Giving Is Not A Weakness

For those whom have been conditioned to believe that giving is a weakness:

Giving is a strength. Never allow the world to tell you any different. The world obviously isn’t privy to what giving can do in the life of a giver.

Selfishness is the weakness that you should be concerned about.

Sowing and reaping is real, good or bad. Whether the sowing of time, finance, love, wise counsel, a listening ear, prayer, etc. GOD sees all. Whether it be gossip, selfishness, hate, abuse, etc. GOD sees all. Whether good or bad sowing you never know the timing of your harvest. It could be at your weakest moment you are down to your last dime. GOD sees fit to send someone around to put gas in your car, pay for your groceries etc. it could be at your weakest moment where you’ve lost your job and you’re down to your last dime and everyone you ask says no they can’t help you. Which position would you rather be in?

No matter what the world says, I’d rather be a giver anyday. I’d rather live in FAITH and give. Knowing that my giving will not be in vain.

Take a look at the world. It’s dog eat dog. It’s kill or be killed. It’s about survival of self. Truth is, there is no true existence or victory without others. There is no life without man and woman. There is no wisdom without student and teacher. There is no food without the farmer. No business without the consumer. You are not an island and you can’t survive on one alone…at least not for long.

Forgo selfishness. It’s the devils wish. It makes him happy that your hoard all you have unto yourself. He knows GODS principles even if you don’t. He knows them well. He knows the end result for you if you give and the same for if you don’t. It’s in his best interests to keep you ignorant. But let me share with you what GOD says.
©2014 Bridgette Hicks

Deuteronomy 15:10 Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

Deuteronomy 16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.

Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Proverbs 11:24-25. There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.

Proverbs 21:26 …the righteous gives and does not hold back.

Proverbs 22:9 He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.

Proverbs 28:27 He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Malachi 3:10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

Matthew 6:3-4 But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

Luke 3:11 And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”

Luke 6:30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

Luke 6:3 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him wouldn’t perish, but would have eternal life.

Acts 20:35 In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.

2 Corinthians 9:10 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;

James 2:15-16 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?

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WHY? Asks GOD.

Somewhere GOD is sitting back saying, “My child, why have you forsaken me? I give you everything. Most importantly I give you life. Why do you decide not to live for me? Why do you give more care, concern and resources to mediocre man? Do you not know who I am? I AM GOD! The FIRST and the LAST. The ALPHA and OMEGA, The BEGINNING and The END. Through ME the secrets of life are unlocked and many Miracles will be manifest. Walk in the spirit and you will begin to know that your lack of Obedience is directly linked to your pain. Pay close attention to my workings. Take time to talk with me daily and soon you will walk with me. Stop crippling yourself: your talents, your gifts, your confidence, your faith. Take your bed up and walk….away from everything that goes against me and my Word.”

©2014 Bridgette Hicks

Don’t give it all away

Single Woman,
Some may think abstinence is overrated or unachievable. It’s neither. Truth be told, when you decide to truly get to know someone, sexual intimacy aside, and determine that they are not the one you can walk away with much less hurt. The real pain is embedded in every negative thing that comes along with giving away one of the most precious gifts you have: your virtue.
Think about it…and reconsider. Cast all naysayers voices aside. Reality is… most don’t know what it’s like because a majority have never done it and only a small minority are willing to try.
©2014 Bridgette Hicks

Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect. (Romans 12:2 GW)

Behold,The New Thing

Someone needs to hear this: You can never get what GOD has placed before you if you’re constantly turning around looking for what HE’S placed behind you. Why are you waiting for what’s in your past to catch up to your present? You literally have to stand still for that to happen. As you stand still your future promises become further and further away from, when you should actually be pressing towards it. Stop seeking the former things. Keep it moving. Everything that is destined to be yours will attract to you as you move in sync with GODS PLAN for your life. The moral of the story is; Forget the former things, behold GOD IS doing a new thing. Do you not perceive it? HE IS making streams in the dessert and pathways in the wilderness (Isaiah 43:19). Follow HIS leading, looking forward to all new things in FAITH knowing that GOD IS ordering your steps as you keep your eyes, your mind and your feet stayed on HIM and HIS Path.

2014© Bridgette Hicks