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It May Take A While

It's funny how a song, a taste, a scent, or something as simple as a change in weather can trigger a memory. Certain times of year make me think about when I was homeless. Especially the winter. I started thinking about this one lady in particular who helped me out during that time. She was a good soul who saw me in need and gave me money and food. She didn't have much but what she had she shared out of the kindness of her heart. I told her that when I got successful I would pay her back. She smiled and said, "You don't have to pay me anything. I just felt led to help you."

I couldn't stop thinking about her the other day so I did some research and found her. Imagine her shock when I called her. She didn't even think that I remembered her. It's funny how something that was a small gesture to her was a huge blessing to me. As we went on talking, she reluctantly told me that she had just lost her job and was facing foreclosure. Of course, I did some things to help her out.

Why am I telling you this? I'm glad you asked. She gave to me out of the kindness of her heart. She gave to me from a pure place and expected nothing in return. The thing that brought tears to my eyes and blessed me so about this situation was this: this woman planted a seed in my life almost twenty years ago. But what she didn't know at the time was that the seed she planted would one day come back and bless her life just when she needed it most.

So what am I saying? I'm saying that if you are a giver of whatever you have... time, money, love, help, whatever it is... if you plant it in pureness it has got to come back to you. It may take a while but you will reap a harvest from that seed. Don't be weary in well-doing. It will come back to you. I know sometimes it may seem that all the good you do goes unnoticed by people, but if they don't notice, it doesn't matter. If they don't acknowledge your kindness, it does not matter. You know why? Because I promise you God sees it all and He is the only one that matters. And He is bound by His word, and that word says you will reap what you sow. So sow on, sow good seeds. They will grow and come back to you when you least expect it.

God bless you today.

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  • Shirlette Atlanta,Ga

    Dear Mr.Perry, God is good all the time and all the time God is so good, I say this because every time you have been writing me back your emails they always come just when i pray to my God about things that's going on in my life and He send my answer thru you i dont kno why maybe its because i dont have any one i can talk too besides my HEAVENLY FATHER so HE send the answer thru you but sayin all this to o say Thank You!!!!! Cause I felt like giving up cause im always helpin people giving my last to my family & my so call friends, i also helped the homeless ,i helped every one if i have it but, now i dont have to give people are turnin their back on me puttin me out their house everything but im tryin to hold on to my Faith cause i know in the end @ less.. I Pray in the end our God got it all in control,& He will work it out for me. Well Mr. Perry thank you again for that email i needed that God kno how too answer just in time when we less expect Him too.... Have a Bless, Shirlette :)

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  • Bethany Bartlett WEST ORLANDO

    HI, TYLER +++GOD+++BLESS! I WAS THINKING OF YOU JUST THE OTHER DAY WONDERING WHEN YOU WAS GOING TO TEXT YOUR WONDERFUL MESSAGE THAT+++GOD+++BLESS+YOU+TO GIVE US THE SAINTS!WOW! YOU TEXT JUST WHAT I NEEDED BECAUSE I HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DID NOT APPRECIATE IT BUT YOU ARE RIGHT+++GOD+++WILL BLESS THOSE THAT SOW GOOD SEED! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR SOWING IN LIFE BECAUSE I SURE DO FEEL A LOT BETTER!SMILE YOUR, COUSIN+QUEEN GETUSFREE+IN+++JESUS+++NAME I DO PRAY!+AMAN+

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  • Roxanne Williams Glendale, Arizona

    Tyler, Thank you for sharing... Such a amazing story it did indeed bring tears to my eyes. I would like to say that I'm very glad to know that people like the lady you spoke of & yourself as well as others do exist. You just insured me that I can still be who I am & get the riches I deserve in other ways besides money & material things. Thanks for sharing.... I now know that what I feel about God is real & he shall not be unrighteous he is very rewarding..........

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  • Audrey Maryland

    Tyler, you have no idea how much this message Blessed my heart right now, it made me cry and I believe Jesus was speaking to me through this message so Thank you :)

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  • JACQUELINE LAGOS - NIGERIA

    This is truly a wonderful and inspiring testimony, if only more people can fully understand that beautiful scriptural verse ..."God Loves a Cheerful Giver". Its amazing how giving selflessly can be so Fulfilling spiritually and physically. Thanks a lot for sharing this and several others, i pray to hear of your full time vineyard ministration involvement. Peace and Grace be upon you.

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  • Tracy Asher colorado springs

    Tyler, Thank you for sharing.. It may take awhile. It brought me to tears because it reminded me that God is not unrighteous to forget and that what i do for him will not go unrewarded. Continued blessings

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  • susan suitland, maryland

    I do believe that the greatest thing in life is to bless someone in life sometimes we may not recognize the impact we might have on someone life, myself I decided to stay home and become a homemaker in the process I cared for my three sons and decided to become a foster/adoptive parent I cared for fragile sickly children which a lot of foster parents shyed away from during those times, in 1995 I adopted myself four foster children whom I love dearly as my own, but I believe they have blessed my life more than I have blessed them with a loving home, Iam raising all of them alone they are young adults are doing well, lesson learn your knowledge, love, advice can be so important in uplifting someone else life, GOD BLESS

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  • Malveaux Compton

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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  • Ondina McIntosh Columbus, Ohio

    Mr. Perry. Thank you. I was raised by a single mother. I often have wondered how my life would have been different had my father been in my life. Then I watched Madea Gets A Job. And something she said to me hit me and made me have an ah ha moment. She told Sam that his father taught him just as much by his absence as he would have by being there. WOW!!!!! I am an educated woman, single with a good job. I have no reason to be upset. God had me covered. He was an alcoholic and only God knows how my life would have been had he been around. Thank you for allowing God to speak through you. I have such an inner peace now about the situation.

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  • Sharon New York

    Hello Tyler, What a beautiful story of giving without asking for anything in return. And for you to keep your promise makes the story more touching. I do believe that God blessed you years ago by "sending" someone to help you......keeping you afloat....at a time when you desperately needed to survive. I believe that God knew you would help so many others once you "arrived" at your final destination, which is who you are today. You are a gift to so many Tyler, and not because you give so much, but because you have such as loving heart. This, I believe is what God sees in us. You are right! He sees all of our "good deeds" and blesses us.....but in his own time. This, at times can be difficult when we not only want, but need to be acknowledged and hence, told that we are doing or have done a wonderful job. We are, only human. And the child in us is always seeking a pat on the back, a hug, or someone to say, "good job!" We must always remember that God is the one "truly" in charge of our lives and will always see the good that we do. And because of his love, we won't look for anyone else to notice our kind acts. At least not all of the time. Take Care. Love and Hugs.

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  • Ndustry New Albany

    Thank you for the reminder of the God-sent word! Godspeed

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  • Kenny Wilson III Oklahoma City, OK

    Mr. Perry, the calling you have on your life is so great that you may as well put the prefix of "Rev" or "Pastor" in font of your name. You remind a lot of us that we are all called to lead people to Christ, and that the lives we lead are viewed by others as a lamp post. When someone is on the outside looking in, they don't see the cracks in the corners or the bills on the counter, but when they make it inside they see more than what they knew. You've opened the door so many time for others, and have been the example so many times, that no one can doubt that there is a God who can make mountains move and rain to fall when it is needed most. Such seeds are precious, and the ones you have planted come from the seeds planted in you. Nothing can be more beautiful than sharing the fruit of the Spirit as you have, and for that, I thank you so much. Even us preachers and pastors need to be reminded sometimes. Thank you, Mr. Perry.

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