More Giving!

IDOK Devotion for Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prayers for this crud to go away would not be wasted on me! 🙂 I do not remember the last time I was THIS sick. But as I told my Baby Girl this afternoon, JESUS is Present and so Sweet to me.

And now that the day (Tuesday) is approaching a close, especially for me, and for lack of better words, I’m just plain worn out, but I don’t want to miss giving you something to mull over in the morning.  I see a pattern here and it’s not my doing! I think you’ll see it too in Helen Steiner Rice’s poem from A Collection of Love Gifts which poem just ‘happened’ to be at the place the book opened for me tonight.

Give Lavishly! Give Abundantly!

The more you give, the more you get — The more you laugh, the less you fret–The more you do unselfishly, the more you live abundantly. . .

The more of everything you share, the more you’ll always have to spare– the more you love, the more you’ll find that life is good and friends are kind. . .

For only what we give away, enriches us from day to day.

Any of you find this true?

2 Corinthians 9:(New American Standard Bible) 6Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  7Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

And I said to my Sunday School Class some months back, “Does that mean God does not love the grumpy giver?” Of course not, He loves them too but perhaps He does not enjoy their company as much. 🙂

ABBA, I ask You now for restful and restorative sleep for myself and for all our IDOKS. And thank You for reminding me of Joann Givhan. The family has done what they believe is right to do; we are waiting on You, ABBA.  And we pray for peace and comfort for each of them who love her so much, especially Ed.

And, ABBA, there are others on my mind too, You know their names, You know the hurt, You know the chaos and I am asking You to step in and rescue this family, particularly that young, impressionable teenager. Save her from herself I pray.

And we dare not forget the remainder of our Praying for These, wanting and asking for Your blessings upon them all. And on our IDOK Troops, safety and protection and peace of mind. And yes, HOLY SPIRIT, again I ask You for a pouring out of Your Conviction that will convince the people of America to repent in JESUS NAME.  Amen and amen.

Holy hugs, kt