Giving Back

My apologies!  I posted this yesterday for publication this early this am.  Somehow, author error is my guess, it has evaporated into cyber space!  ARGGGH!  Anyway. . .”I am amply supplied, having received the gifts you sent” (Philippians 4:18)  Am I generous?  Forget the glass being half full, how do I see myself, my situation?  Having RECEIVED from God, am I ready and willing to GIVE time, energy, attention, effort and money to others and to the Lord?  Or do I stay a consumer?, trained by this present age to always be needing something, always asking, never realizing that one of my deepest needs is to GIVE BACK.  Prayer is part of my contribution.  Whenever I pray “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done” I am using the privilege of prayer for something other than my own needs!  I am giving back,  offering myself and my heart in grateful service to the one who has so generously loved me.  Am I generous?  Prayer will lead me there.  To the glory of God.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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