MONDAY 29TH FEB.,2016
TOPIC: GENEROSITY PAYS OFF
TEXT: Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, Pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
The surgeon who pioneered the artificial heart, is the kind of doctor who shows up at the hospital on Sundays, just to cheer up discouraged patients. He even changes dressings and, if a patient wants him to stick around and talk, he always does. His friends says, he is ‘an old shoe’ who fits in wherever he goes.’ He also believes that ‘arriving’ is not a place where others serve you, but where you get to serve them. Here is the view of a writer, ‘We occupy a common space, but we no longer have common interests. It’s as if we are on an elevator with rules like ‘No talking or smiling or eye-contact allowed without written consent of the management.’ We’re losing touch with one another! The motivation to help, to encourage, yes, to serve our fellow man is waning. Yet it’s these things that form the essentials of a happy, fulfilled life.
This is what Jesus meant when He said, ‘The greatest among you will be your servant’ (Matthew 23:11 NlV). Everything God gives you is first a gift to enjoy, then a seed to sow Do you have a good education, leadership ability/skill or more money than you need? Humility is an elusive virtue. We need to humbly serve others as if we are serving Christ. You have seeds – sow them! Read these Scriptures – God’s promises regarding generosity, then start giving to others what He’s given to you. That’s the way to find happiness!- Acts 2:42-45, Josh. 2:6-16, Tim. 6:18.
MEDITATION: 2 Cor 9:6-8
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 8:21-34/EX.40/PROV 19