Something to Give

Written by Andrei Yashurin

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What are your treasures? What are your resources, visible and invisible? Have you ever taken an inventory of all what you have? I assure you that if you will do so with an open heart, you will discover that you are truly rich.

One thing I know for sure: If you read my message, you have a computer with an Internet access. Considerrepparttar fact that most ofrepparttar 127064 world’s population do not have one.

“And yet, my life is difficult. So, what’srepparttar 127065 point?” I do not want to imply that all what you have now is all that you can possess. It is not my purpose to teach how to be content with little what you have, because WE CAN ALWAYS CREATE MORE FROM WHAT IS GIVEN TO US NOW.

The recipe is simple: If you have a need, plant a seed of what you need. Give something torepparttar 127066 world you live in, no matter how little it seems to be. Blessrepparttar 127067 world in order to inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9).

Many people love to give, because it lifts up their self-esteem, and there is nothing wrong with that feeling. However, their idea of giving is incorrect. They think, “well, I will give when I will have some extra, something I don’t need”. It proves that they don’t understand that giving and receiving are directly connected as cause and effect. Therefore, they do not reap full benefits of their giving.

Onrepparttar 127068 other hand, some people feel uncomfortable about giving, consciously or unconsciously, because they were frightened by sermons about “giving all to God”. My advise to them is to reject those suggestions and let God direct their giving. God will never require of you to give something if you don’t feel joy and peace about an act of giving. And even if, at certain time, God would inspire you to give a lot,repparttar 127069 law of sowing and reaping will do its perfect work, and you will be blessed with even more wealth.

"He who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully". 2 Corinthians 9:6

God grants an increace.

Andrei Yashurin is a non-denominational minister, author, translator and an Internet publisher from Russia. His ministry in 2 languages reaches more than 3,000 people every month. He can be contacted at:

Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Fruitfulness

Written by Andrei Yashurin

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So, what isrepparttar solution?

I am deeply convinced that we become happy not because we seek to be happy, but when we strive to be fruitful, when we do our best to find out and to fulfill our life’s mission. Happiness is a by-product of fruitfulness.

Jesus knew that He came from God, and was going back to God. He was fully aware ofrepparttar 127063 fact that God sent Him with a specific mission. Do we know that all these truths apply to us as well?

"I choose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit" (John 15:16).

This call is not something forced upon us from an outside by an arbitrary God. Our call consists of all that isrepparttar 127064 most natural and most essential for us. We cannot separate ourselves from our appointment without violating of ourselves. The cost of disobedience to our life’s mission is a life of an inner division and turmoil.

"I amrepparttar 127065 wine, and you arerepparttar 127066 branches. He who abides in Me, and I in Him, bears much fruit… If anyone does not abide in me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered, and they gather them and throw them intorepparttar 127067 fire" (John 15:5-6).

Jesus spoke of an inner fire of guilt, stress, dissatisfaction and tension that burns within minds of those who don’t come torepparttar 127068 consciousness of their unity with God, and, therefore, remain unfruitful. However, to those who are obedient to their call, He gave a wonderful promise:

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done to you" (John 15:7).

All things are added to those who seekrepparttar 127069 Kingdom of God above all else. All desires will be granted to those who put God’s desires first in their life. But how can we be sure of that? There is only one way, and it is our personal experience.

It does not matter whether you agree or disagree withrepparttar 127070 central thought of this article. What really important is whether you are willing to try and prove it for yourself. Allrepparttar 127071 intellectual reasoning inrepparttar 127072 world cannot substitute one practical application of an idea.

Andrei Yashurin is a non-denominational minister, author, translator and an Internet publisher from Russia. His ministry in 2 languages reaches more than 3,000 people every month. He can be contacted at:

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