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Open hands are the praise for worshipping our Savior. We hold our hands up high and palms facing upward to receive our blessings and promises from the good Lord. We worship Him and trust Him to provide our every need. So blessings fall from heaven and into your hands. What will you do now?
Are you going to keep them open and tilt them for the next person to receive? Or are you a clincher? Will you grab what you assume to be yours and make a fist, so others cannot receive?
Everything is of God, it belongs to Him first. Who are you to deny love from someone who is showing love to you? Who are you to deny love to someone who does not show love to you? Who are you to ignore God’s kindness that greets you? Who are you to be so far into self that you cannot smell your own mess? Who are you to receive God’s blessings and hold in bondage as if you created them? Just who are you?
You don’t always show love to God, but He loves you still so mimic His love.
There is never something so great going on in our lives that we have no room to receive love from others. If you deny the love of others then you deny God. Because that person is being obedient to God’s love. So forgive and love back! I will LOL (love Out Loud) with or without you.
Not a child of God! You cannot be so selfish, stingy, bitter, and into self and claim to know Jesus or have a relationship with Him. Seriously you are serving self half time and the adversary the other twelve hours. For the bible tells us that God says what?
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8
If you are that person who is saying I will love them at a distant, I need my space. Then that’s the problem there is too much distant, and childish games being played by adults. Grow up and love one another. Forgive seventy times seven and move forward. Stop trying to hurt others because you will be the only one hurt.
If you are a true believer of Christ then you know He is all about giving. You receive your riches from Him and you are to give them to others so He may bless you more abundantly. It never runs out so stop being stingy. You cannot take your worldly possessions with you, so give and give and give and give.
Ephesians 4:31-32 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
I choose to live by this scripture. So if you are reading this and holding any of this mentioned above- you are hurting yourself number one. Secondly, you are separating yourself from the love of God. So please don’t consume poison and expect me to die. May we all take heed and show love and stop being selfish in our walk with God. You can write about love all day, but are you living it?
God is all about giving. To give is true love. Amen.
A Woman After God’s Own Heart ♥