Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. I am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches. You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.
                                                     2 Corinthians 8:7-9 (NLT)

We've all seen small children playing before.  Sometimes they'll get along, and sometimes they won't.  I've seen a child hoard all the toys, even the ones that he wasn't playing with before, because he didn't want the other one to touch his stuff.  

I've also noticed a little girl who spent a great deal of time creating some craft, only to hand it to me when she was done.  


The difference is not between little boys and little girls.  For either can hoard their toys, and either can share generously.  The difference is that one is showing love for self and the other is showing love for another.  

We are the little boy with all the toys, as well as the little girl with the newly made creation.  But it's up to us to choose which we will act like.

Are we insecure and afraid to give?  Or are we satisfied knowing that what we have is not really our own, but something that is on loan from God?

In the love of Christ,


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