This is my attempt at having an ongoing conversation about the Word of God, life and ministry - especially thoughts on the daily lectionary and the movement of the Spirit of God at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (although everything contained herein is strictly my own thoughts and not the view of GSPC) or something like that
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Advent Conspiracy Devotional: Sunday, December 12th
Scripture: Proverbs 11:24 One persongives freely, yet gains evenmore; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
Reflection: It is one of the great quirks of the lives we live, that it seems that the more we give of ourselves, the more we seem to get.But this isn’t some accident or truly just a quirk.This is the way that God designed and intended it to be.
God is a God of relationships. He wants a relationship with each and every one of us and God wants us to be in relationship with each other.It is through relationships that God often chooses to show grace and share blessings with those that need it in the world.Because God desires us to be in relationship with him and with each other, it is only through these relationships that we experience the fullest measure of God’s grace, blessing and goodness.
In God’s economy, it is those that give freely of what they have: time, abilities, resources, that are given the full richness of God’s blessing.It is only when we try to hold on to what we have for ourselves that we encounter true poverty of blessing.
Question: How can you share the blessings God has given you with those around you?
What are some of the blessings that you have to share with others?