GIVE IT FORWARD

I’ve been thinking about the movie with that title the couple of last days…
I watched it many years ago but I actually don’t remember to much of it,
but I remember I really liked it because of the message!!

GIVE IT FORWARD

I think it started with a little boy doing a good deed and didn’t want anything back for it, the only thing he wanted was the other person to give it forward.
We follow the peoples that are getting touched by this and it (of course) ends up that someone does a good thing for the boy/his family (mother I think…)

Enough about the movie’s history,
it’s the powerful message it contains I wanna share with you!!

Everything you do to others is actually giving forward-
but we don’t always do good stuff, we sometimes also do things that aren’t that good….
At least I do-
I don’t like me doing it, but I do. And that is the sad truth, I’m not always a ‘good girl’ or a ‘good mother’ or a ‘good neighbour’…. I wanna be, but I don’t always manage. But luckily- I do more good than bad!!

But what DO WE HAVE TO GIVE FORWARD???
We all have tons of good things we can do for others!! It’s just our imagination stopping us!! Examples: a smile, a hug, an encouragement, a visit, babysitting, take out to eat, help someone, drive someone a place, being a good friend, pray for someone, bless them, play with our children, kiss your loved one and give ‘special’ treatment (LOL), taking care of your home, be on time, sending a letter/card/message, change tires for someone, give a flower, shuffle snow…. the list will never end!! We all can do some things- we all have something to give forward.

But the most IMPORTANT thing we can give to others
is the two most amazing things God has given us!!

Unconditional love and mercy!!

You have been given it for free!! God let Jesus take the full cost, He paid the price, you have received salvation because He gave it to you as a gift of mercy. We have nothing to brag about- cause HE DID IT, not we!

GIVE IT FORWARD
Can you even imagine what would happen in our family’s, neighbourhoods, at work, in church, in our communities, in every situation we are in if we started to take this really serious-
GIVE THE LOVE AND MERCY GOD GAVE US
FORWARD TO EVERYONE WE HAVE IN OUR LIVES OR MEET….. W O W !!!!!

We have a choice in all situations in live, will we do good or bad??
God said He had set before his people life and good, death and evil. But they had to choose for them selves what way the wanted to do… (Deu.chap.30.)
We also have to take that choice…

WHAT DO WE REALLY WANT TO GIVE FORWARD??

and we actually will get it back, just as in the movie, because it’s a God given principal; ‘what you sow you will reap’ and it also is written:
"The liberal soul shall be made rich: and he that waters shall be watered also himself." (Pro 11:25)
"A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him." (Pro 12:14)
and there are great blessings attached to give good deeds forward- listen:
"Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he comes and rains righteousness upon you." (Hos 10:12)

GIVE IT FORWARD

it gave me a lot to think about…

Matthew 10:8
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.

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  1. åhhhh tusen takk! kjenner jeg blir rørt i dypet av hjerterota av slike kommentarer! Takk Anders, virkelig!!

  2. Beautiful! God is love, and acting in the name of God God\’s love is what is expected from us. And what is love without deeds? But deeds must be exhibited truthfully by the love of God, and not because we want to show ourselves off or earn points by God: Mercy is what God wants, not sacrifice. So love cannot be taught, but is what flows out from the heart of a true Christian. And let there be no end to it, as there is no end to the love of God for us! 🙂 All small signs of love counts, as you say, and they mean so much to us. Let us be acting in the name of God and actively forward the love of God which by people will praise our Father! Beautiful post, Tone: Thank you God! 🙂 There is one aspect about your faith which I have discovered and truly honour: You say we are not only subjected to the love of God but act ourselves as of God. We are disciples but ambassadors also. I love you for that!

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