“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Luke 6:38 (ESV)
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
Hebrews 13:16 (ESV)
You have been given so much – your talents, your skills. With all that you have been given you are then commanded to give to others to make a difference in their lives. We often label that volunteering. What then is a volunteer?
It’s not for money, it’s not for the fame,
It’s not for any personal gain.
It’s just for the love of fellow man.
It’s just to lend a helping hand.
It’s just to give a tithe of self,
That’s something you can’t buy with wealth,
It’s not for medals won with pride,
It’s just for that feeling deep inside.
Your reward is found down in your heart.
It’s a feeling that you’ve been a part of
Helping others far and near
That makes you become a volunteer!
~ Author unknown
I challenge you in 2021 to get out on the edge, break out of old habits, and to get away from that attitude of complacency. Would you declare this with me? I am all in for 2021, fully committed to use my talents and resources to volunteer more, give more, and care more.