Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Freely You Have Received, Freely Give

Beth Frichette

"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give."
Matthew 10:8 NIV

In this age of perceived entitlement and immediate gratification, this charge given by Jesus to his disciples sets on the stomach of many like week old potato salad. When God is not seen as the source of ALL blessings, we grab for what is ours and dare anyone to pry it from our cold calloused hands. As people who freely give of their time, energy, and resources understand, those that cling to the same will never know the full bounty that God had in store for them. If you want to see true miracles in your life, be a miracle to someone else.

Dear heavenly Father, I pray that every member of our church family experiences your full bounty in their lives as a result of the all the time, energy, and resources they freely invest into serving each other and our community. I pray that each of them can be a miracle in some one else’s life. In your heavenly name,

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