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There is a Time to Give and a Time to Receive | Karen Budzinski

There is a Time to Give and a Time to Receive

1st verse-
“And if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58: 10

There are so many of us that share the Word together each day that are struggling financially, some fall into the category of “being hungry”, some “are opressed”, weighed down and some are both! This is a very tough, intense time in many lives! A time when we are brought closer to our Lord! A time when we are to TRUST HIM to take care of us when it seems impossible. As I glance over our list I am amazed by the ones I do know that are battling this mountain!

The above verse also applies to the rest of you, who have given from your hearts and have overwhlemed those in need. “YOU ARE a LIGHT in the darkness!!” You are the HOPE in the middle of despair!! As one recipient cried out, “But I want to do something! I want to give back to them! I want to show my appreciation! I want to help other people like I am being helped!”

To those receiving the Blessings,
IT IS YOUR TIME TO BE BLESSED BY OUR LORD
through those He has placed in your life!!
IT IS YOUR TIME TO RECEIVE HIS GOODNESS!
IT IS YOUR TIME TO BE HUMBLED and RECOGNIZE HIS GRACE!!!

BUT, the TIME IS COMING TO GIVE BACK!!!!! Look at what the Lord says….

2nd verse- “Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be EQUALITY. At the present time your PLENTY will SUPPLY what they NEED, so that IN TURN their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be EQUALITY!!!!!!!!.” 2 Corinthians 8: 13-14

There is a TIME for everything under the sun!!!! There is a TIME to GIVE and there is a TIME to RECEIVE!! God has encouraged us to help each other in their time of need so that we can all be EQUAL!! He is SO WISE!!!!

Abba Father, we THANK YOU for Your Wise Words this day, for the encouragement You give us to help those who are weighed down by the circumstances of this world!! We all need help at one time or another and You encourage us to BE THERE for each other.
Sometimes we are the GIVER- the provider ….
and sometimes we are the RECEIVER of many Blessings!!
You place us in each others lives at JUST THE RIGHT TIME!
Help us to RECOGNIZE the times You want us to help certain people!!
Help us to be a LIGHT in a very dark world!!!!

We Thank You for the LIGHTS You have sent into the lives of so many Lord!!! Thank You for Your Unconditional LOVE and the way You Love us so COMPLETELY!!!! We REST in Your Arms!!!