Saturday, 23 November 2013

Why you should Give

                                             image is courtesy noblesville
    Some days ago while i was in church i got a mail from a fellow brother,as i opened to read this mail i was amazed at this fascinating story,the principle illustrated in this story is in line with Gods principle of giving which is found in His word 2corinthian9:7 "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart,so let him give;not grudgingly or of necessity:for God loves a cheerful giver".Please take your time to read through this
A young man, a student in one of the universities, was one day taking a walk with a Professor, who was commonly called the student's friend, from his kindness to those who waited on his instructions.
As they went along,they saw lying in the path a pair of old shoes, which they supposed to belong to a poor man who was employed in a field close by,and who had nearly finished his day's work.

The student turned to the professor, saying: "Let us play the man a trick: we will hide his shoes, and conceal ourselves behind those bushes, and wait to see his perplexity when he cannot find them."
"My young friend," answered the professor, "we should never amuse ourselves at the expense of the poor. But you are rich, and may give yourself a much greater pleasure by means of this poor man. Put a coin in each shoe, and then we will hide ourselves and watch how this affects him."

The student did so and they both placed themselves behind the bushes close by. The poor man soon finished his work, and came across the field to the path where he had left his coat and shoes.
While putting on his coat he slipped his foot into one of his shoes, but feeling something hard, he stooped down to feel what it was, and found the coin. Astonishment and wonder were seen upon his countenance. He gazed upon the coin, turned it around, and looked at it again and again.

He then looked around him on all sides, but no person was to be seen. He now put the money into his pocket, and proceeded to put on the other shoe; but his surprise was doubled on finding the other coin.
His feelings overcame him; he fell upon his knees, looked up to the heavens and uttered aloud a fervent thanksgiving in which he spoke of his wife who was sick and helpless, and his children without bread, whom this timely bounty, from some unknown hand,would save from perishing.

The student stood there deeply affected, and his eyes filled with tears. "Now," said the professor, are you not much better pleased than if you had played your intended trick?"

The youth replied, "You have taught me a lesson which I will never forget. I feel now the truth of these words, which I never understood before: "It's more blessed to give than to receive."Please dont forget to subscribe to my blogs mail list follow this link to do so Akpa Chigozie Blog Newsletter.
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Monday, 18 November 2013

His word is alive

Romans 8:38-39
"For i am convinced that neither death nor life,neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future,nor any powers,nor height nor depth,nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord".

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