This is not a sermon. But if you look in the Bible there are enormous amounts of ways to be helped, to get help, and to care for others with surprising returns. I would like to highlight one that has certainly proven its validity – Luke 6:38: “Give and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom.”
Now you may think, “I don’t have anything to give – I need it to be given to me.” Well, here’s the way it works. “Give” doesn’t necessarily mean material things. It also means giving of yourself.
“I don’t have any time,” you reply. Oh, but you do! It doesn’t have to be an all day event, even an hour once a month or week will turn your life around so much. You may not realize the blessing you get until a week or so later, but it does come. If you are out of work, you have “time” to give. If you would sneak it into your schedule you will be amazed at what happens.
I was very sick for some time and after two years of healing I was watching TV when I realized I was in a rut. I’m not very strong, but I can sit with someone who cannot see or hear or is bed-ridden to give them a break in their routine and someone to talk to. Or take someone to a doctor’s appointment or shopping and you’ll be surprised at the enjoyment you get out of it also.
And all of a sudden your life starts to change. Things happen. Because of what you heard others say, you find a way to receive the help you need. It’s like the door of opportunity – provision – blessings come open and you are getting what you are in need of. It’s really awesome the way that scripture finds its way into your life. Not only for others, but as it says (it will be given to you!)
Try it – test it – see the difference it makes. Not only provision but personal satisfaction – makes you feel sooo – Good – and sooo – Blessed!