Word 4 Today August 13, 2011

CHARITY STARTS WITH ME

Charity is just another word for love.  Do I love and am I charitable?  Is it unselfish or is it out of selfish passion that I love?  What separates us from any animal on the planet is our ability to love.  Is our desire to help others and put what’s in the best for others above my own personal desires?  It’s a good thing to be charitable, to put God first, others second, and myself last.  It’s good to be kind, patient and understanding.  It’s a good thing to give of our time, treasure and talents.  Until we start seeing from the perspective that it’s not all about us, but about others that we can truly rise above what this world has to offer.  And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13

PRAYER 4 TODAY

Lord, all power comes from You.  We can go on our own selfish way without calling on You, with relying on our selves and looking out for our own best interest.  Our other option would be to depend and trust in You to deliver us from ourselves, and involve us in the lives of others.  I know it’s hard to move self out of the way, but we can depend on Your power to help us do so.

THOUGHT 4 TODAY

To power ones self is just too much work, to empower others, effortless!

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