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Thought and Prayer for Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 GIVE FREELY

There is a saying about if we cling to something too much we will lose it. It's true. The more we hang on to money, the better chance we have of losing it all. However, when we give and give freely, we will become more and more wealthy. Another saying is we can't out give God. For everything we give, He will give us back more than we had before. We should remember whatever we want more of we should give what we do have away.

SCRIPTURE:
Proverbs 11:24 "Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything." (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. List the things you have been blessed with.
2. Write down how you can share what you have with others.
3. Know God will always provide when we give to others.
4. Trust in Him and give freely to those in need.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we pray You will keep us aware of what we need to give to others. Not because of what we can get in return but because You tell us to give freely. We pray You will cleanse our hearts and open them to giving. Help us to freely give as You have freely given to us. Show us what we have to give and how we can help others. We give You our lives to do with as You will. In Jesus' name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Whatever we want more of, we need to give what we do have in that area away to others. God will bless the gift and the giver.

We will be more blessed when we give more than we receive.

Acts 20:35b "You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

The wealth we receive from giving is an eternal wealth that will last forever.

God blesses the giver who gives from the heart.

FOCUS:
Proverbs 11:4 "Riches won’t help on the day of judgment, but right living can save you from death." (NLT)

Since we can't take it with us when we go, we should give it away freely and be truly blessed.
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