December 31, 2017
"Steve Shultz: 'Cheerfulness' – It's Important But Not CRUCIAL, Right? Wrong!"
Dear Elijah List ministry friends,
OK, let's get to it and not mince words! I want to show you what God showed me...
I'm one who likes it straight, even if it's weird theology—well not weird, but sort'a strange—at least to me!
EVEN though no one had ever shown me this in my life—it was strange to hear what I'm going to show you!
Are you like me in this?
Here was my problem. I was always taught that God loves EVERYONE—saint or sinner! Come to find out, HE DOES!
So then, why does the Word of God claim that "God loves a cheerful giver?" Does He love cheerful givers EVEN MORE?
Well, does He?
So what's the truth?
Let me ask you this...
Bottom line: Do you want to be "only loved" or do you want God to BOTH "love" you AND "delight in you?"
I want both!
Remember the Passion Translation Bible?
Please read this slowly and carefully. No speed reading allowed, deal? Soak this in...
The Passion Translation, 2 Corinthians 9:6, "Here's my point. A stingy sower [giver] will reap a meager harvest [return blessing from God.] But the one who sows [gives] generously will reap an abundant harvest. Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it SPRING UP FREELY FROM THE JOY OF GIVING - because God loves "HILARIOUS GENEROSITY!"
That's what God calls a cheerful giver...a giver with "hilarious generosity."
Can I be honest?
This has taken me most of my life to grasp—but 40 years of marriage and 3 children and 3 grandkids later, I think I'm starting to get it. I've been practicing it lately, the last few years, and God simply blesses—I mean HE REALLY BLESSES—this HILARIOUS, JOYFUL GIVING!
I want you to experience this blessing from God. So I'm asking you on this very last day of 2017, in order to get in before the year-end deadline for giving tax receipts—would you consider giving a HILARIOUS gift to ELIJAH LIST MINISTRIES and the ELIJAH STREAMS TV PROGRAMS?
Derene and I love you all very dearly, and we are praying that this is multiplied to you many, many, MANY, M.A.N.Y times over—in your brand new year (starting tomorrow) of 2018 A.D.
We honestly thank you in advance.
And hey, if you can, or if you're able, would you make it a monthly gift to us? That is beyond helpful. You probably have NO IDEA how much that helps this ministry for you to give monthly!!
Happy New Year...and please receive Derene's and my love and our thanks!
Steve and Derene Shultz,
FOUNDERS: Elijah List Ministries / ElijahStreams TV
PS: This is the last few hours before the end of Dec. 31, 2017. We want you to get that tax-deduction and "hilarious giving" is promised by God to DELIGHT HIM. I mean it...HE WILL BE DELIGHTED!
Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you from Derene and me!
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528 Ellsworth St. SW, Albany, OR 97321
Thank you and God bless you!
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