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Saturday, April 28, 2012


My prayer:

Awesome God. Just thinking tonight. Before I decided to live my life for you, all I could think about was all of the things I would have to give up. Now, all I think about is all of the things I gain with you in my life. I forget sometimes that there are people that don't live each day with the assurance of a loving, heavenly Father, working everything out. I know that sounds crazy, that I could forget that, but sometimes I do. 

I guess it is the same thing with every time that you want me to step into something new. My first thoughts are about the things I will have to give up in order to do it. But, once I do it, all I can think about is what you have added to my life. This blog is a great example. When you first put it on my heart, all I could see was the time and effort it would take and I didn't have any more time. But, once I started it, all I could think about was how amazing it was to hear from you every night, always something new, and always something that touched people all around the world, people that I will likely never meet this side of heaven. 

You always give so much more than what you ask for. You generosity is beyond anything that has ever been experienced before. God, I want to be more like you. I want to be generous like you. I want to think more about what is gained through the sacrifice than what is lost. Help me God to be more like you.

What God Said Tonight:

It wouldn't be called a sacrifice if there wasn't a cost to it. But you are right, I will never ask for more than I am willing to give. You will never out give me no matter what you give. I will always make sure that you have more than what you give. 

Your generosity makes a way for you. It makes room for you to receive more of my blessing. I am a God who loves to lavish my children with gifts. I love to bless you to overflow; but, I can fill up a full vessel. You have to pour out some for me to refill. Pour out what you have and I promise I will always refill and fill beyond what you have poured out. 

I filled the widows vessels, I will keep your vessels full. Never be afraid to give. never be afraid to be generous. You will never see lack as a result of your giving. As a matter of fact, it is just the opposite. Your blessing, your increase and your promotion lies within your giving and your generosity. 

Give of your time, give of your talents, give of your heart, and give of your provision. give and I will give it back to you. I promise.

1 comment:

  1. "You will never outgive me no matter what you give" :) I love that. Marilyn, it is so awesome that you hear from God in a personal way everyday. It feels like so few Christians have this but it's what everyone in the world deeply needs. Thanks for sharing and God bless!

    Anastasia @ Secret Sinai