It’s always so satisfying to eat delectable prepared dishes, especially after making them with family and friends.
One of my family’s all-time summer favorite dish is fried-green tomatoes with my special remoulade sauce. Umm umm.
Now don’t get me wrong, we have other summertime favorites such as cinnamon and sugar french toast sticks, which my oldest daughter loves to make. It’s her signature specialty and it has certainly landed as a favorite amongst her siblings, so tastefully divine and crisp to have on a nice summer’s morning.
It’s important to have ways in which you bond with your family. According to Oxford Languages, bonding is having the function to join securely and it can also mean to join or be joined. Every family’s bonding time is different. My family’s bonding time is watching movies together, reading, bowling, baking, traveling, and just sitting around talking to each other. Does your family share some of the same bonding categories as mine? What do you do to bond with your family? It would be great to hear about your family-time bonding moments. Regardless of what ways your family comes together to bond and enjoy each other’s time, it’s just great to sit around and fellowship with the company of great people, sharing thoughts, opinions, and dreams.
Something even greater
One of the greatest things I feel brings the best bonding time, regardless if it’s done as a family or individually, even if individually you can still share what has transpired throughout your day; but giving is such a great way to not only bring about bonding in a family but also to bring joy. Doesn’t it feel good to give? And how much greater does it feel to give while you are sharing in that moment with loved ones. Giving is a way of life. You can give because you are blessed and desire to bless someone else or you can give because it’s simply the right thing to do. There is not a right or wrong time to give but there can be a wrong way in the reason that you give. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Something to think on
Giving increases your blessings but even if you don’t have it to give, give anyway. Well you may think, well how can I give something I don’t have. In a manner of speaking we all have something to give. Most people think on giving in terms of only money but there are other ways in terms of your time, your experience, or your loyalty are also intangible things that still makes an entire difference.
If you are looking for increase in your life right now but find it hard to give what it is you have, release what it is you possess and give to someone else who needs it and watch as blessings unfold in your life. Not because you give things that you really don’t care about or give a few dollars that really won’t hurt you, I mean giving what will break you in order to make you greater. Watch how God can make you greater by your faithfulness in giving.
A lot of times we stunt our own growth in the prosperity that we should have, even at this very moment because we lack the gift of giving. Giving is an act of charity and charity is the bond to perfectness.
As mentioned, giving is a way of life. The abundance or lack thereof is determined based on your giving. One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. Proverbs 11:24 Charity is simply giving; however, although simple it may be, its results are fashioned to release generous rewards. I always find how rewarding it is to see how my children give, especially when not told to. It is so rewarding for me as a parent to know that they realize the significance of giving and already do so at such a young age. This isn’t by chance. It’s because they see the reflection of their parents doing so unto others and teaching them likewise to do the same.
Sometimes it is easier to give when we do have but we should give in good times and even in hard times. It’s like giving praises, God wants us to praise him regardless, when we have and even when we don’t have. The blessing is in the humility of the praise.
Saved by giving
Prayerfully, you are bonding in the perfectness of charity and not blocking your own blessing by being unduly. Hopefully, you are or will use your ways to bond as a way to relate and teach your family and loved ones that giving is the essence of prosperity not only for wealth but also for growth, continuously. As mentioned, bonding is to join or be joined. Bonding can be done in many forms, however, the ultimate price for bonding is creating an atmosphere of togetherness and unity and is done in love. That ultimate price was done long ago and is carried on through the actions of giving.
It’s with much anticipation that you have been enlightened by seeing how bonding can create masterful ways of unity by embracing time with family and incorporating giving in your time of bonding and beyond. There was so much to go into and I look forward to it but for my readers eyes and attention, let’s pick-up on Part 2 of The Bond of Perfectness with an emphasis on title The Strength of a Man. Stay tuned.
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