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Update posted by Michelle Clyde On Apr 13, 2021

Consider my previous update!

I have researched the number of Scripture verses that talks about Sacrificial Giving in the Bible. There are far more than 100 verses that talk about giving.

Since the Bible is the living Word of God, life’s instruction book, I want to be in the know about this topic and what the Word says! I am sharing a few verses with you!

Hebrews 13:16 (ESV) Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God!

Luke 6:38 (ESV) Give, and it will be given to you! Good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Acts 20:35 (ESV) In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way, we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Mark 12:41-44 (ESV) And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (ESV) “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.”

Mark 10:45 (ESV) “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

In my own personal walk, sacrificial giving became a source of significant joy in my life! Grace produces a desire in you to give more, so in turn, it creates a personal desire to look for opportunities to give!

This is the very reason for my decision to walk and take up my calling to establish the Gifted Crown Company! A Company that I believe will educate the world about Jesus’s teachings to give. He will touch hearts, distribute His abundant grace and all the world will experience His absolute abundant joy!

Be blessed!

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Update posted by Michelle Clyde On Apr 05, 2021

Generosity is progressive. It begins with the basics, giving the first and best and giving regularly, making it a part of your routine. Then it proceeds to an understanding of proportionality, giving according to the level at which God has blessed you materially.

We can give in a way that does not affect us. Our lifestyle is not impacted, our plans are not altered, and we can still buy everything we were going to buy anyway. That still counts as giving—and can still be considered “generous”— but it is not sacrificial.

When we give generously, it cost us something. There usually is a sacrifice, no matter the size.

But even more significant is the heart behind the gift. Generosity is shaped by a special intertwining of sacrifice and worship. That is why generosity is so genius. It is about our love for God. It reaches deeper and deeper into our lives, reflecting a maturing and joyful relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Sacrificial giving should not arise from a knee-jerk reaction to a big need or a response to pressure. You need to give instinctively, randomly as led by the Spirit, knowing that all belongs to Him and that you are only a vehicle through which resources flow.

We will never be able to understand true covenant if we do not understand sacrifice. Nowhere in the Bible do we have any form of covenant with God if there was not a sacrifice first! Jesus sacrificed his own life; God sacrificed his own son! Only after the sacrifice, we come to know God’s covenant. Of course, this sacrifice can take many forms, not only in giving. It can also relate to being humble, saying sorry etc.

One of the greatest messages also given in the Bible is that God is man’s supply!

You will discover that you cannot be separated from God, the giver, therefore you cannot be separated from God, the Gift. Any Gift is God in Action! Every blessing is God in action.

This type of loving generosity was on grand display in the New Testament. Paul wrote quite a bit about how generous certain churches were, not to impress anyone but to spur others on to greater devotion. In 2 Corinthians 8-9, he showcased the sacrificial giving of the Macedonian churches.

Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints (2 Corinthians 8:2-4).

Life was hard for these churches in Macedonia. They were in “extreme poverty.” But they heard about their Jewish brothers who were suffering from a famine, and they wanted to give. No one coerced them or made them feel guilty. They voluntarily made sacrifices, and they considered it a privilege.

These believers, who did not have much, gave to other believers who had even less. It cost them something; they put themselves at risk. That is a great picture of real generosity and sacrifice.

You can only be a sacrificial giver if you see “your” possessions as God’s and hold them loosely.

It is a way of life.

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Update posted by Michelle Clyde On Mar 27, 2021

We are Blessed to be a Blessing

I consider it a privilege to share with you from my own walk.

Like most of you, I am trying to relate faith to everyday life, but I will gladly speak about the difference Jesus Christ has made in my life.

Choosing Priorities

From an early age, I had an active church life. But as we move along, how often in our busy lives, something becomes a barrier to the total commitment of one’s life to the Lord! Money, power, or prestige to mention a few.

In my case, my career became of paramount importance. I worked extremely hard to excel, to achieve. I was really competing against myself. My career began crowding out what I have been taught about life’s most important priorities.

I prayed about it, and God led me to people and circumstances that made a real difference in my life. I discovered what joy there can be when Christ is at the centre of life and all else flows from it, rather than the other way around.

When you figure out why you are here, that is the secret to fulfilment. It is not to have more, but to BECOME more of who you are meant to be. To live a life of significance!

I found this quote, pure gold: “God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible, what a pity that we plan only the things we can do ourselves!” - AW Tozer.

“If anyone would come after me, “Jesus tells us, “he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whosoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whosoever loses his life for me and for the Gospel will save it.”

Hard words to swallow when you are busy doing your own thing, but the most compelling logic! For if Christ is who he says he is, our Saviour, the central figure in all the universe who gives meaning to the world; then putting Him at the centre is what life is all about!

Dependance

I face daily tasks demanding wisdom and courage far beyond my own capability, so I am constantly in need of God’s grace to perform life’s routine duties. Things like love for others, the peace, and the joy inherent in God’s call.

In all of these, I learned that dependence on God is paramount. When we mirror His generosity, it shows the world the nature of our Father, in whose image we are created.

So much so, that when I have used up my own resources when I cannot control things and make them come my way when I am willing to trust God for the outcome when I am weak, then I am strong!

All authority bows to Him. All powers, dominions, and authority, across all ages of the world, bows to him. All Kings bow to Him. All Kingdoms submit to Him.

Choose this day to lay your crown at His throne forever! Fully submit your gifts, talents, abilities, influence, and authority at His throne and be a blessing!

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Congratulations Michelle..with your attitude towards life and other people you will make a huge success of your venture and calling. May you walk in the light of Jesus.

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This is a truly crowning moment! Giving the first GIFT TO CROWN, based on the clarity of a calling!

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