Food for the Soul

CheerFULL Giving

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Giving is such a blessing. The person who receives the gift is blessed and the person who gives the gift is blessed. It is a win-win!

But many times gifts may not be shared with a cheerful heart. For some, giving becomes a bitter sacrifice. And even though the person on the receiving end may be blessed, the person giving falls short of the blessing because the giving was not done cheerfully.

 

I have fallen short of the blessing of giving many times because I tried to hold on to something that the Lord was putting on my heart to share. Many times I may grumble as I go through the motions of completing the mundane tasks of the day instead of realizing these tasks are blessing my family. Many times I fail to realize that what I do everyday in service for my family is honoring my King. I can choose to give cheerfully or give with a bitter heart.

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I have learned over the years that it is better to give than to receive. So when the Lord puts it on my heart to give, I try to do my best to do so with a cheerful heart. Last year in my Women’s Proverbs 31 group, I learned a few things about cheerful giving that I want to share with you. Hopefully one or more of these will strike a chord with you and encourage you to cheerfully give of your time, treasure, and talent.

  • Don’t resent acts of service or dread them. Offer them up as a sacrifice–as a love to God and love to others.
  • Consider the most mundane daily tasks an act of worship.
  • Serve your family as an act of worship.
  • Go through your day humming a tune in your heart.
  • Turn your eyes off yourself and on to others.
  • Speak to others what you would say about someone if they were there with you.
  • Be quick to give love cheerfully.
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 4:9
Let’s Talk

What are some ways you cheerfully give? Can you think of a time that you were hesitant to give something away?

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4 thoughts on “CheerFULL Giving”

        1. No problem! I totally understand. Oh my! Back to work?!? Wow! How do you feel about going back to work? How are you holding up? I am on that same journey “back to work” except I am still homeschooling, running a blog, and working on building a home business (essential oils!). I am really loving it but it is work and time. So I totally understand! I think of you often. Blessings.

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