Encouragement

Am I Willing to Share?

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This is my constant companion Cinnamon.

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She is a sweetheart who fills my life with joy. I enjoy loving on her and giving her treats even though she doesn’t always immediately eat them. One day I was spending some quiet time with the Lord. As usual Cinnamon was lying close by with 4 or 5 treats laying around her. I guess she was saving them in case I suddenly stopped being generous.

When I finished my quiet time I rose to go into the other room. As I walked away I noticed that Cinnamon was desperately trying to stuff ALL her treats into her little mouth while keeping one eye on me. She wanted to be where I was but didn’t want to leave her stash.

As I reflected on Cinnamon’s selfishness, I was convicted of my own actions.

God has given me so many “treats.” Gifts that He wants me to use as I serve in His kingdom; blessings He wants me to share with others on this life journey. But sometimes I think that, like Cinnamon, I am afraid to use them because I might not get any more. Or I don’t want others to enjoy my bounty because, of course, it’s all about me and my needs. What a sad commentary on life.

I found a picture of another animal who seems to be afraid of losing his treasures.

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Is that what I look like when I guard my gifts?

Wow! I’m not just talking about food or clothes or any other material thing. I’m talking about love, mercy, grace. I’m talking about a smile, an encouraging word, a helping hand. These are the true blessings that come from God. These are the possessions He commands us to share with a hurting world. The question is am I willing to share or am I like Cinnamon, afraid that someone may take my treats and leave me with nothing? I pray that I will loosen my grasp and sow seeds of faith, hope, and love.

After all:

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About Ginny Holcombe

I am a daughter of the King! My relationship with Jesus is the best and most important part of my life. I love my family deeply and am extremely thankful for family and friends. My desire is for women to deepen their relationship with Jesus and to allow the Holy Spirit to guide them through each day. I am a women who has been broken by life and circumstance, but I am also proof that there is a wonderful life after divorce when you allow God to be your provider, comforter, and guide. I am a daughter who is loved by her Father and I am a Mary who loves to sit at the feet of Jesus. I enjoy sharing the lessons He brings to my life on Facebook and my blog livinglifewithjesus.blogspot.com. I'm thankful to be given the opportunity to share what God is teaching me on MMCW. I pray that His love, grace, and mercy will touch you every day.

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Ginny Holcombe

I am a daughter of the King! My relationship with Jesus is the best and most important part of my life. I love my family deeply and am extremely thankful for family and friends. My desire is for women to deepen their relationship with Jesus and to allow the Holy Spirit to guide them through each day. I am a women who has been broken by life and circumstance, but I am also proof that there is a wonderful life after divorce when you allow God to be your provider, comforter, and guide. I am a daughter who is loved by her Father and I am a Mary who loves to sit at the feet of Jesus. I enjoy sharing the lessons He brings to my life on Facebook and my blog livinglifewithjesus.blogspot.com. I'm thankful to be given the opportunity to share what God is teaching me on MMCW. I pray that His love, grace, and mercy will touch you every day.

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