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You Only Get What You Give?

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We know the sayings:


  • Karma’s a…

  • What goes around comes around

  • You get what you deserve, etc.


While many live by these philosophies, we know and believe in a God more powerful than relativity or Newton’s Third Law. 


So, what’s different about today? What’s new? Or is it just another day in the mundane?


Are we intentional to be open to new opportunities for God to demonstrate his capabilities through our folly? 


If you’re like me, I’m guessing not, as unfortunate as that may sound or be. Currently, life is in 5th gear, occasionally punching the clutch and dropping to 3rd then taking her up to max speed (choose your vehicle, lol). 


Add up work, travel, house maintenance and projects, pool maintenance, church events and activities, lessons, and oh, wait… that someone who is my wife, and my kids… which I purposefully didn’t put at the front of the list. Because we often get tangled in the web of life’s “busy”ness as a distraction from everything most important. 


What’s worse is the exhaustion. It leaves one empty and incapacitated to “give” to those who should have your time and attention. We emphasize “giving back to God”, but what if we are simply missing “it”. What is “it” we’re missing? His Grace, Mercy, Forgiveness, Timing, Voice, Gifts, Love, you name it. 


Are our family’s missing those things from us? We must remember, we bring nothing to God, rather he gave everything to us. And when he GAVE, he GAVE ALL. We must have the capability and capacity to receive, before we can give. What we can give is only what we receive from God. 


So, in our daily weaknesses, what is your family not receiving from you because you haven’t taken time to first receive it from our Father? 


John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


2 Corinthians 12:9 – My Grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.


Daily Battle Order:

Ask your family what it is they are looking to you for. Don’t ask them what to do about it. Go spend time with the Father to see what He provides you with to answer the calls and needs of your family. Make it a daily request and receipt.


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