Many people go into marriage looking for what the other person can do for them, and how their spouse can meet their need. Many choose a church home based on how well it can meet their need. The moment their needs are no longer being met, they begin to look elsewhere. When we become so focused on our owns needs rather than on meeting the needs of others, we have taken our eyes off of God and His heart. God is a giver. He so loved that He gave. He is always looking for ways to richly bless our lives. The most rewarding and enriching relationships are those where you have two individuals who put the needs of the other person before their own. The most successful churches, businesses, and organizations are those where individuals are focused on giving and serving, rather than being served. We are not to live for ourselves, to please only ourselves. We are to live to be a blessing. When we do this, God will continue to minister to our needs and increase our capacity to be an even greater blessing in the earth.
“For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:10-12 NLT)
Prayer: Father, thank You for reminding me to place my focus on meeting the needs of others, rather than focusing on my own needs. I serve You by serving others. I trust that You will take care of my needs. Help me understand even more the blessing of having this kind of heart. Increase my capacity to be even more of a greater blessing in the earth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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