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Bible Blessings® knows the wonderful responsibility of Christian Gifts March 25 2014

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Bible Blessings® knows Christian gifts come with great responsibility. Being a Christian is not always easy in today’s world, and it is important to remember why we are blessed with the many Christian gifts bestowed upon us because of our faith and belief in our religion.

Finding Blessings and Gifts in unexpected places

Joshua and Caleb faced formidable foes in the Promised Land, and yet what was their response to their enemies? “They are bread for us” Numbers 14:9.

What is bread? It is the staff of life. What happens when you eat bread? You are strengthened by it and you grow by it.

Paul also faced formidable foes. In Corinthians we read Paul’s words: “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries” 1:16:9.

Why don’t gifts come easy to those that believe in Christianity? Because if they were easy, then you would become weak in your effort to work out your faith in God and would be less appreciative of the gifts you do receive. God places obstacles in your path to give you strength.

“Wheaties” is not the breakfast of champions— giants are. God wants you to face your difficulties head-on and depend upon Him to make you a conqueror.

What does it take to strengthen your body? What does it take to build your intellect? What does it take to grow love in relationships?

Indeed, God does amazing and unexplainable things, but there will come a time – or it may have already transpired – when you realize that Christianity doesn’t immediately solve all your problems. Illnesses don’t always go away. Broken relationships don’t always get better. Your income doesn’t miraculously improve thanks to a big fat monetary gift in the mail. Simply put, troubles don’t just up and disappear.

So what does it take? Work. Hard work and a commitment to your faith and sharing your faith. Remember the words in Philippians 2:12-13: “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

 

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Christian Gifts you don’t have to give up for Lent March 12 2014

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One of the many Christian gifts we cherish is Easter and the weeks leading up to it. Ash Wednesday occurred last week, signaling the beginning of Lent. So what Christian gifts have you given up for Lent?

Giving up for Lent

Many Christians feel they have to give up something for Lent and end up giving up something that has very little impact on their lives. In the end, we end up giving up something for Lent for all the wrong reasons.

Instead of giving up a gift you cherish, considering giving up one of these five things:

  1. Self-doubt – As you believe it, so shall it be. Let go of the self-doubt and believe God has a plan for you that is beyond anything you could imagine. Remember what is said in Timothy: For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
  2. Self-pity – Hebrews 13:5 tells us, “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” God comforts us in our sorrow so that we can comfort others with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
  3. Blame – Don’t pass the buck; take responsibility for your actions. Romans tells us, And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
  4. Gossip and Negativity – A waste of time and energy, let go of idle and meaningless gossip and negativity. Proverbs plainly states, Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. Proverbs 20:19 
  5. Comparison – You have your own unique contribution to make and there is no one else like you. Remember this verse: Galatians 6:4 - But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
This is a season of reflection. The gifts you have been given by God are yours to share. Lent is more than a time to give up one of your cherished gifts. It is a time to give up and let go of the doubt and negative energies in your life and focus on sharing your spiritual gifts with others.

 

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Bible Blessings® Christian Gifts Ring True with Millennials March 04 2014

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Bible Blessings® Christian Gifts wants to know, if you’re part of the millennial generation (born in the early 1980s to mid-1990s), what message do you want to send to people to convey who you are and what you value? How do you share your Christian gifts in a world that sometimes seems hostile towards Christianity?

 

How Millennials View Religion

In an article published in just the last few years, a young author lamented the fact that she felt she had to hide her religious beliefs from some of her friends. Unfortunately, the young woman is not alone when it comes to her beliefs. A recent study revealed some interesting statistics about millennials’ attitudes regarding religion:

  • 6 out of 10 millennials dropped out of church at some point
  • 49% choose a church because they enjoy the preaching and teaching
  • 63% would leave a church because they disagree with the teaching
  • Only 1 in 10 attend church because they feel a need to be a part of community

 

How Millennials View Their Role in Society

Conversely, a Gallup poll found that today’s young people tend to be more traditional in both lifestyle and values than their parents. Today’s young people are far less likely to engage in unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol. They also are more likely to wait to have sex until they get married.

 

How Millennials Share Their Gifts

The millennial generation tends to feel a deeper sense of social responsibility. They want to not only engage in volunteer activities, but also want to purchase products and services from companies that practice corporate responsibility – both for the environment and for their communities. Millennials share their spiritual gifts through their purchases and through their pay it forward lifestyle. Today’s millennial appears destined to make a strong impact on religion and spirituality in the decades ahead.

 

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How to use Christian gifts to live a life of good deeds February 25 2014

Christian Gifts

Aside from the Christian gifts we receive through our faith and beliefs, does it sometimes seem difficult to stay positive, focused and keep that faith? Along with patience, forgiveness and tolerance, we are given many more Christian gifts that we can use to make a difference every day.

 

One person can’t help everyone

Exploring how you can make a difference can sometimes feel overwhelming. It’s much easier to throw up your hands and give up. You are not the only who has ever felt that way. There are many examples throughout history of one person doing extraordinary things with the gifts bestowed upon them by God. Noah, Moses and even David represent simple Christians who performed extraordinary jobs because of their faith and courage.

 

The fact of the matter is, you have lots to give

Anyone can look at the examples in the Bible and either get frustrated or get inspired to tackle a problem using the strength, courage and all talents given to him or her by God. Sure, you can argue that you have too much going on in your life to get involved. There are only 24 hours in the day, right?

The bottom line is this: how you live is much more important than what you think you can contribute. It’s knowing how and when to share your faith and spirituality. Once you look outside yourself, you get a sense of the broader world and get a sense of where you can make a difference, big or small.  Remember the words of Matthew-

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Mathew 5:14-16

 

Everyone can help someone

You have the opportunity to let God’s goodness shine through you. How do you do this? By using your gifts and living a life characterized by good deeds. Resist the temptation to simply do nothing because the task is too big and you are just one person. Remember you are one of God’s gifts and you have been called to share your extraordinary talents.  

 

 

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Christian Gifts Crafted to Withstand the Test of Time January 24 2014

 


Bible Blessings® Christian gifts, like one’s faith, are designed to withstand the test of time. Sharing one’s faith, helping those in need and paying it forward exemplify the important role played by other types of Christian gifts in society. 


3 reasons to give

The Bible offers several examples of how, when and why Christians need to share gifts. For example-

And their father gave them great gifts, of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fortified cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram, because he was the first-born. 2 Chronicles 21:3

 

Indeed, there are multiple examples throughout the Bible of giving and receiving; here are just three reasons why, as a Christian, it is important to share and receive gifts:

1. Giving brings joy and blessings to you, the giver: The Bible makes it clear that there are levels of rewards in heaven, those rewards are influenced by one’s level of generosity while here on earth. In Acts, we are instructed
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.” Acts 20:35

 

2. Giving helps fulfill the needs of others. While it is true that you may not be able to help everyone in need, but for the one person you can help, you will be fulfilling God’s work here on earth. In Peter, we learn

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11

 

3. Giving exemplifies your faith: You need only look at the many gifts God has given to the world since the beginning of time. The greatest gift of all is expressed in John

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17 

 

There’s an innate desire in most people to want to give and help others. For those of us who are called to Christianity, we are God’s ultimate example of generosity. As often happens with humans, the pressures of greed and materialism sometimes overpower our desire to give in favor of “keeping up with the Joneses.”


Thus, it helps to, from time to time, refresh our minds and reflect on what is God’s will for us as his stewards. In so doing, we are reminded of how God has given so much to us and how we must pay it forward by sharing our blessings with others.


Bible Blessings® Christian Gifts.  Quality Christian Products Designed to Connect and Bless Others. With every purchase of a Bible Blessings® product comes a blessing to another human being through our "Pay It Forward" program that gives 10% of every purchase back to our non-profit partner organizations that help to bless others. Christians looking for a job? Contact us to be a part of our retail family and help promote Faith and the Bible Blessings® Products.

 

Yours in Faith,
Bible Blessings® Team
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