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Give And Get!

We all of a sudden find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic and we get a good look in the mirror at who we really are. And just what does the mirror reveal? It reveals a mixed bag of selfishness and greed versus sharing and generosity. And if we are honest with ourselves, we often find ourselves sometimes located on a tight rope between the two extremes.

All of this has made me think a lot about who I really am and what I am really about. I’ve made an interesting discovery! There was a time in my life that I gave to get, but this is not the life I choose to live now a days. Some where along the way, I learned that the giving to get things just doesn’t work for me. The thing that life seems to be teaching me is: I do not give to get, but I do get what I give!

We are spiritual beings living a physical human experience. In this physical world we live in, when we give something away, it is no longer ours, even though our spirit teaches us that it will eventually find its way back to us.

What we give away Indus it’s way back to us, because of SPIRIT. What I give in spirit, I receive in spirit. If I give love, I get love and if I give hate, I get hate. Whatever I put out into the world is ultimately what finds its way back to me is some way, shape or form.

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:7-9

We love to play the blame game, when things are not going the way we want them to go, but whatever we have or do not have in our life is a reflection of what we have or have not given. Whatever we want to harvest in our life, we must first be willing to plant and the best way to plant is in our giving. What are you giving and what are you getting? Compare the two and you will begin to understand…

Living Is Giving!

“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.”  Mark 8:35

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That’s LIfe!

This is one of those powerful lessons in the Scriptures that we often fly over and miss.  “If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it.”  Life is not something that we hang onto,  Life is something that we live and in the living of life, we experience life.  Life with all of it’s ups and downs is living and living is much more than just existing.

The key to really living is not trying to live life, but trying to give life, because when we give our life away to love others as we have been loved, then we really begin to live.  The good news is that God loves each of us and has an amazing plan for our lives.

Don’t miss life, because you have gotten distracted by trying to make a living.  Live life by giving your life to your Creator by serving and making life better for others.  You will find that life is a whole lot more fun, when you focus on more than just existing…