Each week our family memorizes a proverb together. We started in the fall as a suggestion from the homeschool curriculum we use (My Father's World) and it has made a huge impact on us all.
This weeks proverb:
" A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor."
Okay, so now to the next part I pondered. I googled the word poor and this was the definition I found, lacking in a specified resource or quality. Right away when you hear the word "poor," you think, they have no money. What about those who are poor in spirit? What about those who lack Christ in their lives? I began to think that there are so many that lack that quality. That lack the riches of Christ in their lives. Then the brainstorming began :) How can we share our riches of having Christ with others? Why is it that we always want to just give money and things to people but never sit down and give them the biggest blessing of all; sharing the gift that God has given us. The gift of eternal life. We started to talk about how we shouldn't keep these riches all to ourselves but be "generous" with this gift that God has given us and share it with ANYONE around us.
Then the last part was being blessed when we are generous. Here is the definition for blessing: God's favor and protection. What could be better than that? When we freely give to others in every way then God gives freely to us. By being generous to others God shows his generosity to us by freely giving his favor and protection.
So this week I encourage you to be generous to others. To be FULLY blessed by God!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I have thought about starting a blog for some time now but I have waited to take the plunge until now. I am excited to share with all of you about the every day things that go on in this crazy thing called "my life." I have read and followed so many blogs written by other people but never thought mine could possibly live up to the inspiring stories of people I have read about. I hope that if you are reading and following mine, that I don't disappoint you and that when you come to my blog you will leave encouraged and uplifted and maybe a little challenged. This blog will consist of daily ramblings, quotes I LOVE, articles I am inspired by and lots of other odds and ends. So.......Happy Reading :)