Reaching Out To Others
Thank you for the feedback I have been receiving regarding these Winners Way notes. Many of you have written to tell me how you have been inspired and challenged to take a bigger step of commitment in the endeavour God has called you to. As we share what God has given to us with others we set in motion the eternal law of sowing and reaping, giving and receiving. You can’t give and in the eternal scheme of things miss out on your reward. The Bible tells us in the book of Proverbs 11:24 & 25, "There is he that scattered, and yet increaseth, and there is he that withholds more than what is right but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul (generous soul) shall be made fat (enriched) and he that waters shall be watered also himself".
In their book ‘The One Minute Millionaire’ (I have found it to be an excellent read and full of practical advice), Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen talk about the power of giving and the power of the tithe. The Word of God tells us all of the tithe of the land belongs to God and is holy unto the Lord. We can’t out-give God and as we apply His divine laws and principles to our lives we will find the law of increase begins to work for us. Ultimately what we have given or sown comes back multiplied. The above authors highly recommend this law for anyone that would be financially independent or wealthy. They say its universal and it always works. One of my favourite sayings is that "the Word works when you work the Word".
A friend of mine from England, Liz Galvin recently viewed our www.whm.org.au web pages and wrote me an encouraging letter where she shared some of her own personal thoughts on giving and her desire in her own way to touch the hearts of people that she meets in her life’s pathway. I was touched by her thoughts and so I thought I would share them with you that they may be a blessing and an encouragement to you as they were to me.
Liz said one of her favourite mottos is "there is always enough". She went on to say that this is often overlooked which in her opinion is one of the reasons there is so much poverty and starvation in the world. Here are her thoughts as she sent them.
"There is always enough of everything – medicine, food, land, water, love. It’s just that the vast majority of humans are to fearful to give it to those who need it. Because they think that in giving away their food, their share will be compromised, or in giving away their love their love will be compromised. These days so many people will say ‘how can there be a God when there is so much pain and suffering in the world?’ Oblivious to the fact that it’s humans through greed and fear, causing most of the suffering. I think that if we could only put into practice the idea that ‘there is always enough’ we could be some way to dissolving most of the world’s problems."
I believe that Liz is right and there is enough for everybody on this planet. When God created this world He created sufficient for all your dreams to be fulfilled. So I DARE YOU to share what God has placed in your hands.
I DARE YOU to share a smile!
I DARE YOU to share an encouraging word!
I DARE YOU to share your food!
I DARE YOU to TITHE!
I DARE YOU…
To take a bold step into the deep waters of God’s Word, God’s universal law and His eternal rule of giving and receiving. Share what He has placed in your hands. Be part of someone else’s answer. Be part of someone else’s dream. Partner with your local church and empower your pastors by supporting their God given dreams. The sky’s the limit when your heart is in it! Our God is El Shaddai. The God who is more than enough. The all sufficient one. Your God is Jehovah Jireh. The God who has seen ahead and made provision for all your dreams.
God bless you. My intercessors and I are praying for you to succeed in life through Jesus Christ. Don’t forget if you can be in any of our up coming events we would love to see you there.
Dr. Shaun Marler
World Harvest Ministries