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GIVE YOURSELF AWAY
By: J. Maxwell
"Speak up for the people who have no voice,
for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for
the poor and destitute!"
Proverbs 31:8-9 (The Message)
Nothing has such a positive impact on a person as
giving to others. And people who have a giving spirit are some of the most
positive people I know. That's because giving is the highest level of living.
They focus their time and energy on what they can give to others rather than
what they can get from them. And the more a person gives, the better his
Most unsuccessful people don't understand this
concept. They believe that how much people give and their attitude about it are
based on how much they have. But that's not true. I know many people who have
very little but are tremendous givers. And I know people who have been blessed
with money, good families, and wonderful careers who are stingy and suspicious
In life, it's not what you have that makes a
difference. It's what you do with what you have. And that is based completely
By: D. Delay Our family enjoys the fun andrefreshment of water slides and lazy rivers during hot summer vacations. At
most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead
filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full,
the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike
wait for the outpouring. Then SUDDENLY the bucket tips and a great flood of
refreshment crashes down on all below! In the Book of Revelation, the Bible
describes golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints
(Revelation 5:8). In other words, the prayers of God's people collectively fill
heavenly bowls with sweet aroma, much like the burnt offerings did in days of
old. In Revelation 8,
we discover what these bowls are used for: "Then another angel, having a
golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he
should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter w…