give than to receive! And we would never have done it any other way.
I am not saying give everything away and live in Poverty, although many great Christians of old and present day, have done so, e.g. Mother Teresa. However, share where you can of your time, your money, your material goods. " To whom much is given, much is expected."
For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12:48
What, you say you have nothing? Oh But you do! You have a Christian loving spirit that you can share the word of God with all you meet. Let the spirit of the Lord be in your heart and on your lips and the love of Jesus shine forth in your eyes. I have had persons in the past tell me that I had a light in my eyes. I truly believe they could see the Christ in me... Are you not worthy? Oh yes, you ARE worthy. God treasures each and every one of you and delights in reaching others through you.
What do others see in your eyes?? You are a BLESSING just waiting to be bestowed upon someone. God Bless you all!
|Sketch by Son Daniel Marquart of Bill and me|
from a photograph...Thank you Danny ♥
Thank you for coming, and do come again soon.