Friday, February 29, 2008

Soggy Bread............



Luk 6:38
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.

Ecc 11:1Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

I was up pretty early this morning..... OUCH my back!!

.....While doing around out in my shop trying not to wake my precious DH I decided to read a few posts and see who was up..... I went to one of my favorite blogs just to see what she was up to......... and there it was...... She is a giver!!!!!! I love givers, don't you......... I am a giver and have always been and sometimes to a fault...... Cannot help it..... it is just there....... You may have not seen that side of me yet but hang in there it is coming........ anyway, back to my point........ We are only asked to give...... that's it, just give......... Give of time, and give of understanding and give of love....... give of food, give of money if needed, give of gifts. A listening ear is a gift, give it... . Give of your strength to those that are struggling and give without expectation..... Where there is a need you stand on that shore line and you toss that bread......
... Now ... It is not our job to keep that record straight..... that belongs to the Father God...


BUT .......... if after having cast that bread you are standing out there and shielding your eyes from the sun.....and staring out the same shore line where you tossed that bread you need to just head to the house..... The word does not tell us that our return is coming from that same body of water........ but it is coming....... I have stood and looked toward the horizon of my body of water where my bread was tossed for far too long, only to realize that God will bring the return and it might be in the neighbors pond across the street or it might be from the shore line in a distant land.......... Am I making sense to you......
...We are asked to do and to give and to work and to share and to toil..... sorry hated to use that word..... but that is the Jesus in us....... Ever seeking out those that are in need or ever asking us to stretch and toss that bread......... but we must not expect that return from the same source that we gave........When we expect back from those that we have blessed we are setting our self up for disappointment........... That bread was intended for someone else and it is not ours...........
.........I am guilty guilty of that..... Standing out there and watching for that little morsel to come floating my way.......... Just the other day I was whining about a situation in my life to another blogger ....... (cry baby) looking for even a crumb..........!!!!!!! It ain't gonna happen............
.... The Father knows of our need and He has watched us throw that bread out there and He keeps perfect record......... sooooooooooo when the time comes that I need the bread of understanding or the bread of help, or the bread of comfort......... you get the picture........... He will speak to another believer that has bread in their hand and that believer will toss that out and you had better believe that it will float right up to my dock........... That is a spiritual fact and it cannot be dismissed any more that the law of H2O............ It is a law and He will watch over His word to perform it in that day........
....... So I was very convicted this morning early as I read the other blog, oh not by her words of course but by my comment to her post.............. I need to practice what I preach and in the commenting on her blog the Holy Spirit told me to go inside and quit looking for the bread that I was casting out.............. He has bread that I know not of right now.......... but bread it is and it is headed my way...................
.......... So I will continue to give....... I will do and I will serve........ and I will do those things AS UNTO THE LORD........ not expecting the praise of man........... I will continue to cast it out......... I will walk away from the edge of that water with the calm assurance that I have not gone unnoticed by the Father.. and is that not what we are all in this for.................. To please the Father.................
Load up your giver basket and toss it out there................


9 comments:

Sharon Brumfield said...

Girl, girl, girl---sweet balm to the soul.
I so needed this.
Sometimes I do get stuck wondering where in the world I am going to get any more bread from to toss out on the water. :) Comprehend?
But then the bread of life--He starts producing that bread and bam!--a new loaf to give.
So as long as He will keep producing them--thanks heaven for His endless supply of supplies-I will try and be faithful to passing em out.
Cuse ya know what happens when you eat too much bread? You get fat!
And ya know I don't want that.:)
Thank ya for this!

Edge of Design said...

Oh how funny! I thought you meant bread as in soggy sandwich so I was expecting a story along that line. Thus the "what did you do?" comment. As far as giving is concerned, we learned to give unconditionally growing up. Both of my parents were givers and they gave from the heart. I give whether someone questions my motives anyways. I understand that it's not me doing the giving. It is the Lord giving through me and it's up to Him to decide when and what He wants to give through me. My job is to obey. My dd is a giver too. We actually have a lot of fun giving because whether anyone says so or not, we feel a part of God when we do. We experience the heart of God too. You can never outgive Him though. It's only pride that prevents a person from receiving though no matter how they disguise it.

Counting Your Blessings said...

OH, I do understand it all too well. Often wanting to see the harvest before the seeds are ready - especially with my children. Beautiful post. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings.. POlly

MelanieJoy said...

Denise,
What a GREAT word! This has prompted my heart today. This
was written with such great
insight. I love coming over to
visit with you...I never leave
empty.....Much love to you.

Chris said...

Amen Sister Denise!! Yes! I do think I understand what you are talking about!! I feel that way too. I love to give, but sometimes it falls flat, or you give to a taker and eventually feel used. And abused!
But we are to give. Maybe not always to the takers, but we are to give, because eventually it comes around. When you least expect it!!
Bless you sweet friend.
May your back get strong...or happy, or whatever it needs to help you keep doing what you do so well.

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing this my friend, it is so very true. I love you.

Mary said...

Denise,

I also love to give and understand exactly where you are coming from. I have given to takers and never had a kind word in return, but God doesn't say that we will get that kind word. Still, I give because it is the nature that God has blessed me with and I am most happy when I am giving, whether it is a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on or anything else that will make someone happy. Thank you for reminding us that we are not to look for kind deeds in return, but leave that to our Father.

Love and blessings,
Mary

Edge of Design said...

Good morning Denise! I hope you had a good night's sleep. I am really looking forward to those T-shirts (no pressure though). It's going to be very interesting to see what design you've chosen. You rock!

Sharon said...

God bless you Denise. :) I hope your back is feeling better. I am praying for you.