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The Gift of True Giving

Jesus renewed people with the power of his compassion. I like the ancient legend about the Monk who found a precious stone, a precious jewel. A short time later, the Monk met a traveler, who said he was hungry and asked the Monk if he would share some of his provisions. When the Monk opened his bag, the traveler saw the precious stone and, on an impulse, asked the Monk if he could have it. Amazingly, the Monk gave the traveler the stone.charity-hand-up

The traveler departed quickly, overjoyed with his new possession. However, a few days later, he came back, searching for the Monk. He returned the stone to the Monk and made a request: “Please give me something more valuable, more precious than this stone. Please give me that which enabled you to give me this precious stone!”

Prayer

Lord give me this gift of giving that I may be able to give something of great value without reservation. Teach me that all that I have is yours. Amen

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Living on Mission

hands imageThere are various definitions of what it means to live a missional life. The past several years I have given much thought to missional living, and I offer these daily questions to you as a tool.  You might want to make these questions a part of your evening prayer.

  • What have I done to help the poor today?

  • What have I done to move towards holiness today?

  • Have I prayed for my enemies today?

  • Have I shared a kind word with someone today?

  • Have I given anything away today?

  • Have I been honest today?

You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

—— Jesus of Nazareth

Lord give me the courage to seek opportunities of ministry today. Make my life one of prayer and giving, and let my presence be a blessing to all I encounter. Amen

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