Bob and Miki, Busy About the Master's Business
Live to Give
By Eric Meechan
We all have early childhood experiences that we may think on fondly that remind us how we grew to become the people we are today. Many of the healthy habits or lifestyle choices that we have or have made today were established within us as young children. They may be things such as learning to share with others, speaking only when you have something nice to say, looking both ways before crossing the street, telling the truth because it hurts others less than lies, not taking what doesn’t belong to you, and being generous with others with what we have. Many of us at one point in time or another have strayed away from one or more of these good habits, however we always seem to come back to them, because we know inside of ourselves, they are just the right thing to do.
We each, I’m sure, had parents, coaches or teachers using catchy sayings to help us remember these things like, what goes around comes around, you reap what you sow, and do unto others as you would have done unto you. No matter the culture we grew up in or even the country we’re from, it’s quite possible a variation of these expressions were used there as well.
The Bible as we know is full of heavenly wisdom, words of instruction and encouragement. One such encouragement that Paul gave to the church of Corinth was in his second letter as he was admonishing them for their generous and cheerful giving. Their giving not only blessed Paul but was a great example to other churches who were watching, and because of their excitement and zeal to give, it compelled other churches in their region to give and support the spreading of the gospel in Jerusalem.
It wasn’t that Paul wanted their money, or even needed it for that matter, he knew that this was an opportunity for the Church of Corinth to be blessed because of their unquenchable zeal for giving. This particular church gained the revelation of what it meant to plant seed into the kingdom of God. They understood that God was looking not at how much they had in their hands, but how much they had in their hearts.
Above their regular financial support to their own local church, they found it in their hearts to dig deep and give even from their poverty, to demonstrate their generosity to the church in Jerusalem.
The measurement that determines true wealth and riches will not be found on a balance sheet or by counting what we have in our possession. True riches come from giving all that we can to those in need. The widow woman was considered generous, not because she gave more than anyone else, but because she was willing to give all that she had and not hold anything back for herself.
God does not determine how much He will bless us based on how much we have accumulated, but based on how much of ourselves we are ready to sow into His Kingdom. We are likely to lose that which we hold on the most tightly to, but if we are to demonstrate our willingness to give those things to God, He will multiply that which we have. If we are in need of something in our lives from God, let’s take Him at His word whatever that need may be.
A Prophetic Word from Eric Meechan
A new wave can be formed after the 1st wave has gone its course. In a set of waves, there are usually multiple waves coming at one time, but only one can form at a time. A new wave is beginning to be developed. We need to be patient and position ourselves for the wave. Don’t be too far in front of it, but don’t chase after it, just be positioned ready to receive it.
Bob and Miki, Busy About the Master's Business
Bob and Miki Scott are busy about the Master’s business.This picture is taken with their El Shaddai leadership team in Navojoa, Sonora.
The following pictures are taken at a Rise to Honor Men’s meeting in Tesia, Sonora, where they had a mighty visitation of God. Bob says, "I love hearing people sing praises to God … not just in English, or Spanish, or tongues of angels, but in the Mayo dialect! It makes me so excited about the day when people will be worshiping before the throne of God from every tongue, every nation, and every tribe. As I laid on a cot under the stars next to my friends, after having ministered that evening in two villages in the war torn Sierra Madres,having been sent by God to encourage a young 21 year old pastor of three churches who refuses to bow to, or fear the world, I had the sense that I must be the richest man in the world to live the life I live."
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