Goodwill & Generosity

image-1-53Morning all! Prov 19.17 says “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed.”

The Christmas season is synonymous with giving and generosity which is great… because everyone loves getting gifts! What’s more important, though, is how we treat those around us, whether they are family, friends or strangers. Giving isn’t limited to items of monetary value so it’s essential that we ask God to open our eyes and increase our sensitivity to those who may need our help, in one way or another. God asks us to give of ourselves and whether that’s in the form of time and attention, a listening ear or more tangible help, we are required to give nonetheless. This verse makes it clear that God takes giving very seriously – when we help others, He sees it as us helping Him and rewards us accordingly. As we countdown to Christmas and beyond, let’s make a concerted effort to spread Christmas cheer, not just through gift giving but meeting people at their point of need, whatever that may look like. God will give us grace!

Happy Wednesday!

P.S. I’d also like to wish you all a very Merry CHRISTmas and an amazing New Year. This is my last post of the year so I hope you enjoy the Christmas break – TWW will be back in 2017! 


Lastly, don’t forget that you still have time to join in on the celebrations for TWW’s 6 month birthday and enter the prize giveaway for the ‘Journey to Beulah’ Board Game (http://www.journeytobeulah.com)! All you have to do is leave a comment under your favourite post(s). As always, I look forward to reading them! ♥♥♥

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10 thoughts on “Goodwill & Generosity

  1. Once again, thanks for the very insightful word. God will give us the grace to be a blessing this festive season.
    Merry Christmas and happy new year to you. Looking forward to even more insightful posts in 2017!

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  2. Feel so privileged to have watched That Wednesday Word grow and bless. Can’t believe it’s the last one of the year and such a wonderful not to close 2016 on. Thanks Tomi 😘

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  3. Tomi thanks fo r this topic particularly this festive period..
    May the Almighty God direct us to those that will need our love and care at this time of the year .Amen.
    Merry xmas and a lovely new year .
    Prince

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  4. This i would have to say is my favourite post so far! In a world which can sometimes promote a selfish mindset i.e look out for No.1, this passage stirs us in a different direction.

    It also reminds me of the verses “It is more blessed to receive” and “…whatever you for the least, you fo for me.” This Christmas is about sharing the love of Christ and being God’s hands and feet. We have a chance to shine a light into people’s lives, just as Christ shined a light inti ours when He arrived.

    I just pray that we may never grow tired of helping and serving others and that holy spirit uses us to minister to people in the process.

    Great message. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    • Amen and amen Chinedu! You are so right – Christmas presents us with so many opportunities to be God’s hands and feet and I pray that God gives us the grace to do exactly that. Serving others is so important but we can get so distracted by our wants and needs that we forget about everyone else – your comment is a great reminder of what we’re called to do! Thanks for reading and commenting! Have a lovely Christmas!

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  5. Thank you for the reminder Tomi.

    Our giving does not always have to be seen in monetary terms. Gift of Love, Gift of Time, Gift of a Listening Ear, Gift of Rememberance etc are all equally important & appreciated.

    Thank you for your gift of love & encouragement over the past few months. May Almighty God to bless you.

    Wishing you a fabulous CHRISTmas & a wonderful 2017, that will exceed all your expectations in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen! Sx

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    • Amen and amen! Thank you for your kind words once again! Your comment is such a great reminder that we possess so many different types of gifts that we can easily give to each other but don’t always remember to. God will surely give us grace! Have a lovely Christmas!

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