King James Version (KJV)
48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they
will ask the more.
People who have more should do more. I don't mean give it away, I mean share it away. Whether you have a certain talent, expertise, physical resources, yes sometimes money, transportation, education, the gift of council, scripture, song, discernment, patience, tolerance, or whatever your blessings might be.....share them away in a thankful way.
God will keep refilling your tank I promise. Because when you are obedient to HIS word and live under the mantra, "to much who is given, much is expected" then you will never be able to beat God's giving to you in return.
I will find thankful in everything. I will not allow the kinks in my armor to discourage my journey. I will not be defeated by loss or sorrow or heart blizzards. I will stand up with pushups stored up from time spent in war room closets. I will be grateful for more chances, greater adventures and my stubborn persistence. I will say what I mean, mean what I say and do the meaningful towards others in my orbit. I will glow, radiate, and shine with thankful.
I will resist the temptation to turn on myself when my better common sense wins out over what my heart senses. I will play the cards I am dealt and reshuffle as needed leaving out the JOKERS when the writing is on the wall that I am playing a losing hand.
I will be liberal with my kindness, discerning with my naïveté, and guarded in my willingness to marry kindness and naïveté together toward others.
I will begin each prayer with thank you. I will end each prayer the same.
When I meet the eyes of others I want mine to always say, "I wish you well."