Day 38/40: TAKER OR GIVER

Are you a TAKER or a GIVER?  That is one of the most important questions you need to ask your self today?  Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, еxcept a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit."  

It is through the process of death that new life comes.  This is demonstrated in almost every area of life, the animal kingdom, the plant world, and even in our own lives, we return from where we came from, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

But far more important than the physical part of death, is understanding the key to living an abundant life.  John 10 tells us that God wants us to have life and life more abundant, and it is Gods desire that we prosper, but the key to prosperity is found in the question I asked at the beginning, are you a TAKER or a GIVER.  

Takers "EAT SEED" givers "PLANT SEED."  Takers hoard things to themselves, givers are continually looking for people to bless and ways to help.  The key to becoming a GIVER is that we first must "DIE TO SELF."  It's the flesh, the carnal man that allows fear of lack and greed to rule and reign in their lives, and until that nature dies and gives way to the new man in Christ Jesus, the taking mentality will rule our lives.

If I asked you today, do you want to bear fruit, your going to say yes.  If I told you that you had to die to bear much fruit, you might change your answer.  But a seed has to die to live and multiply.  You are that seed, everything in you in the old nature has to die, giving Jesus Christ full reign over everything before you can bear much fruit.

Health will come, wealth will come, joy will come, peace will come, but unless you crucify the old nature these things will evade you every day all the time.

The old nature will always "TAKE" but the new nature will always "GIVE", its how you can tell if someone is truly dead to self and alive in Christ.

Friend, if your reading this right now, and you think you can get away with being a taker, it will catch you, things will begin to be stolen right out of your life, your home, your job, your health, your peace and joy, and until you learn to put God in total control, this will be your portion, but, if you allow God to rule and reign, crucify your greedy flesh and take on the nature of Jesus Christ, become a GIVER and watch as God will bring a SUPERNATURAL TURNAROUND for you.  Wealth will come, health will come and His blessing will be upon you!