A godly and biblically-based devotional to help people with their faith and confidence; to encourage, educate, and inform. Come everyday for inspiration. Almost everybody is going through something and you can get through it with Jesus. I am a witness to that fact. Never give up on the great blessings God already has lined up for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
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A Giving Spirit
Tis' the season, isn't it?
It's the time when we see more obvious giving than normal and although that's a good thing, it would be great to see it more often.
In my blog post (November 17, 2016) I talked about Dave Ramsey's book, The Total Money Makeover. In that book Dave talked about what he calls Baby Steps, which are 7 steps to becoming financially/debt free. Step 7 is the point where wealth is achieved and giving/helping people is more abundant.
That is the point that excites me the most, because wouldn't it be great to just be able to help others who are helping themselves or to help those who are less fortunate? Wouldn't it be great to set things up that blesses people and their families? I believe those are some of the reasons God blesses us. He wants us to be a blessing for others. That's what God told Abram when he told him to leave his family and go to an unknown land. God was blessing Abram to be a blessing to others and Abram went in faith (Genesis 12). Abram's name was eventually changed to Abraham and he was a giver. He gave of himself more than anything, he went on to become one of the most anointed leaders of all time and his name was made great. That's a great example of why the bible tells us to "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).
So I'm serious when I say that we can all do much to help people. That is one of the main reasons I strive to live in my purpose. My purpose is to uplift others in some way, shape, or form. What about you?
Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. How are you feeling today? What kind of head space have you been in lately? I ask, because I'm just wondering if anybody feels like me -- free like me. Free as an eagle. Free as can be. That's right, out with doing business the old stale way and in with a fresh new operation. It's a shifting happening in the atmosphere of Sharon's life and I'm moving on to the big and awesome things God has for me. What do you say for yourself? What are you speaking over your life? What it is for you? For me, I am no longer afraid to go out in the deep end. I am no longer afraid to fly higher, I am no longer concerned about what I have or do not have, and I am no longer concerned about what anybody thinks or says. Who the heck cares anymore? I don't. Because God tells me he doesn't give me a spirit of fear or timidity ( 2 Timothy 1 :7) , but He gives me a spirit of love, confidence, power, self-control, and
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Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. When I was going through a dark time -- when I had nothing -- there was a certain person who helped me sometimes. She helped me whenever she basically felt like it, but she did help, and for that I'm appreciative. But, something interesting happened after I started growing out of my despair. Something interesting started happening when I no longer needed her for anything. And something interesting happened even though I remained kind and grateful towards. The interesting thing that happened was that she started hating on me. She started treating me differently. At first I was really bothered by it, because I thought she and her husband were nice people I wanted in my life. I liked that they had a sense of compassion and were interested in helping people who were down and low. That really appealed to me, because I was raised that way; my mother was raised that way; her mother was raised that way, and it goes back to as fa