Larry and Sandy Wasserman
"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."
Samples from Seniors' Devotional Bible
WHAT LOVE REQUIRES, by Tim Stafford, Verse:Luke 21:4Love takes no competence. It does not require heroic endeavor. It can be done by anyone in any condition, so long as they have stopped being wrapped up in themselves. Someone who is paralyzed can love with her eyes. Someone who is blind can love with his voice and his touch. Only this is required: To love our neighbor or to love God, you must make the shift away from yourself as center of the universe. You must take God's (or your neighbor's) life story for your own.
You can find people in every nursing home who do this, making an impact through their love. They give their lives to others. They breathe out love. The contribution may seem puny. But Jesus intended to impress on his disciples that God judges our giving by percentage, not gross total. The widow's two cents weigh the scales more heavily than the piled-up gifts of the rich. This is one way in which the poor are blessed: they can much more easily give their all.
We are God's chosen, not to make us strong, but to confound the strong (I Corinthians 1:27-29). Simply to be God's children is power and glory. You cannot witness to his grace and love except as someone who remains weak.
FILL MY EMPTINESS, by Carole Mayhall, Verse:Proverbs 4:23Create in me, Lord....a pure heart, yes. But Father, even more. Create in me....(out of nothing for that's what creation means) an expectant heart.... May I stand on tiptoe waiting each moment in joyous anticipation for what You are going to do! Create in me an enthusiastic heart- "en theo" - meaning "in God", God in me, filled to overflowing with You Lord! Create in me a laughing heart - one that sees the serendipities of an autumn leaf and mist upon the mountains and hears the chuckle of a child. Create in me a heart of integrity - to be real, not to talk above my walk, not to try to impress. Create in me a caring heart - tender toward the hurts and happenings of others, more concerned with their needs than my own. Create in me an attentive heart - able to hear Your whisper, and moment by moment listen to Your voice. Create in me a contented heart - at peace with the circumstances of life. Create in me a hungry heart - longing to love you more, desiring your Word, reaching.... stretching.... for more of you. Creator Lord, create in me.
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