Monday, December 25, 2017

It’s the Season of Giving.

Christmas is a festive season celebrated around the world! Once again the time for gifts to be flying around from hugely wrapped goodies to hampers own mini towels you name it.

Are you fond of receiving gifts alone or do also practice the art of giving too? We know that this is indeed the season for love and giving as well as the expression of gratitude.

It should be noted that giving gifts during the festive period is not a matter of how much you spend but the thought behind it and the fact that you remembered someone at a time like this. It is not everyone that is is inclined towards buying a gift for someone.

At times it could be because they are could not bothered, feel lazy about it, have no clue how to buy a gift or would rather just give money or nothing at all.

Here are 5 verses I’ve chosen to get you giddy to give!

1.) Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)- “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” The Lord blesses those who bless others, because His will is that we serve those around us.

2.) Psalm 37:21 (NIV)- “The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.” A mark of a Christian is their willingness to pour into the lives of those in need. God always supplies His people with something to give—be it spare change, our time or otherwise. You can always bless someone, either physically, spiritually, or emotionally.

3.) 2 Corinthians 8:12 (NLT)- “Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.” It is not mandatory that we give away what we can’t afford to lose. As aforementioned, there are many ways to sow into someone else,
spiritually and physically. You can be a blessing without going beyond your means.

4.) 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)- “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Our charity is a service to God, rather than just a service to man. Therefore, what we give will only be deemed acceptable if we give it out of cheerfulness, kindness and sincerity of our heart. We should not have to be bribed or persuaded to give to others.

5.) Proverbs 14:21 (NKJV)- “He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.” It pleases God when we serve others and give freely, as He does for us on a daily basis. There is joy found in giving!

This season, don’t hold back. Do something to improve someone’s day. Whether it be big or small, as long as it is done in love and in truth, God smiles on your good deeds and will reward you for them.

The Act of Giving is a worthy cause.

Open the way for receiving by giving someone a Christmas Gift this season.
Wishing You a Merry Christmas!


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