There are opportunities
** There are opportunities are all around us. **
Date: 6/30/2019 4:09:05 PM ( 18 mon ) ... viewed 320 times
What's Your Motivation
Matthew 6:1, 'Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.'
The motive behind our gift is more important than the gift itself.
Paul said if he gave all of his goods to feed the poor, or if he made the ultimate sacrifice of giving his own life for someone else, and yet was not motivated by love, his gift would profit him nothing (1 Cor. 13:3).
Many Christians give faithfully but never see the hundredfold return that the Lord promised because of wrong motives (Mk. 10:29-30). Paul said God loves a cheerful giver - not one who gives grudgingly or out of debt
(2 Cor. 9:7).
Jesus gave us the key to purifying our motives in this same teaching. He said, 'But when you give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does (Mt. 6:3).
Giving in a manner in which you will not receive recognition for your gifts will guarantee that your motives are right and grant you the true joy that comes through selfless giving
Ask the Lord to show you an opportunity today to give a kind word or a helping hand to someone who will not be able to repay you and others will never know about it. This could be a motorist in a traffic jam, a co-worker, a spouse, a child who won't even notice your kind deed, or any number of other people.
There are opportunities are all around us.
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