It is not possible to fight a fleshly temptation with fleshly weapons (2 Corinthians 10:3-5, I John 4:4). The world has nothing to offer you in your quest for overcoming a stubborn habit. You can believe what you are about to read in this article or you can try the world yourself. But with Christ, all things are possible, if you only believe.

In part 1 of these series, we talked about giving exhibits god’s heart, giving illustrates god’s salvation, giving trusts god’s provision, giving advances god’s kingdom, etc.

In this article, I’ll be showing you the gifts we all have that can benefit others.

True giving comes from the same place inside you as your deepest happiness. They are inexplicably intertwined. A gift is something that is enjoyed twice. First by the giver who revels in the pleasure of giving something special and then also enjoyed by the person who receives the gift.

The Lord gives principles in Scripture to serve as warnings and as an encouragement. In Galatians 6:7, His Word states, "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap."

James Allen also said; "Good thought and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.  This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles."

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream.  It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:  "We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal."

It's really amazing understanding that you're loved in this life. A soul that understands it is adored has little difficulty adoring at the same time. The soul, actually, hungers for love. All of us desire to be adored. We are interested in being adored by our parents.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:34 (NKJV)


We like to look ahead.  We like to plan ahead.  We are taught that it is prudent to plan for the future.  So as responsible humans, we weigh living for today against planning ahead and find the scales are tipping heavily in favor of planning ahead.