A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”
(Proverbs 19:17 NIV)

Do you know who Scott Harrison is? And have you heard of “charity: water”? Well neither did I until earlier this week but Scott’s story is truly amazing.  This is what he starts by telling us:

In 2004, I left the streets of New York City for the shores of West Africa. I’d made my living for years in the big Apple promoting top nightclubs and fashion events, for the most part living selfishly and arrogantly. Desperately unhappy, I needed to change. Faced with spiritual bankruptcy, I wanted desperately to revive a lost Christian faith with action and asked the question: What would the opposite of my life look like?

Does he have your attention yet?  He sure had mine!  Click on the image below to learn more about the founder of “charity: water” and by extension better appreciate why it’s so important to give God thanks for our blessings … because there are indeed many, all waiting to be shared 🙂

Scott's story

As you read, remember:

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  (Luke 6:38 NIV)

“Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.”  (Proverbs 21:13 NIV)

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

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