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Message Summary: Giving opens the doorway for God’s blessings in our lives, but blessings flow from God’s presence and power in our lives. The clinched hand cannot receive, but it is the open hand that receives. The open hand not only gives, but the open hand is in a position to receive. As Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:11: “You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.". How many times do you wonder about situations, that have occurred in your life, when God wanted to and could have blessed you; but He found you with a closed fist and not the open hand to receive His blessing?
Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Self-centeredness. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Love. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).
Scripture Reference (ESV): 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; 2 Corinthians 9:11-13; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22.