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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"The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them" (Proverbs 28:22).
Don't be stingy, ok? Please don't be. Yes, be smart and wise with your giving, but whatever we do, we can't be stingy. It's a sure way to be driven to poverty in one way or another. Think about it. Stingy people are usually pretty selfish people, wouldn't you say? Because stingy isall about a mindset of, 'why should I? What if I lose giving to you? Why don't you work for it like I did?' But this is not a good mentality regarding helping people. I don't mean helping leeches or the people who are lazy and just want a handout. I'm talking about helping people who genuinely need help and we have the resources to help them
I have heard my pastor, as well as, TD Jakes say that when they help people, they don't expect anything back. In other words, they don't give loans, they just give. I love this, because that's how Jesus was. He said the poor will always be among us (Matthew 26:11). That doesn't only mean the poor in money, it can be the poor in spirit. We have to help those who dwell among us. There are many ways to do so. That's what Jesus did as He walked the earth. He never turned anybody away. He gave freely and never expected anything back. When He healed and spoke to people He did it from His love and kindness for them. Jesus was love and everything He did, He did in love. He didn't want people to give Him anything. He just gave, because He loved people and He wanted them to give their hearts over to His Father (God). What nobility, virtue, goodness, honor, decency, integrity, and selflessness. It just makes me love Jesus even more. We can all strive to be like Him as we give with a generous heart, just as He did.
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