The ONE THING for today

Can you share?

  • 1 Kings 17:13 (NKJV) And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 

Our ability to share is what makes the world go round.  Until someone is willing to step up and give to someone else from what they have the world will be held captive to anarchy and survival of the strongest.  In other words, if we don’t share then people have two options—live in poverty and misery or take with force from Sharingother what they need.  Neither option serves to make the world a better place to live.

The first level of sharing comes when we sense we have enough.  Having enough sets us free to relax our tight grip on things and extend a hand of generosity.  Tragically, many people never come to terms with the meaning of “enough”.  That’s why someone with a fortune can still struggle with sharing.  On the outside they may have the trappings of success, but on the inside they are still trapped in poverty.

What is amazing is that rare breed that learns to share what they have—no matter what.  They have the strength of character to share even without the promise of having enough for tomorrow.  Read 1 Kings 17:8-16 for a good example of this.

How is this possible?  How can we lose the tight grip of fear and share with others?  How can we go so far as to share no matter what?  The answer is resting in the provision and protection of God.  Change your motto from: “If it is to be it is up to me” to “If it is to be it is up to God.”  God’s got your back and your tomorrow.  The great benefit of surrendering your life to God is that He promises to take responsibility for you (Matthew 6:25-34).

There’s a beautiful song entitled: My Life is in Your Hands (click this link to listen).  The chorus records:

Oh, I know that I can make it,
I know that I can stand;
no matter what may come my way,
my life is in Your hands.

With Jesus I can take it,
with Him I know I can stand;
no matter what may come my way,
my life is in Your hands.

With that as your motto you can have the courage to share.  You can be the first to extend a hand of mercy and forgiveness; you can be the first to return blessing for cursing and generosity for fear and greed.  You can be the first to share your meal with someone today because you’ve already ensured that your last meal is taking care of—by putting your life in the hands of your almighty and loving Father God.

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