Thursday, November 22, 2007
Do You want Joy?
Do you want to have a great Thanksgiving? It is easy. Have an attitude of gratitude and give something to somebody else.
The Bible is a great book. It not only write His Story (HisStory) in plain words it offers a lot of practical wisdom about life. A great deal of wisdom is give to us about how to have an abundant and joyous life.
One well known comment that I borrow in counseling a lot is, "If I try to save my life I will lose it." This comment comes in handy when I talk with depressed, angry or anxious people who are allowing the behavior of others to keep them in misery and they try over and over again to make someone stop acting in ways that cause them pain. In other words, they try hard to save their own mental and emotional comfort but it does not work.
Maybe the most important advice is, "Give and it shall be given unto you..." and "It is more blessed to give than receive." Thees two sayings constitute a double blessing of great proportion and are rather simple. Greedy, grasping folks are usually miserable but giving folks are happy.
If you want to see this in action, click the link below and take a look at the video report of folks who have joy from giving. http://www.freewheelchairmission.org/
Some of their critics are unhappy but they have joy.
This ministry has enormous impact on people. It is something that can inspire us to REFIRE not RETIRE and find our own niche of service. Many Seasoned Believers are entrepreneurs and the world is waiting for creative new ideas about ways to make a difference in the lives of hurting people.