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What Christianity Teaches Us?

What Christianity Teaches Us?You have problems; you are depressed, overwhelmed, and anxious! Welcome to life! Now, I do not mean to minimize anyone’s pain and suffering but the fact is we all live in a sin cursed world and things are not always going to go like we desire. My initial reaction is to simply say, “Get over it!” Get on with your life… move on! But that may seem a little to blunt and unsympathetic.

Some folks indeed seem to have more than they can bear. This is not true! You can bear it, maybe not alone, but with friends and family, the church, and in Christ Jesus we can! While I understand that there are clinical issues that many deal with the fact is that in our society far too many people are crutch bound and wallowing in self-pity.

The answer is simple. Maybe not as simple as Bobby McFerrin’s admonition, “Don’t worry, be happy” (you’re singing now aren’t you!), but close. Look, Jesus came to give us an abundant life (John 10:10). So if you are a faithful Christian you need to stop and ask yourself these questions:

  • Why the long face?
  • Why am I so grumpy and nasty to everyone I meet?
  • Why do I face each day with a depressing, defeatist attitude?
  • Why do I consider anything other than my current situation an improvement?
  • Why can’t I be happy right were I am?

The answers to these questions are simple.

  • No good reason!
  • Because I simply have a bad attitude!
  • Because I have chosen to do so!
  • Because I base my happiness on externals!
  • There is no reason why I can’t!

What does the Bible say about all this? James says to be happy when you have difficulties (James 1:2). Jesus says that when we are persecuted and reviled it is a good thing and we should, “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven” (Matthew 5:10–12). The apostles rejoiced when they suffered shame for the name of Jesus (Acts 5:41). When the Lord refused to remove the thorn in the side of Paul telling him that, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness,” Paul said he took, “pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:7–10). As Christians we are to rejoice and be glad when we suffer in Christ’s suffering (1 Peter 4:13–16). And if we are living godly lives we are going to suffer (2 Timothy 3:12).

Jesus suffered more than any man ever has: He left heaven, gave up His equality with God, lived a life of poverty, loneliness, and temptation, He suffered the loss of family and friends, He was despised, rejected, betrayed, mocked, beaten, and put to death. What’s your problem?! What practically can you do?

  • Greet everyone you meet with a smile and a warm greeting (1 Corinthians 16:20; Romans 12:10). Don’t grunt and growl, mumble and moan. Smile and be happy!
  • Pray! Talking with God and giving Him your cares and trials is not only practical, it is commanded (1 Peter 5:7)! And then leave them with Him to deal with!
  • Do what you can do and forget about the rest or put it on your list of things to do tomorrow!
  • Read the Bible! Studying God’s word and making application to your life is essential to good spiritual and mental health.
  • Don’t listen to gossip, neigh Sayers, and bad news (1 Timothy 5:13)! Remember, “Garbage in, garbage out.”
  • Be active! The worst thing you can do is stay in bed with the covers pulled up over your head and the blinds drawn. Get out and live!!!!

The most important thing we can do though is to make sure we are in a good relationship with God. We must obey his commands and humbly submit ourselves to his will be repenting of our rebellious lifestyle (Acts 17:30), confess Him as the only begotten Son (Matthew 10:32–33) and being baptized for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21). We can live our lives without the guilt and weight of sin that so easily troubles us (Hebrews 12:1). Be happy! And be faithful!

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 others through our “Pay It Forward” program that gives 10% of the purchase price to St Jude Children’s Hospital to help bless another person. Looking for a job? Contact us to be a part of our retail family and help promote Faith and the Bible Blessings® Products.
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Christian Gifts Crafted to Withstand The Test of Time

christian gifts and christian jobs at Bible Blessings online Christian Store

christian gifts and christian jobs at Bible Blessings online Christian Store

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.

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Bible Blessings® pays it forward with Christian gifts and jobs

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Bible Blessings®, a crafter of quality Christian gifts and a creator of Christian jobs in the community, believes one of its main jobs is to help bless other human beings. More than just a designer of authentic Christian gifts and products, Bible Blessings® is a brand that represents and connects Christians universally; and the phrase “pay it forward” not only represents the group’s desire to provide Christian jobs to the community, it is the principle upon which Bible Blessings® was founded.

In the movie Pay It Forward, 11-year-old Trevor McKinney, played by Haley Joel Osment, is inspired by his social studies teacher Eugene Simonet (Kevin Spacey) to devise a goodwill plan that will have a positive impact on the community and, perhaps, the world. Trevor comes up with an ingenious idea based on the networking of good deeds. Cleverly called “pay it forward,” the idea is to pay a favor forward instead of back.

While the movie may be fiction, the concept has caught on in today’s society with many examples of generous people paying it forward in the form of gifts and jobs. For instance, a group of eighth-graders at a New Jersey school accepted the “pay it forward” challenge by taking $40 stipends and turning them into transformational gifts for groups and individuals in need. Beneficiaries of these gifts included the oldest guide dog school in the world, which received funds to provide jobs to more service dogs; and a family who received monetary gifts to help their mother, who was battling breast cancer.

In another instance of paying it forward, a Massachusetts donut shop customer inspired more than 50 others to “pay it forward” by purchasing food and drinks for the person behind her in line at the store’s drive-thru. This set off a chain reaction of customer after customer paying for the purchase of the person behind him or her in line. The chain was broken after an hour and a half only because there were no other customers in line.

While the “pay it forward” concept may not be new, it is a much-needed and welcomed sign that goodness and generosity still exist in the world. Bible Blessings® participates every day in paying it forward by providing opportunities for those in need of jobs and also by contributing 10% of the purchase price of every item sold to one of its partner organizations to help bless another human being. Bible Blessings® allows Christians to enjoy a tangible symbol of their faith as they themselves help others with every purchase, further fulfilling the “pay it forward” principle.

Bible Blessings® Christian Gifts. Quality Made Authentic 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 for our Christian Jobs and Wholesale Partner Opportunities.

Yours in Faith,
Bible Blessings®Team
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