Religion » Giving is living by: Glamour(f) .:. Sun, 12 Jul, 2020 - 08:37:26:pm GMT

Giving Is Living

In The Book Of 2cor 9:7 Says Every Man According As He Proposeth In His Heart,So Let Him GiveNot Grudgingly,or Of Necessity: For God Loveth a Cheerful Giver."

In Other For Us As Children Of God To Make Giving A Living, there Are Some Things We Have To Understand:

1. We Have To Understand That Jesus Expects Us To Give. Matt 6:12 Says"And Forgive Us Our Debt, as We Forgive Our Debtors" jesus Is Asking Us To Give Forgiveness Here.

2. The Bible Teaches That Christian Giving ShOuld Be Done In Accordance With Our Means.2Cor 8:12 Which Says " for If There Is First a Willing Mind, It Is Accepted According To What One Has And Not According To What He Does Not Have".

Why Should We Make Giving A Living

1. God Gave Us A Gift Of Love: john 3:16
which Says For God So Loved The World That He Gave His Only Begotten Son, That Whoever Believes In Him Should Not Perish But Have Everlasting Life.

2. Giving Would Make God To Give Us Back A Hundred Fold :Luke 6:38 which says " Give and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For withs the same measure that you use it will be measured back to you."

Key word: God expects us to be cheerful givers.


**God's favorite**


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   Re: Giving is living by: Abbey(m) .:. Sun, 12 Jul, 2020 - 09:24:32:pm GMT

Giving is living.

The act of giving out is like opening a way out for yourself in order to have fortune in life.
Giving even make a person to be more honored in the society, giving is living he who gives will be blessed more by God, giving is a sign of blessings people around you, when you give to the less privileged you wipe out their tears.
Even it is written in the Bible that we should give to the less privileged in our surrounding, when you give, the person whom you give to will pray for you and the prayers will you answer .
Giving is living yes both religious the Christian and Muslims also preach about the act of giving , you give what you have any thing you have give it out to those that did not have.
You can give in terms of money, clothes, food stuff, shoes, house, cars, etc

**Abiodun**


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   Re: Giving is living by: Davzee(m) .:. Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 04:53:34:am GMT

Giving adds meaning to our life and fills it with love. By giving to others we make a positive impact on our society and make the world a better place to live. Giving is a win win situation. You help someone else and at the same time you make yourself feel better. Why do we find it so hard to give sometimes? When you give it means that you care about someone or something and when you care, people might take advantage of it and exploit you.

Maybe you are afraid that if you give, you will have less. Maybe you are suspicious of how people will use the money you give them or maybe some people might not be interested in your help and get angry. Not giving is not the solution. It's like not loving so you won't get hurt. Not enjoying the moment because you know it will be over. Not crossing the road because you might get hit by a car. The solution is giving wisely. Try to learn how your giving helps people and what it causes even if you are wrong sometimes at least you tired and did all what you could. A common mistake is thinking that you need to have more in order to give. Regarding the money, you can give even if you don't have much. You can give some change to homeless people, donate to charity or support your favorite personalities by buying their products.

Regarding to other aspects you don't have to be smarter or more skilled than others. It is possible to give at your current situation. For example, there are more positive or caring people than you but you can always brighten up someone's day by saying a good word or helping them out. When you give, you open a channel to the abundance of universe. If you feel blocked in a certain life area, just give. Need more love ? give love. need more money ? Give money or be helpful without asking for payment. How does it make sense when you give it makes the impression that you have what to give. You are not in a state of shortage.

You start to get used to this feeling and it will come back to you. If you give love and spread positivity, you get used to this and people will start to react this way around you. If you offer free services to people, someone will thank you by paying or maybe you'll come up with new creative ways to earn money. True giving comes from the heart if you give in order to get it's not giving, it's a deal. Never give out of superiority and try not to embarrass the other person by letting them feel inferior that they are a burden to you. It may be hard at the beginning and may feel forced but after you practice you start giving with love without expecting in return.

You can start to practice giving by doing small things like pick up trash from public places, be kind to someone, smile, volunteer at the local animal shelter and many other options. Of course, you can take a few steps further and do something big but every little good Thing has an impact in our Life. Don't use giving as a tactic of getting things in return or feel like someone owes you something. Give happily and make it a way of life.

This is a wonderful topic, i love it.

Thank You.

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   Re: Giving is living by: Flochords(f) .:. Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 09:09:37:pm GMT

" It is more blessed to give than to receive". Giving is the act of blessing other people with the things you have either money, clothes, food, etc. Giving people is very good and it makes people happy. A giver never lack and a giver is always more blessed than the receiver. The way you can impact life easily, is to give to humans when they are in need, it is really an impact and such person will be able to put a smile on other people's face. And those people will surely never cease to pray for you for giving them in time of need.
When I talk of giving, there are different aspects to giving, is not only money that can be given to someone, you can give someone your time( you might be able to spare out of your busy schedule to meet with somebody in order to attend to the person need at that time or to help the person at that time), you can give your words: sometimes what some people need from is not your money but your words of encouragement which can go a long way in helping them in their present situation, you can give people care: This is also very important because sometimes you might not be buoyant enough to help people monetarily, but you can care for them at that point in time and it will go a long way in helping them through that situation too. You can give people a lot of things apart from money that will go a long way in helping their lives. So learn to give to people in need because that way you become their prayer answered, and you will surely be blessed for it because it is more blessed to give than to receive and givers truly never lacks anything in life. What you sow is what you will reap, if you sow giving, you will reap blessings even when you didn't ask for it.
Try giving to people when they are in need in any way you can within your capacity and you will never regret you did because you will be blessed surely for that.

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   Re: Giving is living by: Mima(f) .:. Sat, 22 Aug, 2020 - 05:18:11:pm GMT

Givers never lack.

It is more blessed to give than to receive. Giving is very important in every part of life. We live when we give. If you spend money only on yourself it is not enough. Impacting into the life of people is also giving and when we do so it makes our life count.

Giving do not entail only to money or material items . Giving entails to advise, love, visit, time etc and whenever we render these to people it should not be for show off but to the glory of God.

Never be tired of giving, always bear in mind that there is a great reward when you give. When you give, you are sure to get, no matter how little you give. Yes that is the secret.

Sometimes people complain about giving. They say why should I give when I do not have enough? But yes, it is possible to make a living through the little things you give .


If you must live life to the fullest, start giving.


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   Re: Giving is living by: ObakaEmmanuel(m) .:. Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 04:11:36:pm GMT

Even Jesus the savior of the world, loves a cheerful giver. Infact the only way the gospel can be spread in all part of the word before rapture can take place, is when we can practice giving. Because you need money to distribute the Bible as a missionary, the missionaries need food, the missionaries needs accommodation e.t.c. Giving should be a way of life, not what you do time to time. When you give they is always a reward. I have never seen a give that is poor. Looking at the story of ananias and saphira. In their time the church of God grew by giving and when it came to their turn to give, they lied and that led to their death. When ever you give make sure you are not giving for show up the way we have it in some churches today when it is launching service you see them bringing out big money so that the people can know that they are the one giving. If you are giving make sure it is from your heart, and you have no expectation of any return in as much as God will give it back to you in good messures. You should not set your mind on what you will get. All beliver Should have this special grace of giving.When practicing giving, you are doing the word of God. He asked us to give that it may be given unto us. Some people have this mindset that why will I give to a church that is well doing. I mean big church when they have what is more than enough. Just know that you are not giving to the man. Is not the man that will reward you but the God of the man.
**Obakaemmanuel**


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   Re: Giving is living by: Princessprecious(f) .:. Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 - 04:43:47:pm GMT

Giving is living. As Children of God we should always learn to give to people no matter how small it's, all the little things we do may be seen in another way by other people but before God it means alot.

God loves a cheerful giver, He wants us to give to other people in need without having anything against them and not giving just because we want to be praised by other people. When we are giving out to people it Should be from our heart.
Do you also know that when you give doors open, yes!!! God blesses us in ten folds when we give out. Many receive helpers when they give out to people and they get more than what they gave out.

**Precious**


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   Re: Giving is living by: Abosedegrace(f) .:. Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 - 05:10:06:pm GMT

Giving is very vital, giving is a proof of how much love you have for God and your neighbour,
In John 3:16, God did not just Love he shewed the love in deed, the love prompted him in releasing His only begotten Son

1John3:17-18 says "but whoso hath this worlds good and seeth his brother have need and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18- my little children, let us not love in word neither in tongue but in deed and in truth.
You don't say you love your neighbor by mouth, you prove it.

Giving can be in cash and kind, it is not necessarily money, in rendering services to God you are giving to him, you don't need a whole lot of money before you can give to God, you don't have to give excuses of not being rich enough. Cain and Abel offered unto God but Abel offering was accepted, why because, God require of us to give of our best to him God is not a begger, He is not in need. He is rich in mercy and everything you could think of.

Remember Jesus Christ was rich, but he was made poor for us.
Love is the basis. you cannot claim you love God when you cannot give of your best to him.
Giving can draw a soul to Christ, when an unbelievers sees how cheerfully you give even out of the little he/she has, he/she might begin to wonder how happy you are with the little and how you can still stretch ur hand to give from it,
A song says "your brother is in need, and you don't care to help him to meet his needs, you let him go and Advised him to pray about it, where is the love of God in your heart?
It is only those who open their hands that can receive

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   Re: Giving is living by: Oluwatomisin(f) .:. Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 - 08:55:26:pm GMT

GIVING IS LIVING.


Giving is living because a life that gives will forever lives in people's mind. God created everybody wonderfully and fearfully made and he blesses each of us for his own purpose.

God gave us money not for ourselves only but also for everybody. He want us to show the love of Christ through giving and reaching out to the people with our resources. There are people out there that needs our help. Giving is not limited to money only.

There are different things that you can give out to people. People outside needs your help and the reason you are saved is for you to save other people from the web of the wicked. And when you give you don't lose though people might think you are losing but God is well pleased with you.

There are a lot of benefits in giving to people because God is well pleased with a cheerful giver. A giver never lack because the heart of those you give to will always pray for you. We don't only give to people we are also expected to give to God through our offering and tithes. God didn't want us to give through murmuring so it will be nice to learn how to give to God cheerfully.

Finally, you can't live without love and you can't love without giving. Let Christ love be known to everybody by reaching out to everybody through your substances.




**Always put God first **


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   Re: Giving is living by: Wisemamsam(m) .:. Thu, 01 Oct, 2020 - 02:42:31:pm GMT


@abbey: It is more blessed to give than to receive.

As a Christian, giving should Become a lifestyle .

God led by example, by giving us his only begotten son who came to die for sin of the whole world.
John 3 vs 16.
It is impossible to recieve without giving.
God gave us his son, in exchange for man.
Giving Jesus up, was the only way man would be restored back to God.

There are so many things we can give:
1. You can give your time.
Time is money. Giving your time to something orsomeone is a very important and Good.
Give your time to God, to people and and anything you are doing.

2.you can also give your money.
We are in a world were money has become of the most valuable thing. Some people cant give their money to anyone or invest their money into anything. You can't give and lack in life. In the days of need and lack, the people whom you have giving to will come to your rescue.

3.you can give people advise and grew counsel.
Sometimes, giving is not all about money, you can as well give people great counsel and advisable that will become a ladder to the top.
Note:
It is very important to strengthen the fact that giving must be backed up with a good motive.
Any giving that is done on the platform of pride or self is rendered useless and void.
Some people give to showcase self. They give to show to people that they are rich and well doing which is very very wrong.
Tje bible says 'when we give with the right hand weshouldn't allow our left hand to know.

Thank you.

**Audusamuel**


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   Re: Giving is living by: AdaJesus(f) .:. Mon, 05 Oct, 2020 - 11:12:15:pm GMT


@Davzee:

Giving is living, hmmm and wonderful caption for a unique mystery. A lot have been said here already.

Giving is life, giving is success, giving is living. But , may I establish a fact that there is no giving without love.

The basis of giving is LOVE. Let us take a dive into the scriptures

John 3:16, For God so LOVED the world, that he GAVE his only begotten son, that whosover believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

The first foundation the scripture laid by our ever faithful example for giving is love.

People give for certainly different reason , but the giving that is most blesssed by the Almighty is giving that comes with love, evry other giving asides this may not attract a blessing from the father.

We should learn to make giving our habit because the moment we stop giving, we literally stop living! When we ive we are happy, and we can make others happy too.

But listen, It is not enough to just give people things, it should as much as possible be good things. Some people say, if what you are giving does not touches your heart, then maybe, it was not worth giving after all. Also, if we don't give out the one we have, we cannot receive another.

There is also a proverb that says ''the hands of a giver are always on top''. So, beloved, let us endeavor to give out to people no matter how difficult it seems.



**AdaJesus**


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   Re: Giving is living by: KestyBrown(m) .:. Tue, 06 Oct, 2020 - 04:42:54:am GMT

It is well known that give and it shall be given unto you. Also, God loves a cheerful giver. What do you understand by the word, to give? To give means, to release that which you possess to hand it over to someone who is in need.

As a Christian, it is expected we give to people who are in utmost need for basic amenities especially food. God commands us in his Book, the Bible, that we should love our neighbors as ourselves. Meaning, if we find our neighbor in any trouble, we are expected to help that person out, we are to treat that person in the manner we find ourselves (empathize with the person).
When you give, good measurr comes back to you in one way or another, definitely. It might not be now that the good measure shows up, but it will definitely show up when the time is right, remember Gods time is the best.
One can demonstrate giving well enough, by volunteering and voluntarily giving to the less privilege, orphanage or the needy, whichever one.
And most importantly, people are expected to give wholeheartedly and not with any iota of grief whatsoever.
Do you Give?

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   Re: Giving is living by: Ojc(E)(m) .:. Tue, 06 Oct, 2020 - 05:53:27:am GMT

The act of giving to others is a good idea in itself. Actually, it tends to depict support, kindness and empathy for other people around you. But when you give more to others, it will have a direct positive effect on your mental wellbeing.
Like 6:38 says Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Many attimes people fail to realise the more you give the more you receive. But the more you take, the less you have.
when you give, you are more likely to get the same from your family, friends or even the community at large. These exchanges tend to promote cooperation and a sense of trust that in turn ends up strengthening our ties with others.
The act of giving has been proven to make people happier than if they had decided to use the thing for their own personal gain. Giving money to other people tends to lift the happiness of participants more than spending it on themselves. This is not only applicable to money but any other act of kindness that you may show to other people. It is, therefore, advisable that you make kindness part of your life if you are to avoid the stress life brings at times.
Practicing the act of giving is a step in the right direction if you want to make your life better.

**LAGOS**


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   Re: Giving is living by: Jerrythegifted(m) .:. Tue, 06 Oct, 2020 - 08:49:45:am GMT

Giving is living,and a giver shall never lack.


My mom is an example of someone who gives,she gives a lot even when she has little.People come to our house,some looking sick and hungry.My mom always pity them,she has the spirit of giving and I've learnt it from her.


let's make it a culture to give.There's this happiness I get in giving.When you see beggars on the road,a small act of giving brings blessing upon you.



When you're giving,give with a cheerful heart.
Even our God gave us Jesus his only son and Jesus gave his life for us on the cross for us to be saved.The greatest kind of giving.

Jesus also said in the book of Acts 20:35..."In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
Jesus Christ also gave a parable about a woman who gave her last penny in the Bible.Other rich men were giving a lot but this woman came with a penny.Jesus was watching her.She gave it with all her heart.Jesus told his disciples that...she gave more than the rich men because she gave with all her heart.

when you're giving in the church too,give with all your heart.Like the Bible says..."God loveth a cheerful giver".There is blessing in giving.

**I'm gifted**


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   Re: Giving is living by: AdaJesus(f) .:. Wed, 07 Oct, 2020 - 07:35:29:am GMT

Giving can be in the form of donating money or giving one's time and energy towards a worthy cause. In modern churches, there are various committees for evangelism, welfare, building, e.t.c.

Welfare committee is responsible for providing for the needy in the church and society at large, beggars on the street, the handicapped, and motherless babies' homes.

Apostle Paul in scriptures taught that giving is one of the virtues of a good Christian. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Paul was expounding this in his epistle to the Philippians which was instilled by the monetary gift he received from the church through Epaphroditus while he was in prison in Rome. Apostle Paul gave them his blessings by saying that :

"And my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in. Apostle Paul gave them his blessings by saying that:

"And my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory, through Christ Jesus. To our God and father, be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (Philippians 4:19).

Now giving is not just about giving, but giving cheerfully and with sincerity.

2Corinthians 9:6-9

"He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully"

VARIOUS WAYS CHRISTIANS CAN EXPRESS THE SPIRIT OF GIVING

1. Donating money to meet the needs of the less privileged people.

2. Visiting and giving money to the motherless babies' homes, donating to hospitals to take care of patients

3. Donating money to churches in support of evangelism

4. Giving to our needy neighbors or as the spirit of God prompts us.


**AdaJesus**


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   Re: Giving is living by: Abiodun(m) .:. Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 05:26:27:pm GMT

giving in living. it's means that when you are in right way with your creator in the spirit of God. in the book of John chapter 3 vs 16. for God so love the world .and he gave him the only begotten son .and whosever believe him he will not perish but have everlasting life. in the book proverbs 18 Vs 16.A man's gift makes room for him. and bring him before great men. Gen 2 Vs 7. and the lord said formed man of the dust of the ground. and breathed into this nostrils the breath of life. and man became a living soul. 1cor 15 vs 45. and so it is written. the first man Adam was made a living soul. the last Adam was made a living spirit.
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   Re: Giving is living by: Abiodun(m) .:. Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 05:27:08:pm GMT

giving in living. it's means that when you are in right way with your creator in the spirit of God. in the book of John chapter 3 vs 16. for God so love the world .and he gave him the only begotten son .and whosever believe him he will not perish but have everlasting life. in the book proverbs 18 Vs 16.A man's gift makes room for him. and bring him before great men. Gen 2 Vs 7. and the lord said formed man of the dust of the ground. and breathed into this nostrils the breath of life. and man became a living soul. 1cor 15 vs 45. and so it is written. the first man Adam was made a living soul. the last Adam was made a living spirit.
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   Re: Giving is living by: Francis(m) .:. Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 - 07:09:29:pm GMT

Giving has a great reward on its own,as they say that givers never lack good. They will continue to grow higher and always at the top.
Even if you a the worst sinner on Earth, if you practice the act of given, you will see that everything will be going well for you. Giving is one of the greatest sectet to success.
The Bible has laid down the examples of the reward of giving.
As Jesus Christ our Lord has practiced the greatest act of giving by laying down his life for our redemption freely, we should also leave by that example.
Give when you have abundance and when you do not. And mind you, not just giving but giving with all your hearts, it is very important. Some may give, but not in their free will. That kind of giving does not have reward.
Give without expecting anything in return, especially when you don't have, a great reward awaits you.

**Francis**


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   Re: Giving is living by: Ifi(m) .:. Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 07:04:53:am GMT

Giving is living bacause is good to give you expect abundantly from God. Giving is done whole heartedly not just giving and later grumbling. For example, the story of Lazarus and the rich ma, rich man just giving Lazarus the bad ones to eat which is the one that fell from his table, for the rich man mind he thought he was giving but not sincere in heart. Giving in society makes one name get famous, not just after your own pocket. For example. Anaianas and saphira promised the Church which is under apostle peter care they promise to sell the land and bring all the payment to the church as their offering but they were interested in their pocket they took half of the money and brought half to the church, peter having the spirit of God in him, knowing that they lied and they were smitten to death. As christian our fellow brethren that are in need, by you noticing it without no one telling you that person is in point in need as christian is the time to help our self in that case. As a giver one hand is up, while the receiver hand is under to recieve, I pray God help us to make our hand on top, our heart also give whole heartedly without mourning and grumbling.
**Lovely**


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   Re: Giving is living by: KestyBrown(m) .:. Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 - 04:28:54:pm GMT

It is often said that, "givers never lack", and I see some truth in the statement. Even the Bible declares that "give and it shall be given unto you...".

In our contemporary times, people are somewhat stingy in giving. But, you should tend to make the big difference.
When you give, there is that joy you feel, Joy of accomplishment, joy of peace and love towards your neighbors and fulfillment.
Jesus commands us in his word that "Love your neighbors as yourself". If by any chance you come across a friend or a neighbor who is in dire need of a particular thing, and you have it, its best you give it to the person, as that person will also remember you in the time of need. Even more, your reward will be made in heaven.
There is a statement that some people are conversant with "if you open your hand(palm), you get something llaced on it. But, if you close your hands(palm), nothing comes in." what this statement translates to, is "give wholeheartedly and willingly to your friends who are in need, and in return your cup will be filled"
There are several things someone can give to people who are in need, they include, clothes, food, gadgets, shoes, plates, and much more.



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   Re: Giving is living by: Flat(m) .:. Thu, 12 Nov, 2020 - 10:25:29:pm GMT

Hmmm! Life is like a ladder in the sense we are always at the middle, some people are above us while some are below us. So, the movement to the top is based on the fact that we also assist those that are below us and that's gives us a recommendation to the top. This can only be achieved through the act of giving. What then is giving? Giving simply means releasing something to other persons hand which could be in cash or in kind. Sincerely, the act of giving is not really because it requires you to do it when convenient or when it is not. The Trinity is our mentor when it comes to this act, God exhibited this by giving us is only begotten son, Christ exhibited this by surrendering his life for you and I to live, Holy Spirit exhibited this by surrendering himself to live in you and I. So, this justify that giving is not a thing of choice for us but it is an that is really necessary for us to do.
Now, a lot of us are willing to collect but not ready to give out to others, we are always eager to receive but we are not ready to let go, this have been one of the major reasons why some people are not moving forward. Part of the things we don't understand and which also makes it appear as if our evangelism is not effective is our lack of giving. Giving as being found to be a tool to draw people to you, when you give to people they will be ready to hear whatever you want to say. But always make sure you don't announce yourself when you give. A lot of people do publicize themes when they help people, they want their names to be announced in papers, announced in all forms of media, things like this are not rewarded from God because we have gotten the reward already. So, it is only the Holy Spirit that can help us to give freely without looking back.


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