Give Cheerfully

This is 100% correct. Be weary of churches that shove it down your throat that you should give more than you can afford or churches that put too much emphasis on money. What you gie should come from the heart and be done cheerfully.

Thank you Dawn for this message.

Drawing Closer to Christ

2 Corinthians 9:7-8 NIV, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

God loves a cheerful giver. Rather we are giving our money, our time, or our other resources, He is concerned with our attitude and our motives when we give. The purpose of our giving is to bring God glory. A tiny gift given out of love and humility, will far outweigh a large gift given grudgingly or with pride. The Lord can see our hearts. He knows exactly why we do what we do. We may be able to fool people, but we can’t fool Him.

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For Christians in Despair

Brilliantly written post by “Jesus Alone”
Depression is a self-killer and affects those around you. Jesus can change all that.
I feel like this was written from my mind and my heart. It’s exactly how I feel and why I write so much too.

Anger, envy, lust, greed, desire for power and control and wrath from those who “lead” us are all things used by the enemy to infect and inflame us.

“I am focusing my mind in His word so that maybe I can use my ever-over-thinking mind and the difficulties I have gone through to help other people. I need to do this.”

Brilliantly written. Exactly what I do.
I want to bring others to Jesus, and then Jesus can do the what He does best

Jesus Alone

Do Christians feel depressed? Shouldn’t we be full of joy, which is a fruit of the Spirit? I am often in awe of my tendency to fall into depression, and I’m certain that I’m not the only one, especially these days. Sometimes it helps to know that other Christians struggle just as we do, so I feel compelled to write a little about this.

I’ve been prone to depression for as long as I can remember. The last severe bout came about 6 years ago. This was when I turned my life to Jesus in a meaningful way. Since then, I have had times when I felt down to lesser and greater degrees, but never like it was before. Forming a relationship with Jesus does help. It helps to focus on Him and His promises. It helps to read the scriptures. It helps to take our focus off the world…

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Prayer for Deliverance, Discipline, Dedication, and Drive

3 Trust in the Lord and do good;    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.4 Take delight in the Lord,    and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37: 3-4 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love…