Giving

TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING AND RELEASING!

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TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING AND RELEASING!

“It’s more blessed to give than receive.” -Jesus Christ, The Lord…

“it’s a blessing for the one who is released, but, also a bigger blessing for the one who releases.” -I’ve said this, as well as others…

“It’s more blessed to be righteous than right.” -Garry Meineke…

You might win the battle of being right, but you won’t necessarily win the war—you might end of dead right! For when you demand “your right of way,” you may very well end up “dead right away!”

The more prudent way, is to give up your right, after all, it’s more blessed to give than receive…Jesus really did say that and He really did mean to say it!

Some might say, “but, I’ve been wronged!” You may very well be right, but it doesn’t have any power or influence to make you better. Only releasing the wrong will make it right and cause you to get better!

If you choose not to do it Papa God’s way, by releasing the wrong, then you won’t get better, you’ll just become bitter and have a set of bigger problems to eventually deal with, that in order to get relief, you’ll have to release to get better! There is no other way around it to get better.

Papa God’s Word tells us that revenge is His to repay, not ours!

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19-21 NIV)

His way is the only way that works. Our way will always be ineffective and will not ever produce the desired result!

We should also not have the attitude, because we know The LORD will avenge us, “okay LORD, go get em and get em real good!”

Nor should we allow our pride or bitterness to rule our lives, but choose to clothe ourselves in humility. Pride and bitterness leads us to utter and total humiliation, while humility and releasing leads us to being exalted in due time!

Look after each other, so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God! Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. (Hebrews 12:15 NLT)

Tis the season for giving and releasing! Ah ha, perhaps the greatest gift you can give someone this year, is the gift of releasing them. Then, you too will receive an even greater gift of being released, no longer held captive, but set free, with liberty, peace and joy!

Happy giving and releasing season to all! Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/25- “Don’t Just Give Papa God Thanks Now And Then, But Give Him Thanks Everyday, Continually, All The Day Long, Now And Forevermore!” (1 Chronicles 29:13)PDCP

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/25- “Don’t Just Give Papa God Thanks Now And Then, But Give Him Thanks Everyday, Continually, All The Day Long, Now And Forevermore!” (1 Chronicles 29:13)

Premise Question: Is there ever an inappropriate, wrong time or occasion, for the people of Papa God to express thanksgiving and gratitude, offered up in sincerity, coming from hearts full of gratefulness, by giving all thanks, honor, praise and true worship, unto His matchless and most glorious Name?

““O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name!”
(‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Without any delay or procrastination, at this present moment in time and on this exact occasion, as well as, into the immediate future and beyond, at all times and on every occasion, we, Your very own chosen ones, all ascribe to You, Papa God, The Creator of Heaven and earth, our Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, thanks, from the very depths of our hearts. And, we also give to You our highest, most joyful, exuberant praise and worship, with the greatest of honor, unto You and Your wonderful, matchless, marvelously and gloriously filled Name, which of course, is above every name. (1 Chronicles 29:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: There is not ever a time, occasion, situation or circumstance, whereby, we, the people of Papa God, should not always be found giving all thanks, praise, honor and glory unto The King Eternal—The Creator of Heaven and earth and everything therein—The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, who is our lavishly loving and kind, gracious and most merciful Papa God, our Redeemer and rescuing Savior! And, not just occasionally, now and then, but at all times and on all occasions, let your thanks, praise, honor, glory and worship, of The LORD, be heard, seen and known, not only by Him, but everyone! Let your worship roar! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/19- “Real, Genuine True Love, That’s Expressed And Shown, Towards Everyone!” (1 John 3:16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/19- “Real, Genuine True Love, That’s Expressed And Shown, Towards Everyone!” (1 John 3:16)

Premise Question: What does it really mean and how can we, The Company of The Redeemed, truly express real love towards others, but especially towards our brothers and sisters?

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.”‭‭ (1 John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NLT)

In order to fully experience, with a true understanding of what real genuine, self-sacrificing, unconditional, for the benefit of others, love is, we must be willing to follow the ultimate, the truest and purest example of the absolute personification of real love; which is, Jesus Christ—The One True Sovereign LORD GOD of all, who willingly descended from the heights of Heaven to the lowest parts of the earth, so that, we could one day, also enjoy, with Him and each other, the wonder and magnificent splendor of Heaven. He, Jesus Christ, freely gave His life up for us, by allowing Himself to be nailed to a cruel cross, even to the point of abject humiliation. And we, the beloved and most cherished of The LORD, should also then, reciprocate with the appropriate response of; likewise being willing to express our love towards others, but especially towards each of our brothers and sisters, in the same way, manner and fashion. (1 John 3:16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: In regards to authentic, real, genuine true love; Jesus Christ is the “real deal!” For He is the ultimate, being the absolute personification of the full and true expression of real love!

We also, should be then, the “real deal” and thus, express fully, the same, real, genuine true love, that The LORD has shown and expressed for and towards each of us, toward everyone, but especially towards those who are members of The Household of Faith—The Family of Papa God, who are all the blessed and beloved members of The Company of The Redeemed!

People of The Most High, choose to be the “real deal” by choosing to love others, and if needs be, willing to lay your life down for others, especially those who are your precious brothers and sisters in The LORD!

Deliberately, with great diligence and devotion, choose to be a real blessing to others and be blessed…be a refresher to others and be refreshed and renewed…be a comfort to others and be comforted…be an encourager to others and be encouraged…be a giver to others and then receive the satisfaction and fulfillment of having your own needs met…be a lover of The LORD, love others with the love of The LORD and you will be loved this day and every day that follows, even throughout all of eternity! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/03- “Always Remember To Take The Time!” (Hebrews 13:16)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…

SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/03- “Always Remember To Take The Time!” (Hebrews 13:16)

Premise Question: Do we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, honor and fulfill our sacred duty, by always remembering and never neglecting, to take the time to be kind and good toward others, as well as, by sharing the love of Jesus with them and by remembering to give generously to those who are experiencing difficult and challenging times, and are therefore, in desperate straights, without the sufficient help that’s required to meet their needs, as they anxiously await to receive some relief?

And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭13‬:‭16‬ NLT)

No matter how busy, hectic or trying life may get, we, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, should always remember and never neglect, to take the time to show kindness and compassion, with great generosity, towards those who are in need—sharing our life and substance with them freely. For these are the real expressions of giving, with which, Papa God is most pleased! (Hebrews 13:16 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Do we ever get so caught up in our own lives, in the vicissitudes of life, with the varying ebbs and flow, that we either fail to remember or just outright neglect to honor and fulfill the sacred trust and duty given to us, by The LORD, to be genuinely kind, compassionate and good towards others, to share Jesus with them and to make sure we offer our help and substance during their time of need? Or, do we make excuses, justifications or rationalizations for why we are not fulfilling our clearly delineated sacred trust and duty to others?

Perhaps we’ve been wont to utilize some of these old and customary responses: “I just don’t feel lead!” “It’s not my calling or ministry!” “I don’t have that gift!” “I’m not qualified!” “I don’t have the resources!” “I’m fearful and frightened to do it!” “I’m unaware and don’t know anyone with those needs!” “I don’t live in that area!” “Let someone else do it!” “Isn’t someone else already doing it?” “I wouldn’t want to step on anyone’s toes!” “I don’t have anything to offer!” “Out of sight, out of mind!” So many excuses, justifications and rationalizations, these are just, but a smattering few.

Everyone who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed has been called to fulfill and satisfy this sacred trust and duty, in some way or manner and in some degree!

Something I’ve heard a very wise woman of Papa God say on numerous occasions, who heard some other wise woman of Papa God say is: “Stop making excuses and start making arrangements!” I’m not going to list all the different ways and opportunities that we are given, continually, to do good to and for others and to share Jesus with them and then, to also meet their needs, but, I will say this: Always remember to take the time to give to those who are waiting to receive! And, don’t ever forget or neglect, to be a veritable encouraging, satisfying blessing of refreshing to others, and in so doing, you will be most pleasing to your Papa God! Blessing…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 02/14- “No Greater Love!” (John 15:13)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/14- “No Greater Love!” (John 15:13)

Premise Question: Are there illustrious examples today, that are clearly seen, being put on display, exemplified and recognized, before our very own eyes and ears, that show this kind and level, of the extreme ultimate expression, of sacrificial love, where all is given for another, without expectation of a return, and, with nothing held in reserve, for one’s own regard?

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭13‬ NLT)

There never has been, nor will there ever be, a more significant or magnificent display, of the ultimate expression, of true, selfless, sacrificial love, than when someone chooses to lay down their own life, in service, and then, ultimately death, for another. (John 15:13 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Absolute YES! The LORD Jesus Christ is, of course, the greatest example of “No Greater Love,” as He not only laid down His life voluntarily, giving His life, as the ultimate perfect sacrifice, for the redemption of all of humankind, but He also gave up the splendor and majesty of His heavenly throne, humbling Himself, by taking off His regal robes of glory and descending to earth to become just like us, experiencing life in human form and on an earthly level; so that, He could, by laying His life down for us, renew, restore and reconcile us back to Papa God, to forever live in His glorious light and wonderful presence.

The great examples of this kind and expression of love today, I believe, is seen in the way soldiers volunteer to serve their country, family, friends and fellow citizens; willing to lay their lives down in service and death for their fellow soldiers and others. It is also, I believe, seen in the lives of first responders, who daily are asked, by fellow citizens, to put their lives on the line for others, without regard for their own safety. There are many others that could be put up as wonderful examples; such as, all those, from different walks of life, that constantly put the care and welfare of the lives of others before themselves, especially those who put themselves in harms way, when dealing with those who are sick, afflicted, dealing with various kinds of infirmities, are weak and diseased, and doing all of this without any personal regard or safety for themselves.

We all, as fellow believers, ought to be willing to put our lives on the line, in serving and dying for others; for there truly is no greater example of our love for one another, than this: to be willing to die for another. Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/10- “Give Give Give, And Then, With A Good Measure, Give Some More!” (Luke 6:38)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/10- “Give Give Give, And Then, With A Good Measure, Give Some More!” (Luke 6:38)

Premise Question: Why is the size of the measure, that we use in giving to Papa God and others, so significantly vital and in actuality, really does matter?

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (‭Luke‬ ‭6‬:‭38‬ NIV)

“I want you to understand and really get this now! When you give, you activate the law of reciprocity, with the absolute sure result being, that you will receive back, an unbelievable return, in a remarkable good measure, that when compared to what is given, it pales in comparison, for it will fill you up beyond what you could imagine or think, jamming you so full, that you bust out at the seams and overflow with an abundance, which pours out of you and flows into the lives of others; also filling them up to overflowing, as well! Remember, the key to giving is simple. It is; whatever size measure you decide to use in your giving to Papa God and others, the same measure will be reciprocated and used for measuring back to you!” (Luke 6:38 PDCP)

Bottom Line: Obviously, this is a no brainer! Ask yourself this question. Do you want The LORD GOD Almighty, who is full of grace and favor, as well as, having every good and perfect gift, and who also desires greatly to lavish His love, along with His many other gifts, upon you, as a member in good standing of The Company of The Redeemed, to use a thimble, as the size of His measure, when pouring out His favorable expressions of giving into your life, or would you rather for Him to use a huge backhoe, with a ginormous bucket, as the size of the measure He uses to bless you? I’m pretty confident, that the majority of us would prefer the ginormous bucket of the backhoe, rather than the tiny sewing thimble! Therefore, it would behove us to take note of His exhortation and follow, with great diligence, the example He’s left us with. We can do this, by utilizing the same divine principle that He, our loving and most gracious Papa God, uses when determining the size of the measure, for showering His favor, blessings and wonderful gifts upon each one of us, and therefore, should then, do likewise, when it comes to selecting the size of the measure that we choose to use, when showering, honoring and heaping our gifts of good deeds and service upon The LORD and upon others! May The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty bless and increase you in your ability, desire and capacity to give back to Him, but also increase you in what you’re able and desire to give to others, while serving Him, in your service of others! Blessings…

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/03- “Give Anonymously, Without Notice, Fanfare Or Memorial!” (Matthew6:3-4)

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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/03- “Give Anonymously, Without Notice, Fanfare Or Memorial!” (Matthew 6:3-4)

Premise Question: Why is it so important, when presented with opportunities of being generous towards others, with doing good deeds or providing for them, in their financial needs, to give your generous gift anonymously, without recognition, fanfare or memorializing it?

“But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.‭‭” (Matthew‬ ‭6:3-4 NLT)

So when, not if, but when, you are presented with opportunities to be gracious and generous, either by doing a good deed for someone or, by giving generously to those with dire financial needs; do it completely anonymously, with a heart of gratitude, without any expectation of recognition or receiving anything in return. This way, then, Your Heavenly Father—Papa God, who sees everything, for nothing is, nor can ever be hidden from Him, will reward you with His great generosity. (Matthew 6:3-4 PDCP)

Bottom Line: The LORD asks, expects and even requires us to give generously to those in need! But, not without rewarding us with His generosity, if, (big if) we will do it in the way He has prescribed us to give! There’s a very good reason why He has said, “it’s more blessed to give, than to receive.” It’s because, in reality, the giver, in supplying the gift, that satisfies the need of the one in need, gets the greater blessing! Why is that the case, you may ask? It is because it comes directly from Papa God Himself! Otherwise, though, if we seek recognition, commendation or reward from anyone other than Papa God, then, whatever we receive from them, that becomes our total reward. He will not, then, reward us with His generosity, because we’ve already been recognized and rewarded by others. So, our gracious generosity, that should be shown, by our good deeds done for others and our generous giving to those with needs, really only needs to be seen by Papa God, for to be seen by Him, is all the recognition, commendation and memorial, that we should ever seek, desire or expect, and, in fact, all that we’ll truly ever really need! Blessings…
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