II Corinthians 9:12 ” This service that you perform isn’t only supplying the needs of God’s people but also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

In this verse Paul is talking about giving generously to others, but not just physical needs. Sometimes it’s sitting down with someone and just listening. We may think our most useful asset is expounding on our Biblical wisdom or commandeering the conversation with our stories…but as an image bearer of Christ, we should imitate a heart full of love & compassion, ears ready to listen, hands willing to help, and feet ready to jump into the mess with them. That’s right, life is messy & rarely picture perfect for anyone. But when we give generously of our time it will only deepen our own experience of God’s grace. Giving generously of our time for someone may take rearranging our own schedule, it may not be convenient or easy, but if we can see it as a Divine Appointment set up by God…we will be grateful for the chance not grouchy.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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