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never lack

There is such a large and never-failing supply of gifts and grace from Jesus – there will never be a lack of the oil and the wine of Gospel truths that we can communicate of to others.

It speaks to the variety, and never-ending discovery, of these Gospel truths and they are all delivered in a manner that we are capable in receiving them.

We have a continual supply in the ministry of the Word.

We can rejoice when we enter into trials, because we know that this is divinely intended to strengthen our faith by producing endurance and if one lacks the wisdom to know how to respond to the trials of life, we need only to ask God for wisdom.

It is my prayer that for the new year coming, you will never lack.

By that I mean that you will understand the incredible character trait of God concerning His generosity – that generosity, reflected in the ability to give our money, time, energy and resources to those in need around us.

One of those oil and wine truths of the Gospel – no one can explain it – but the law of giving looks like this – the more we give, the more we receive from the hand of God.

This year I have been writing along these lines – pointing as best I can to the fact that our prosperity comes from following after God, check out the oil and wine found in His Word.

Almost forgot to be real in this as I write a bit too early in the morning without having my own time with God.

The hands and fingers of givers are always on top during an act of giving, while that of the receivers are always below, thus you’ll notice all around you, givers always seem to have enough to meet their needs, even in times of trouble, while others might find it hard to come out unscathed, givers always come out even better compared to their previous situations. That is not to say that givers cannot be receivers and I posted another friends blog to share some of those thoughts with you.

Any seed planted into the ground grows to produce a multiplication of seeds, thus your act of giving, be it time, energy, kindness or money acts as a seed, and germinates to produce multiples of its kind and the second part of the law of giving – it comes back to you.

This new year coming,  I pray God touches your heart and as you follow Him, that you will never lack.

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Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind

How does one get the distinction as a person who sows the wind?

Folly and vanity would be two words that immediate come to mind, for they will not only reap emptiness and disappointment, but sudden, irresistible destruction. If one seed produces and abundance of harvest, imagine the  destructive tillage, reinforced strength, and great violence that will come out of this type of sowing.  The word whirlwind should be understood that this is not a dust twister, but a mighty whirlwind. Usually with a harvest, it belongs to you, but  the whirlwind which we reap does not belong to us,  rather we belong to it, blown away by it, like chaff, the sport and mockery of its restless violence.

So how do we determine what folly looks like for example?

I think there are many cases where it is stated that the fool has said in their heart that there is no God.  So if we took a great deal of pains in the  worship of anything else, but God, and made a great stir, bustle, and noise in it, like the wind; were very vainglorious and ostentatious, made a great show of religion and devotion, and promised ourselves great things from it, peace and plenty, wealth and riches, all prosperity and happiness, enjoyed by so many other people like ourselves – I think we would discover that this was lost labour, it was labouring for the wind, or sowing that; for we got nothing by it, or what was worse than nothing; it proved not only useless, but hurtful, to us. For we reaped in return a whirlwind, like a vehement storm of wind, that would rush in upon us, and destroy us; so they that sow to the pleasures of life, shall from these same pleasures reap destruction.

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