Intentionally Openhanded

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Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 11:1-4

Solomon instructs those who have resources (financial and/or material) to be openhanded in helping others. And he not only instructs us to be giving, but to be extra generous in our giving, according to the needs we see around us. "Give a portion to seven, or even to eight..." vs.2).

The instruction to help others absolutely resonates with me. Being able to give of my time and/or money when I see a need, is something that brings me joy. And as I have grown in my relationship with God, He has impressed this principle on my heart more and more. There are so many people around us that need help. But all too often, we're so focused on the details of our lives that we overlook and miss out on daily opportunities to show God's love to others. God is pleased when we are openhanded and charitable with what He has generously given to us. I like to think that every generous and loving act we extend to others brings a smile to His face.

Would you describe yourself as a generous and helping person? What are your thoughts on Solomon's directive "to give a portion to seven, or even to eight"? Will you join me in being intentional about reaching out to help someone this week? Tami

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There's constant opportunity all around us to give our ourselves to others, if we pay attention and keep our hearts open.

Challenging post! Thanks sister Tami!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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