Summary: A liberal soul loves to give, giving touches God.
GIVING OPENS DOORS
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
2 Cor. 9:7 Every man according as he has purposed in
his heart so let him
give, NOT GRUDGINGLY, not of necessity, for GOD
LOVES A CHEERFUL
1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer; and ye know that
no murderer; (unforgiven) hath eternal life abiding in him.
Luke 6:38 Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure you metewithal it shall be measured to you again.
Matthew 10:8 --- freely you have received, freely give.
1 Cor. 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay up in store....
I ponder today, how life is a journey.
Life is a process --- it should be a progressive
We are ever, gradually, changing.
We must steer this process that life’s results leads
us the way we want to go.
Life is a series of choices and actions.
We need an evaluation system to determine, am I
going the way I want to
What is the value of what I determine in
significance and importance?
Life becomes the sum total of our menial daily
Get ready for blessings.
A great lesson in this journey toward blessing is
Most know what DOA means?
Dead on arrival.
But what about COA, Course of action.
What is your course of action?
We often quote, No one plans to fail, they fail to
We must determine what our course of action is?
Will our plan include the Bible?
The Bible, -- news you can use if you choose?
Will our plan include faithfulness to the church?
1. HATE CAN NEVER BEAT HATRED!
1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a
murderer; and ye know that
no murderer; (unforgiven) hath eternal life abiding
Hate can never cease hatred.
You cannot force someone to love you!
Anger will never produce good fruit.
Revenge is a poor motivation.
Hatred ceases by love and forgiveness.
This is a law of God. God is love. Love never fails.
2. WE MUST CREATE MEANING FROM SUFFERING.
Recently, I saw a TV program where a young beautiful
girl was killed in an
accident. The parents of the girl hated the person
responsible for the tragic
They ran across a motto that changed their life.
We must create meaning for suffering.
They started reaching out to teenagers and developed
a program to try and
stop this terrible drinking and driving problem.
Their attitude changed as they invested love and time
Instead of sitting in a dark room crying, they enter
the arena to arise and do
something. They have helped many. They created
meaning from suffering.
3. THERE ARE TWO SOURCES OF MOTIVATION!
A. I will do this because of fear and I am afraid of
This attitude grows out of, "DO I HAVE TO ..."
How sad life has become when I have to do this
becomes our reasoning for motivation.
Fear is a good motivation, temporarily.
Then we forget the fear.
Many look forward to rewards and expect punishment,
but how sad each
B. I will do this because of love.
Love motivation is the greatest joy of life.
My attitude is ... "I DO THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO... "