For today, let's begin by reading this (all too important) message that is tucked away in scripture; it's more important than perhaps you know.
25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
29But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
37And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
There is a saying; "The character of a great man is defined more by how he treats someone who is of little value to him than how well he treats those who may prosper him". In the above scripture reference, we see Jesus himself not only instructing the man (but He himself, in action, doing this very same thing) He could have easily just rebuked Him and left it at that but His mercy here was so great. Some of us are in just such a deficit as this man who asked this question of Jesus, not realizing our own short comings, what we have or why we are even here! We are here to be the Lord's hands & feet! We should be delivering the word and ministering to every need, spiritual & carnal.
Today's central theme is to offer you a strong reminder that all things belong to God: your children, your homes, your possessions, everything. Recognize that if you have the means to help someone, you should be doing so whenever the opportunity presents itself. If you are in a position of power or influence, it is God who placed you in that; if it is abused or mismanaged, He can remove you just as quickly! If you are in a position of need (as many of us are) there is no shame in asking for assistance or admitting it. I myself have been in that slot for a while now; it is by God's grace, the help of my dearly loved family & friends by which I am sustained. No one is an island and very few are exempt from requiring help at some point in their lives.
The question remains, "What are you doing with what God has lent you?" We are called to be good stewards, putting what He has given us into action for growth and kingdom advancement. If opportunities to help have not manifest themselves to you, I'd be concerned, why not?...Seek them out, No child of God is 'hooked up and hung up' in some private enclave, untouchable and useless.
So,...Go Sew some Kingdom Seeds & see what His garden grows! God Bless and Have a great week my family!
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Sew Spiritual seeds...spread the word of God
Isaiah 55:10 'As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth'
Sew Carnal seeds ...share your blessings
Proverbs 11:24-25, "There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty. The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself."
"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose hearts (Galatians 6:9).
"But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully" (2 Corinthians 9:6)