— The LOVE FACTOR confuses the not-Christian who equates LOVE WITH APPROVAL. People who are away from a relationship with God cannot grasp that the Lord LOVES those who are unqualified. When we truly understand that God’s LOVE is unconditionally. We then begin to understand about GIVING.
1. LOVE is an attitude; giving is the resulting action.
2. LOVE is the placement of value on other people.
3. Giving is the depriving yourself in order to benefit another.
I love Christmas, and quite frankly, I get excited about reading notes and cards from friends of mine, but I still have enough “little Kid” in me to like to get presents and gifts from other people. However, there is a lot more to Christmas than trees and lights and presents. It is a CELEBRATION OF LOVE, THE LOVE OF GOD. God’s love is perpetuated through our GIVING.
HERE IS THE PRINCIPLE: WHEN YOU LET GO OF WHAT IS IN YOUR HAND, GOD WILL LET GO OF WHAT IS IN HIS HAND FOR YOU. And guess what, GOD’S HAND IS MUCH BIGGER THAN OURS. BE BLESSED!
In Deut 28:13 the Lord promised to make His children the HEAD and not the TAIL. So many people are not living the life of the HEAD, they are blown around by every wind that blows. We get the promise but so many times we don’t actually live it out. I believe that PROMOTION comes from the way we LEAD and function in our lives. If we operate as the head and not the tail, we will see PROMOTION in our lives. On the other hand if we are living the life of the TAIL, being pushed around by circumstances in our life, it is hard to get a PROMOTION of any kind. As the story goes, when you follow the rules set up by the CREATOR we will live a life of BLESSING AND PROMOTION for ourselves and our families.
You can be the HEAD and not the TAIL, but the head has to keep his life in order for the PROMOTION TO SOME. PROMOTION comes from the Lord.
WORK began in the Garden of Eden. Adam was to dress the garden and keep it.This work was an activity, blessed of the Lord to provide for Adam with a sense of achievement and provided “self-worth” for Adam. Every person needs to feel like they count and that they are needed for some purpose. Adam’s sin turned WORK into a CURSE. When we recognize and are obedient to the laws God put in place in this World we reinstate the BLESSING OF WORK.
DEUT 28: 8 States that the Lord will command His blessing upon thee. That’s where I want to live, how about you? It’s really easy, we just have to do it the CREATOR’S way instead of our own way. For most of us our way has not worked very well. Maybe it’s time to try a new way and be a WINNER AT YOUR WORK.