Reciprocal

A reciprocal : shared, felt, or shown by both sides,: serving to reciprocate : consisting of or functioning as a return in kind

We all go through changes, some better, some worse and yet changes must come about for growth. Growth in our understanding and in our relationships with one another.
I am learning many things and one of them is how to ask for and receive a reciprocal.

A reciprocal in life or business is a like exchange for rendered service.
I find it hard to ask others for assistance, yet feel perfectly comfortable giving assistance to others.
Upon contemplation I found this to be odd.
Upon study, I realize that this reluctance can be based from fear of rejection and in some cases a form of pride.
So I am studying the Abraham covenant of a reciprocal.

Genesis 12:2
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Genesis 12:3
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

A Holy Reciprocal.
If it is your habit to be a giver/ nurturer by nature, then receiving something in return will probably be odd at first.
To give and expect something in return.
Yet, this is scriptural.

Example:
For God gave and wants you in return.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Remember the choices you make today are affecting your future.
I am told in God's word that you reap what you sow.
So, I now expect a reciprocal. Not a payment in kind, yet to be blessed in return for my blessing.
An Abraham type of blessing.

Luke 6:38
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

You do not plant beans and expect to harvest apples from that field.
A reciprocal, something of like value. Ask and receive.
To give and receive nothing in return is not scriptural.

~Debbie
© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers

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