Two little words. "Thank you.”
These words carry the appreciation that we have for what another person has done for us. When we don't say "thank you,” that other person might carry away our sense of entitlement and privilege with them instead.
Throughout your day, make sure those around you are aware of how much you appreciate them. Tell them: "thank you!”next >
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.
2 Corinthians 9:10-12next >
St. Francis said: "It is in the giving that we receive."
God is not a magician here, multiplying what we have with the wave of a wand. God willingly provides our blessings, and when we give out the blessings that we have received from God, we show that we understand what it means to be blessed. Usually we are on the receiving end of blessings, but we experience a completely different side of blessing when we give. We are made whole when we give. The multiplication of the blessings comes because we give our blessings away to others. When we give our blessings away we are blessed in the receiving and in the giving.
Jeremy Collivernext >
God, let me not hold on to what I have received, but let me sow it in abundance. Amen.next >
Rejoice! Give thanks! Remember all that God has done for you!
Go now with a joyful and thankful heart, so that you can do for others what God has done for you.
Jeremy Colliver is the Minister to Families with Youth at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA. He has two great kids, Molly and Blaine, and a beautiful wife, Laura.
Jesus, Giver of all Good Things
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