The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Will you share your possessions? Allowing God to use our possessions is something we don’t think about but can significantly impact our lives. The Lord does not need our resources, but we need to learn how to share, and we are better off when we do.

As we grow in faith, we understand material things are only temporary, and we need to hold on to them loosely. The people who have had the most significant impact on me were generous with their resources and time. There is something about sharing what we have with others that also changes us. Hebrews 13:16And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. [1]

Sharing a Donkey

As he entered Jerusalem, As he entered Jerusalem, Jesus needed a donkey to ride through the city’s streets. Riding a donkey would fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah and the Lord’s plans. Matthew 21:1 As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. “Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them.” [2]

The donkey’s owner did not realize how important their willingness to share would be. When we give up our possessions for others, we usually don’t realize their impact on others. One of our friends is the president of a Christian orphanage in Central America, which is only possible through donations. Having been to this orphanage many times, I have observed the impact of people’s gifts to help these children physically and spiritually. Helping others creates a ripple of goodwill that flows from one person to another.

Sharing Changes Us

There is something about sharing what we have with others that affects us and others. When I begin to see myself as a steward instead of an owner, it changes my perspective on things. A steward thinks about the needs of others and the best way to use them.

2 Corinthians 9:7You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.[3] May the Lord bless you as you bless others with what He has given you.

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.


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