1. The Law of Value
Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment
2. The Law of Compensation
Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them
3. The Law of Influence
Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other peoples interests first
4. The Law of Authenticity
The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself
5. The Law of Receptivity
The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving
6. The Law of Forgiveness
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God forgave you
7. The Law of Love
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs, love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth, it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails with God
8. The Law of Health
Do not hate your own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, your body is a temple
9. The Law of Prayer
Prayer is you talking to God. There is no wrong way to do it. Talk to God like you would talk to your best friend, father, lover, confidant. If you don't know where to start here is a 6 minute prayer called AWCIPA start by...
A-Give adoration to God 1min
W-Wait and Listen for God 1min
C-Confess wrongful doings, sayings, thoughts 1min
I-Intercede for others 1min
P-Petition for yourself 1min
A-Give adoration to God 1min
10 The Law of IAM
I am enough just the way I am. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am not a mistake. I am the Kings' daughter and son. I am here for a purpose. I am who I am
Reference: The Bible: 1 Cor:13, 6:19; Eph 4:32, 5:29,
Ps 139:14; The Go Giver
There are so many times where I don't want to serve, but I want to be served. People will call and ask for help, and I just don't want to answer my phone. I will walk by someone who is homeless and not stop and ask their name. I will see others hurting themselves, and turn my head. Society today continually feeds our appetite for self-satisfaction and indulgent towards our own needs, while being indifferent towards the needs of others. Today, we know little of true self-sacrifice and self-denial. An early TV host, Jack Parr, made this insightful observation about life, "As I look back on my life, I see it as one long obstacle course with myself as the main obstacle." We live in the context of selfishness and our society frowns upon being a servant. Some associate servant-hood with weakness. If you want to be great in the world, you mush push and shove your way to the top; you must think about your needs only. Only when the central problem of self-centeredness is faced can we begin to really learn to serve others.
Nathan Schaeffer noted, "As the close of life, the question will not be how much have you got, but how much have you given. Not how much you won, but how much have you done. Not how much you saved, but how much have you scarified. Not how much were you honored, but how much have you served." Albert Einstein once said, "It is high time we change the ideal of success for the ideal of service."
Serving is a choice that I choose to make. I understand why people say "get out of yourself and call someone" because when I reach out to someone else in need, it takes the focus off my own luxury issues. For me it is easier to sit and wallow in my own stuff, and complain of the state of affairs or how life is not fair; than reach out to someone else. That sometimes is the hard thing to do. There is a saying that says the phone weighs 800 pounds and I have experience that.
Today I want to choose to open my heart and eyes to the needs of others. To choose to think about others rather than focusing on self. To choose to demonstrate my faith in practical actions, and to love my neighbors. I hope you choose to make this commitment as well.