Nuggets – You cannot give what you do not have

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In ministry in Church or in the body of Christ, we cannot give more than we have. Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

Peter was a good example, we can only give what we have.

If we do not know Christ, we cannot share Christ. If we are trying to do so without knowing Christ, experiencing Him, we are not doing the will of God, being just hypocrites in the sight of God and play-acting and it will eventually surface when the going gets tough.

We cannot help another to walk if we do not walk ourselves. We may cripple them or even paralyze them in fear rather than in faith.

We cannot counsel if we ourselves need counselling. I remember a counsellor who was supposed to be a marriage counsellor by profession. He tried to give counsel when his own marriage was in trouble. No he did not practice what he taught and we found out soon enough that he was disqualified from being a marriage counsellor when he became embroiled in a bitter courtroom divorce case which revealed he did not live his counsel.

We cannot help another be grateful and thankful and living together in harmony if we are infighting, complaining and beholding the mote in our brother’s eyes and not our own.

We cannot open the Word of God to others if we have not been feeding on it for it may bring diarrhoea, constipation and other spiritual diseases upon others. It may  also bring death upon ourselves  for lack of knowledge, wrong emphasis and worst, misinterpretation of the Word, adding and subtracting to the Word for which there is retribution.

Rev 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

If we want to give the Lord and do not know the Lord, let us find Him for ourselves first. It is not enough that your parents know Him and you do not. Stop teaching Sunday School, being a Youth leader, being a pastor, being a counsellor..till you have found the Lord yourself… Seek the Lord, knock till you find Him, then only attempt to give. Without knowing Him we only bring trouble, stress and burden upon ourselves and life cannot be abundant as Jesus promised and that breeds problems for others too.

If we want to share the Word, let us search the Scriptures before we teach even the little children and learn to divide the Word wisely. Don’t bluff for God sees and He knows you.

May we be truthful and honest before God that we may do His will rather than our own.The Lord will bless us if we give what we have. I believe there is no service for God on the basis of heavenly credit cards.

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4 Responses to Nuggets – You cannot give what you do not have

  1. ptl2010 says:

    I would like to record my thanks to Loopy for her quiet support in reading the blogs and also letting us know she has read them. We love you in the Lord Loopy for your contributions on ChristianBlessings in I love the blogs and your thought provoking blogs.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    Yes MT, it is an urgent message in this age of compromise. We need to ascertain that we are fit for the Master’s use first before we can be used of Him. It is imperative that we know Him personally first and then pass on His blessings. No second hand experience can be as effective as first hand experience. Thank you for your agreement here.

  3. mtsweat says:

    This is an urgent message for all of us who claim to know Christ. We are ever encouraged to examine ourselves, to ensure we are of the faith. If the term, fruit inspector, can find application the believer’s life, it surely requires self-evaluation. Thank you friend and God bless.

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