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Monday, October 18, 2010

Verse of the Day

2 Corinthians 9:6-9 (English Standard Version)

 6The point is this:whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
I show a picture of Mother Teresa because I feel she was a living example of someone who let the love and compassion of Jesus shine through her. She is such an inspiring indivual. Who used compassion as a verb and lived out her faith.
Some of my thoughts: I like these verses because they are a good reminder that God wants us to apply our faith and act on it. We see the best example of this through Jesus. He actively went out, healing, giving hope to the hopeless, helping others, teaching, preaching. All of us are given different spiritual gifts, perhaps we aren't preachers or healers, perhaps we are just those who can uplift those who find themselves in low places spiritually, encouraging them. Regardless of what our role is in God's Kingdom it is evident in scripture that no matter what we do, the intentions behind our actions are what is important to God, not the actions themselves. "God loves a cheerful giver" not one that complains afterwards about how much they gave or that grumbles about the "good deed" they just did because it perhaps took them away from another desire they had. He wants us to act, driven by the Spirit, with love and compassion, spurned onwards by a deep desire to serve our loving God and glorify Him.
Any thoughts?

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