As many of you know, I’ve declared Friday as “Giving Friday.” It’s a day when we take a look at ourselves and our lives, acknowledge the many blessings God has given us, and be happy. It’s a day when we make a conscious decision to rejoice and be glad—no matter what negative things are going on around us. For too long, we have allowed circumstances and situations to set the temperature or mood for our attitudes. But there’s something you should know. First, life’s difficulties—things like a lack of money, the uncertainties that surround your job or business, or even family relationships—have nothing to do with your happiness. Happiness is a choice, and it will always exist no matter what difficulties you face. Second, success involves making an investment. You can only profit good from the good you have sown. Let me ask you: What have you done with the blessings God has given you? Have you sown your gifts or talents into the lives of others so they can be blessed and prosperous? If not, now is a good time to start. Often, we blame others for our disappointments when the problem could be because we haven’t invested in others by sowing into their lives. Develop a positive attitude and start sowing the good seeds you’d like to see produced in your life. Sow happiness, kindness, peace, love, joy, unity, and before you know it they will begin to come back to you—in abundance. Don’t have the mentality of the world—always expecting something but never being willing to be a giver. Follow the principle Jesus gave His disciples in Luke 6:38, New Living Translation, when He said: “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”
As you purpose to sow into the lives of others, what better way than to share your resources with this ministry? Your gifts will help us to reach the lost around the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. If you would like to be part of that effort, just go online to thefaithcenterint.org/give and click “GIVE.” You can also “text-to-give” by texting the word TFCGIVE to 73256, or by using our CASH APP. Thank you so much for being part of all God is doing here at The Faith Center.