MISSING SOMETHING? GIVE IT AWAY!
Are you so aware of what you lack, that it stops you fully living? ~ Perhaps you're convinced you can't live out your God-calling, until you feel more complete yourself? ~ Theologian, Charles Spurgeon, lays out another path: rather than waiting for 'it' to arrive, go out and give it. ~ "To get, we must give. To make ourselves happy, we must make others happy. In order to become spiritually healthy, we must seek the spiritual good of others." ~ "We don't know what tender sympathies we possess until we start to dry the widow's tears and soothe the orphan's grief. We don't recognize our strength until we venture out to fight the Lord's battles or climb the mountains of difficulty." ~ In the process of giving, we keep ourselves alive and energized. Like the story about two men trapped in the snow, one rubbed the others limbs to keep him from dying, and in doing so kept his own blood circulating and saved his own life. ~ So, what are you missing? ~ Rather than sitting home waiting for a spiritual Amazon to deliver it, try a different approach: give 'it' to another (using only God's strength and inspiration) and you might just find it flowing back to you! ~ "Give," Jesus promised, "and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over". Luke 6:38 ~