The blessing of giving.

Happy December to you all!

This week I wanted to look at the blessing of giving. When we think of giving, we normally think of giving a materialistic item or money. However, there is blessing in giving our time and in giving our thanks. The blessing of giving is not in the belief that we should receive back but in the hope of blessing someone else’s life, with no strings attached. As we go through the season of Advent and we remember and give thanks to God, for sending our Saviour who would bring salvation for all. May we be people who realise how blessed we are, even if we are not wealthy in worldly ways. Out of what we have, may we be people who support those around us either with resources or our time. May we take time to give thanks to the people who have blessed our life this year, in big and small ways.

As we give out our thanks, I hope we will all take time to sit at the feet of God and thank Him for everything He continues to do in our lives. You may have thought 2020 would ruin you but look at you now. You may have had some loss or you may have lost everything, but here you are. Standing and trying your best in each day that comes. The strength you have found in these past months is a blessing you can pass on to someone who is in a similar situation to you. Never feel like you have nothing to give because you are fearfully and wonderfully made. You have got this far so give thanks and continue on in hope and trust. For God will always lead you to where He needs you to be.

Take time to bless others this month, it does not have to be with presents it can simply be with your presence. Now more than ever, people are looking for company rather than another stocking filler.

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20v35)

I hope you will have a blessed week and are able to enjoy this advent period.

One thing I am doing through the time of Advent is reading through the gospel of Luke. For each day just reading a chapter. If you would like to do the same, you only have a couple of chapters to catch up with.

I am going to link some charities down below. These are ones that I keep close to my heart and it is a beautiful way to bless someone, not so close to home.

  • Charity Water
  • Choose Love ( You get to pick the products you would like to send to refugees)
  • Shelter
  • Crisis
  • Samaritans

God bless you all. Remember to take each day at a time. Love Victoria. Xx

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. ( 2 Corinthians 1v3-4)

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