She Gave All She Had.

The Holy Spirit doesn’t always work in us the way we think He might.  When I decided to surrender this pride thing, I was surprised how God chose to deal with it.  One very large way He has operated, if you will, is by breaking my heart for others in need.  Giving in the past has always been easy.  Even a no-brainer.  It was easy to write a check and make things better for someone in need.  And, it wasn’t that I was without compassion.  I just didn’t truly have an understanding of what it means to be broken for people less fortunate. 

I was reminded of the story where Jesus is teaching at the temple in Jerusalem where He witnessed the rich men’s donations.  But, it was one widow who gave two mites that caught His attention.

The others gave out of their abundance.  This widow gave everything she had.

And, not just financially.  She surrendered her whole self and everything she possessed. 

This especially went to straight to the heart of Christ.  Because, in a few short days, He would give everything He had on a cross.

I don’t want to just give out of my abundance.  I want to give out of my want.  Out of my hurt.  I want to give no matter what place I’m in.

That’s what Christ modeled for us.

I’m still learning to live a life fully surrendered. 

Are you?

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4 responses to “She Gave All She Had.

  1. Trying to…our series at LGC right now is “Live to Give”…we are trying to make it very simple, like the Word of God does…if you see someone hungry feed them, if you see someone thirsty give them something to drink etc….God made it possible for all of us to give…sometimes our pride does make us think we have to have money to give…so not true…good one …very good

  2. Kate

    I have learned that in my need….I can recognize or detect someone elses need much easier. I guess because I can feel what they must be feeling.

  3. Great blog, really a great teaching, learning experience, God is so gentle, so loving, it is a refining time, you will cherish for sure. Just like age, is a treasure to me. I have learned so much, am learning more that it causes us to be so much like Him. Love and prayers Dusty! Proud of you and for you!

  4. Jenny D.

    Dusty..I lovvve you.
    You make me want to be more like Jesus.

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