Charity begins at home they say. But how do you expect someone who has no home to be charitable. When I say home, I don’t mean a house made of bricks and mortar, or stone, or wood, or concrete. I mean that place you call your solace.
I believe for one to practice true charity, one first needs to find a home. Have you found your home yet? Remember, home is where the heart lies.
“One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed.” [Proverbs 19:17]
Let me ask you a question. If home is where the heart lies, where is home if the heart lies?
You cannot give what you don’t have. Most times people mistake charity with giving out of material items. Yes this sort of charity is accepted from a layman’s perspective. What do you expect the crippled beggar or semi – illiterate boy to do when you throw out a 100 naira note from your speeding vehicle?
As the header of this article reads, ‘practice the act of charity and be a winner in this harvest’.
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.” [Matthew 6: 1 – 2]
So to be a winner while doing charity, you first need to find a genuine home (where your heart truly lies). If your heart lies only in acquiring the wealth and power of this world or been famous, then you may not receive the rewards promised by our Lord.
25th of September 2016 was the last day of our month long ‘State Harvest Thanksgiving’ with the curtains coming down on the following states in the picture below:
All is almost set for a bountiful harvest come 13th of November, 2016 – Harvest Day. Families now rush to queue up to participate in the weekly ‘Family Harvest Thanksgiving’ as the days tick away.
We thank God for showing us His mercies all through this beautiful season and we pray He sees us through to the end in Jesus name, Amen!