How has your October been? I have had a busy month learning my new job and concentrating more on memorizing everything possible so I can do my best there.
As I was driving early this morning ; Giving came to mind and I thought; I am going to write a blog today . So, I started thinking about all types of things relating to Giving ; as well as what the Bible has to say about giving.
What do YOU think of when I say the word ” Giving? What feelings come to mind when you hear the phrase, ” To Give”?
Of course I had to look it up in the dictionary! As a verb: Giving means ” Freely transfer the possession of something to someone; hand over to or provide or supply with” . As a noun: it means ” The capacity to bend or alter in shape under pressure”.
To Freely transfer the possession of something to someone— like your time? or your love?. Yes, it could even be a present,
your money, or something you don’t use anymore and your giving it to someone else. When is the last time you did any of the above things? Have we come to a place yet as a society that instead of giving your used clothes, we buy new clothes and give them to charities? Instead of giving a used car, we buy a new one and give it to someone who needs one? Why do we always give our used stuff away? Why don’t we buy new things and give those away? Just a thought.
Is it in our capacity to give to someone in such a way that it would alter their life in a better way? Another thought that came to my mind.
How does it make you feel when someone gives of their time to YOU? When someone gives you a gift? When someone changes your life in a way because of their giving actions towards you?
You know one of the things that I thought of from the Bible is the verse we all know; John 3:16.
Read it. God loved us SO much that He GAVE His only Son! I’d say the first one ever to GIVE if you really thing about it. (He gave Adam and Eve life in the Garden, right. )
The Bible has many verses about giving, and I read them! Conclusion being when you give, your heart shall not be grieved; when giving: offer willingly.
I like the verse in Proverbs that said , ” Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it”.
So, I hope I got you thinking a bit more on what it is : TO GIVE ?.
I myself, now am thinking of ways I can give more to people. As a follower of Jesus we can learn so much from Him. He gave His all so that we may live. Forever.
Lots to think of and I’ve been thinking a lot today already.
Be blessed in your day! Remember to give freely. Bless someone today, this weekend.