Devotions from Judy’s heart

 I have been helping to make Lefse lately and last time I did the grilling and turning of them. I had 2 griddles going at once and 2 or 3 people rolling and giving me their Lefse to brown and turn. I had to keep a close watch on each of them or they could get too done and not be good for the sale.  I thought of the balance of giving and receiving….both are important but they have to even out. Someone who only receives,can soon become a self-centered person. On the other hand, one that only gives may become proud and self sufficient. Each one of us may tend to go off balance in one of these areas more than the other. I think I have more trouble receiving.  There are many scriptures on giving and we are to do it without reluctance or under compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver. (II Cor. 9:7) But what if we did not receive God’s grace, God’s mercy, and all of His good gifts to us through others too?  We would be off balance and burned out. So let us be good givers and receivers.