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You are More Rich than Poor
More Blessed to Give
Acts 20:35 states, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
We often say someone is blessed because of what they might have or the success of family members; almost like you're more blessed by who or what you received or earned. When you are with both sides of your family at Thanksgiving, you think, "I'm blessed"; or maybe you say the same thing when you are looking at Christmas cards with family pictures. It's true. You are blessed, friend! How about whenever you gave an offering at church and it felt like giving your best? Again, you are blessed, friend! Let's look at a passage in the Bible.
Luke 21:1-4 states, "And He (Jesus) looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had."'
You are More Rich than Poor in Life
The widow was more poor than rich and she functioned as if she was blessed, being more rich than poor. Let's go there. When you give, think, "Wow, I am blessed." You may even want to say, "More blessed."
I hope you are encouraged. You are more blessed by giving, whether you have a lot or a little.
Questions to consider:
1. How do you function? More rich than poor? More poor than rich? Notice anxiety and fear tag along when you function as more poor than rich.
2. When do you see yourself as blessed?
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