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.
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:
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.
For God gave and wants you in return.
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.
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.
© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
© 1997 Debbie Turner Chavers
We are isolated to some degree from the needs of others. All around the world there are disasters in many places and yet it is a time of opportunity. The opportunity to share the love of God with others.
As we prayerful look around, we will see needs that we can meet.
At times, it all seems to be over-whelming.
Yet, we must reach out. Jesus said, that we would have the poor always.
Poor means lack.
It is not just a lack of resources but a poorness of spirit. We are equipped to help meet needs. Even if you lack funds.
You have something to share.
A smile, a word of encouragement, an acknowledgement that although you are not the answer, you can share The Way to have every need met in Christ Jesus.
I want to encourage you today to do something today. Help meet a need. You are able.
© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers
Philippians 4:19But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Matthew 26:11For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.