Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
This week I started volunteering with a company called Love Inc, they set me up with a woman where I pick her up at dialysis and take her home, all of this is 2 minutes from my home, which helps because money is tight and it doesn’t take much gas.
I have only been with this woman 2 times so far for about 15 minutes a day. We have already started to connect and get to know each other.
She lives on a farm and raises chickens (for the eggs), Turkeys, and these beautiful white geese (not sure what the purpose is other than being beautiful). She loves dogs and has the sweetest doberman pincher. She said she would like to meet my dog sometime, so I am bringing him with me to pick her up on Tuesday, so he can run on the farm with her dog and play while we talk. She also saw that I do Mary Kay and asked me to bring her a catalog so she can spread the word for me.
I came home feeling so full of Joy and so peaceful. I started looking up Scripture about helping others and the one from Luke fit perfect for what I wanted to write about.
Many think of this Scripture simply as money and they wait for the money to be returned when they give. I see it as anything.
I gave my time, a whole 30 minutes in the past week and my cup is overflowing already. I came home peaceful and excited about this new relationship where I can learn from this woman about living simple, raising your own food, and enjoy time on her property with my dog.
I saw God in the animals walking around and the simplicity and beauty that was engulfing us on that property.
God really does what He says in His Word, he gave me a new friend, is helping my business, and He even found my dog a playmate, which is one thing that has been on my mind because he seems lonely.
He really knows us individually and our hearts desire. He wants us to be full of Joy and to see the beauty in the world He created.
God has never disappointed me when I volunteer. I might go into it dragging my feet at times, but I leave with tears in my eyes and peace in my heart.
You know your walking with Jesus when you Thank him for giving you the opportunity to give to others.