Always expecting a hand-out from others is the basis of having a poverty mentality and a poor culture.
The Kingdom of God operates on the opposite premise.
We, as citizens, have our hands out giving things generously from a grace-filled heart.
You tell me which is the more powerful culture and mentality to live in?
Growing up spiritually involves us giviung our love offerings to God (time, energy, and money) and our love gifts to one another (time, energy, and money).
We operate out of the understanding that God is a God of abundance.
He has no lack in Him nor in His Kingdom.
His seed never needs to beg for bread.
We, as citizen of that Kingdom don't need for people to ask for help before we provide it graciously and generously to them.
We are quick to give.
Mature people love giving.
It means we get to give more because more is added to us.
We can never out give God!
Loving Yeshua/Jesus, Loving people... Come as you are and you will be loved!
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Shalom to you and your home.