I had a special visit in the night from a reader in Nigeria, to a post that was published in 2013. The title of the post is “Unending Harvest.” Not remembering what it was about, I decided to pay a visit myself. The post is so perfect for “Giving Tuesday” that I decided to re-post it today. “Unending Harvest” speaks God’s heart of what “Giving Tuesday” is all about.
Ironically, last night I said to my son,
“Who started this “Giving Tuesday” thing that everyone joins in on?”
It is like I was led again to that post in answer to my question. . . God started “Giving Tuesday” (long before man made it a day) and Giving Sunday and Monday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday and Saturday and well, you know.
It is wonderful that everyone rallies on a special day to give, but I join God’s heart in the matter–every day it is special to give.
Every day is a gift that’s been given to you–a gift to be shared.
This “Giving Tuesday,” is the perfect time to thank those that have given funds to help us place “Comfort in the Challenge” and “His Voice in My Heart” books in prisons, jails and rehabs all over the country–Thank you, God Bless you!
Linking arms with you has been a wonderful blessing!
I am so thankful, and delighted to report that ‘together’ we will be “planting” 3,310 books. I believe the harvest is unending that will come from these books; as God’s Messages speak to hurting hearts–bringing hope, healing and freedom to a nation hidden from society, but not hidden from the Lord.
“‘Now I will arise,’ says the Lord, ‘now I will lift myself up; now I will be exalted.” Isaiah 33:10
There is still time to give. The order has not been placed yet and after it has, the publisher will hold all donations for the next book “His Voice in My Heart, Vol II.” It has been written, now being edited and scheduled to be published and placed in the spring. Thank you, to all who link arms in planting the Lord’s Garden–It is colorful, it is beautiful, it is Love!
Unending Harvest (previously published December 11, 2013)
Do you know that My Garden produces year-round?
And I invite all to come and plant in it. When My Body joins together to tend, My Garden, there is never any lack for harvest.
Blessing flows–continuous abundance!
Plant seeds every day, not vicariously but purposefully, joyfully–given at every opportunity. Give of your time, money, talents, a kind word, a helping hand and more.
Plant every variety of seed you can think of, for I love a colorful garden.
Plant with joy,
for I love a cheerful giver–it brings Me great joy and the joy of the Lord is ‘your’ strength!
“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread. He is ever giving liberally and lending, and his children become a blessing.” Psalms 37:25-26
“From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.” Proverbs 12:14
“I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness; in the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen thy people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to thee. O Lord the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep for ever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of thy people, and direct their hearts toward thee.” I Chronicles 29:17-18
“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.
As it is written, ‘He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.’
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” II Corinthians 9:6-10
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:3-4
“In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.” Ecclesiastes 11:6
Below are links to order books for yourself or donate to send books.
A project that is bigger than we know, and has only just begun. Thank you for your generosity. Your donation is tax deductible, and will be used entirely for books sent.
*Donate at the butterfly link. Please designate in the comment section that your donation is for the prison books. Thank you!
*You may also visit the Prison Book Project, contact, for further verification of this project, by clicking the link below.
*All proceeds for “Comfort in the Challenge” books purchased, that are not for the book project, will go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you for supporting this vital ministry!
♥ Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus ♥
Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!
Thank you for sharing this and for your generous donations, in partnership, to reach the world!
Lori J. O’Neil