Posts Tagged ‘Gospel of Matthew’

19Sep

the abc’s of digital generosity

ABC's of Digital Generosity

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. – Acts 4:32, NIV

By Tami Heim

Amid the volatile exchange of cyber conversation, you have the potential to establish common ground, build community, and intensify the light that comes from sharing your faith and God’s truth.

Network platforms are dynamic places. Here the digitally generous Christ follower discovers whatever flows from a pure heart is multiplied and returned in abundance. Outreach is amped and lives change.

  • Have you ever considered the measure and impact of your digital generosity?
  • Have you ever thought about how your online generosity reflects the character of Christ?
  • Are you giving to others as generously as God has given to you?
  • Are you sharing everything you have for the good of others and the advancement of the Kingdom?

Prayerfully read through the ABC’s of digital generosity. Click on the scriptures. Use them as a look in the mirror. Which behaviors or characteristics best describe you? Measure yourself against each one and then ask the Holy Spirit to help you become the generous and holy online ambassador God desires you to be.

The ABC’s of Digital Generosity


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5Sep

the promise of rest

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. –  Matthew 11:28 – 30, NIV

And He will give you rest.

By Tami Heim

Pushing, striving, and straining are not how God intends for you to live, work, or serve. Instead He instructs you to seek Him first, trust Him always, and obey His Word. Choose that path and He will accomplish and complete all He desires to do in you and through you. Align with Him and the boundaries and balance in this life online and off  line become clear. Surrender your ways and move in His.

How magnificent this invitation to exchange a life of striving for a life of thriving in the abundance of His overflow.


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11Jul

7 ways to breathe life into the words you release


Speak what is good, kind, and true.

By Tami Heim

But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. ~ Matthew 12:36-27 , NIV

The idea that what you write and say doesn’t matter is simply not true.  Your words carry with them the power to bring life and truth or take them both away.

A day doesn’t pass where your words aren’t influencing the thinking, behavior, or development of another person. You create, lead, and influence with the words you release. Think about the last words you deposited in lives of your spouse, kids, parents, friends, boss, colleagues, staff, or even the last comment you posted in a rambling digital stream of conversation.

Are you ready to be accountable for every one of them? Even the ones you easily dismiss as casual or insignificant?

With your words something begins or continues. A simple or brief post, tweet, text, or status update can have an immediate impact on someone’s day. When you deliberately select life-giving words and multiply them over time, God uses them to ignite life-change. Use discernment, be intentional, and rethink the value of each word you are about to give away.

7  Ways to ensure you breathe life into the words you release…


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27Jun

10 steps to becoming a hero

 

Peter, my young friend in Jeremie, Haiti

By Tami Heim

I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters; you were doing it to me. Matthew 25:40, NLT

Do you ever feel numb to the tragedy and pain in the world? Perhaps it happens most often on those days when you find yourself wondering, “Will there actually be enough grace to get me through this life I’m living?”

How do you wrap your head around need in the world? It’s too big, overwhelming, and seemingly impossible to satisfy. Present everywhere, philanthropic and mission-oriented organizations approach you with a plea for help. How can you bring relief, a smile, or anything that would make a difference?

So much need  and so little you.

Do you can look away, turn the TV channel, flip the page, change the radio station, click off the video, or allow an urgent request to float right by in a social media stream?


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