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Planting Season

  • Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 WEB

    Once when they were taking an offering for a visiting speaker at our church, I gave $40 in the offering basket. Two weeks later, someone who was just an acquaintance, gave me $4,000. It was exactly a one-hundred fold return of what I had given in that offering. They said 'I just feel like I should help you buy another car.' In all honesty, it looked like I needed one. The one that I was driving had been pieced together from about ten other cars, and I was lucky to get to work at all. When I gave, God moved to fix that.

    One Christmas I fixed up three computers from spare parts and gave them to three widows who did not have one. It was not much, but it was the best that I could do at the time as we a lot of computer parts, but no money. A few months later, a business owner that I knew, closed his business and gave us over $10,000 worth of new computers, servers, and equipment. It included things that I could only dream of buying. The ministry is still running on some of that equipment now.

    I gave money and received money in return, but multiplied. I gave computers and received computers, increased in number and quality. Of course God can bless You in any way that He chooses, and: 'Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart' (Psalm 37:4) means just that. You will be happy with what you receive back.

    The kingdom of God operates on the principle of 'Sowing and Reaping.' I grew up on a farm in the country, and any farmer will tell you that there is no harvest coming, unless you first plant the seed. There is first a planting season, and then later comes the harvest. If you don't plant, then you only grow weeds.

    Never underestimate the power of giving. Jesus said 'Give and it will be given to you.' First you give with a cheerful attitude, and then He sees that it is increased and given back to you. Give a special gift to someone that you would like to receive yourself. In time, an even better one will find its way to you. I received just what I gave, but better and multiplied.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You today for all that You have blessed me with and pray that You give me wisdom and a clear vision of who I could bless as well. Help me be a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

August 5, 2017
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen!

August 5, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

God is always there just waiting for us to make a step of faith! Amen!!!!

August 5, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You today for all that You have blessed me with and pray that You give me wisdom and a clear vision of who I could bless as well. Help me be a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you

August 5, 2017
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen. Thank you <3

August 5, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

August 5, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

I'm very blessed,thank you Jesus. Amen 

August 5, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Lord for all Your blessings! Help me bless others. Amen.

August 5, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen! Thank you Father for all your blessings

August 5, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 5, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank you Jesús for always giving me, help me give to others so I fulfill Your mandate of planting and harvesting. AMEN.

 

August 5, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

August 5, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

When we bless others with our generosity, they see Christ in u8s!

August 5, 2017
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen 

August 5, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 5, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You today for all that You have blessed me with and pray that You give me wisdom and a clear vision of who I could bless as well. Help me be a blessing to others, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 6, 2017