Give And It Will Be Given To You

READ:  Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Today whilel in a doctors office waiting room, I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful, 84-year-old Christian lady, Rose.    Rose was from out of town but here visiting family.     I do believe that God put her in my path today to be uplifted and hear some amazing Godly wisdom that I was trying to quickly absorb.  

Rose shared with me many things... but the thing that I believe stuck out to me the most was how she loves to give to others.    She shared with me story after story of how she gives to others when she sometimes doesn't have enough for herself and yet every time the Lord sees that she receives back even more.      She shared of people giving her things, paying her bills, buying her lunch, etc.    

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The joy that exuberated from her was rather contagious as I sat and listened and found myself smiling and laughing with her.   She shared of making cookies and hot coffee for road workers outside of her home and how it blessed them.  She shared of serving the hungry at her church every Sunday for lunch and how she makes the country beans and everyone loves them.   But she said that EVERYTIME that she gives .... God gives her back even more!      

Rose sadly said that people today don't realize that that is how God works. He blesses us when we bless others.   

She left a lasting impression with me today... and I wanted to share some of her Godly wisdom and 84 years of experience with you.    

Be a BLESSING to someone today.   In Rose's words, "hugs and smiles cost nothing to give, but return to you in amazing ways".