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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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November 27, 2013 - Generosity Encouraged

By Scott McChrystal

"But just as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us — see that you also excel in this grace of giving" (2 Corinthians 8:7, NIV).

Generosity is not tied directly to the amount of wealth we possess. Generosity relates to our willingness to share what we have with others in need.

Paul commends the Corinthian Christians for their excellence in many things. Now he exhorts them to excel in giving. Paul urged these Corinthians, along with other Macedonian churches, to provide financial support to the hurting church in Jerusalem.

Military people tend to be very generous. From my personal service experience, I recall many times when military units or communities reached out financially to care for others who were hurting.

Being a generous person blesses others and pleases God. But what if this doesn't describe you? Can you change?

Yes, absolutely! I recommend three initial steps: First, read and study Scriptures that speak about generosity. Second, pray and ask God to change your heart. Third, step out in faith and give to others.

Obedience to God in giving will put you on the road to becoming a generous person. This week of Thanksgiving, you can discover the closely related joy of gratitude and giving.

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Adapted from Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 3.

 

 

 

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