Sunday, December 12, 2010

Advent Conspiracy Devotional: Sunday, December 12th

Scripture: Proverbs 11:24
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; 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?  

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