Rhapsody of Realities 22 April 2023: Be the Giver and the Blesser
SCRIPTURE: on’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand (Philippians 2:4 MSG).
As a child of God, be known as one who remembers, cares for, and loves people genuinely. That’s what counts with God. Be the giver and the blesser. The Bible says, “…It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
The blessing you receive because of those who remember you is little compared to that which you receive when you remember others and give to them. When you receive from others, all you have is what you got. God’s promise isn’t to the one who receives but to the one who gives. So, rather than seek attention, give it instead. Don’t seek love; give love.
Demonstrate love to everyone, including those who might have offended you, and the ungodly that have nohope. That’s how God wants you to live. He said in Luke 6:27-31, “But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
There’re people who only want to receive from others and enjoy attention from others; they only crave for others to love them. But read what the Lord said, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” You’re the seed of Abraham, and the seed of Abraham reaches out in love; he hears the cry of the needy and responds.
Isn’t that what God said concerning Abraham and His seed? He said in you shall all the nations of the earth beblessed. You’re the answer; you’re the solution. Fulfil your calling as the blesser and the giver; it’s the higher way of life! Hallelujah!
PRAYER: Dear Father, I thank you for your grace upon my life to help, lift and build others; thank you for your love that’s shed abroad in my heart, which I dispense lavishly to everyone in my world. I was born as the answer to the cry of millions, and through me, your blessing flows to others today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
6 [Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously andwith blessings.
7 Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind andpurposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving].
24 There are those who [generously] scatter abroad, and yet increase more; there are those who withhold more than is fitting orwhat is justly due, but it results only in want.
25 The liberal person shall be enriched, and he who waters shall himself be watered.
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 19:28-48 & 1 Samuel 16-17
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 4:21-29 & Leviticus 22
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – Be the Giver and the Blesser – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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