Friday, April 22, 2011

Giving

Deuteronomy 15:10
Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

When i think about all of the qualities that i want to demonstrate for Marley, giving (sharing) is an indespensable one. Through teaching her lessons, i am often convicted about the deficiencies in my own life... giving being one of them. The amount of time i spend thinking about the well being of my family far outweighs the time i spend thinking of others. Sometimes being a mom and a wife consumes most of my thought and energy, when really... is God going to praise me in heaven for all of the million loads of laundry i've done and how clean ive managed to keep my house? Maybe. But these pointless things keep me from realizing the amount of people in this world that are in need. I'm amazed at how much i forget about God and HIS will during the times when my life is so perfect and happy. My "self" centered universe is driving me crazy and  when i stop and ask myself  "How much of my life is lived in the spirit of giving?" I am so sad with the reality of the answer.


So i'm going to start living my life a little on the wild side. I'm going to try and put myself out there in ways my introverted personality will hate. I want to start using the things ive been blessed with to help others.


Here goes!
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2 comments:

Kayla Alonso said...

Just read this for the first time.. pretty much the exact same thing that the Lord has put on my heart and everything we talked about tonight! We are so the same person sometimes, I can't handle how much our minds mimic eachother without us even knowing it. I love that we are on the same page! You are such an encouragement in my life. I am so thankful for you!! I'm gonna love you til the day I die :)

AmberThrane said...

I know its insane. I came home feeling so unbelievably blessed to have you in my life... Today has been so awesome i feel like a whole new person. Sometimes a little fellowship with Godly friends reminds me of how much i've missed my fellowship with GOD!

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