“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
There should not be a doubt in your mind that the Lord has done some extraordinary things in your life. He has been by your side walking with you every day of your life. The Lord has poured more blessings into your life than you can ever begin to count. If you were truly honest with yourself you would admit that many of those blessings you did not deserve, but He has blessed you any way. The Lord has not blessed you to hoard the blessings that He has given you, but He has blessed you to be a blessing to those who are in need.
The Scripture reminds you: “He has showed us all things, how that in laboring we support the weak, and to remember when Jesus said, it is more blessed to give than to receive.”
I encourage you today to remember that when you are laboring and serving the Lord you are truly supporting the weak. There was a time when you were down, and the Lord sent someone your way to lift you up. There was a time when you did not know how you were going to make it, but the Lord used somebody to make a way for you. Now that the Lord has blessed you, you have to be a blessing to someone else. You cannot be a person that is always receiving and never giving; because your blessing is not in the receiving it is in the giving. You may not be able to do a lot, but there is something you can do because the Lord has blessed you greatly and when you can turn around and do something for someone else, no matter the size, you are letting the light and the love of the Lord shine through you.
If you truly want to be blessed beyond measure, give beyond measure and you will be blessed. I thank God for every opportunity He has given me to be a blessing to someone else. I know that it is more blessed to give than it is to receive. Because I am going to keep on giving, I have no doubt “It’s My Year to Get My Thing from My God!”
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY