Be joyful, be generous! Another giveaway!
One of the things I love about homeschooling is getting to know the other parents who also home school. I have the privilege of knowing several that go to my church and I must say they are some of the nicest most generous people. Often times I've been at a church gathering and someone has brought in a box of things to share with everyone, food, books, clothes, you name it! The best part is they're just sharing to share. When was the last time you did that, just sharing to share. We know, or perhaps have learned along the way that joy, true lasting joy comes in giving to others and blessing others. God's word tells us:
"12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit" Psalm 51:12 NKJV
We learn in this scripture that joy and generosity are Godly traits, they can be learned and strengthened in our relationship with Christ and then we can put them to practice by sharing them with His people. I get in a rut sometimes of thinking oh little ol' me what could I possibly have to offer someone else? But again God's word brings me back to center:
"42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites,[j] which make a quadrans. 43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.” Mark 12:42-44 NKJV
I bet you that widow did not have to pry her hands open to let go of those coins. She gave willingly of her meager means. Whether it be of my time or skills or any worldly good I possess I need to be willing to give when He calls on me. All that we do let us do it wholeheartedly with glad hearts in service to the Lord and if it blesses another let the glory be unto the Lord for He is the provider of all we have and it is through him that we can give.
Now on to the subject of a giveaway, one such wonderful mom is having a giveaway! Go to http://graceisblessedbygod.blogspot.com/
And don't forget, there's still time to enter my giveaway, scroll down to the next post to enter!