Heart disease is a serious problem in the USA. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in four American deaths are from heart disease.
Yet, the truth is, spiritual heart disease may be far more problematic. The most important antidote for spiritual heart disease is giving. When we give, our hearts grow bigger.
The Bible contains more promises about giving and generosity than any other subject. Why? You’re never more like God than when you give. God gives. It’s what he does. He’s generous. All you have is a gift from God. You wouldn’t take your next breath if God didn’t give it to you.
Every time you choose to give generously rather than hoarding what you have, you get a bigger — and healthier — heart.
It is not a mistake that the word “miser” and “miserable” come from the same word. There are only two kinds of people in life: takers and givers.
The Bible says in Proverbs 11:25, “A generous person will prosper”. According to the Bible, the ultimate key to prosperity isn’t your brain, your guile, or even your relationships. The ultimate key to prosperity — the kind of prosperity that honors God — is giving unselfishly to others.
Ultimately, giving is about your past, present, and future relationship with God.
- Past: You’re grateful for all God has done in your life.
- Present: You keep your current priorities in place. Giving reminds you that God is first in your life.
- Future: Your giving reminds you that God will take care of your future.
Being generous with what you have tells the world who matters most to you.
The Bible says, “It is a proof of your faith. Many people will praise God because you obey the Good News of Christ — the gospel you say you believe — and because you freely share with them and with all others” (2 Corinthians 9:13).
God has been good to us!!!! We live in America, we have a roof over our head and running clean water, and with that, all of us are truly blessed by God!
With that said, Tammy and I want to invite you offer up to God this morning a verbal…“Thank You Lord for waking me up and blessing my life!”
God has been good to us all!
When you give- it is a way to say…“Thank you” to God for His blessings in your life!
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Pastor Dickie and Tammy