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Good Measure and Running Over

I must admit, I have a problem with a stingy selfish spirit. 

It's my pet peeve. I don't like it when we're in a position to help someone and we don't. I'm not talking about helping leeches or people who aren't helping themselves. Trying to help such people is like running in water. You can't do it and you can't go anywhere. I'm referring to us helping people who are helping themselves to do better. Those of us who can help in some way, it doesn't matter how big or small, should do so. Isn't there something each one of us can do for somebody at some point? Isn't there something we possess that God blessed us with that we can bless somebody with? It doesn't always have to be money. Growing up, my mother and aunt loved baking. They always had baking stuff around the kitchen and could whip up a cake in an instant. So guess what people often got from them? Yep, you guessed it, tasty cakes and pies too. Russell Wilson, the professional football player, blesses people by going into hospitals and visiting with them. I'm sure it goes much further, but he's using his time and probably his money, and that's awesome. 

Each one of us can add quality of life to somebody. We can give something and when we do that God will ensure we're blessed even more than we are already. Giving is a great thing and the Lord loves a cheerful giver. His word says, "give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Luke 6:38).

That's great isn't it? 
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