GIVE TO RECEIVE
Scripture: Proverbs 11:24-31
“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 (KJV)
Many believers suffer from lack due to their disobedience to the most basic principle of wealth creation - giving. Obedience to God’s command to give is an act of submission to him. Giving is an affirmation of our love for God. It also symbolizes our acknowledgement that he is the provider of all we have (James 1:17).
The fear of lack and an uncertain future prevent many from keying into the blessings that come from giving.
We withhold our resources believing that spending it on our own personal needs would ensure that it lasts longer and goes farther. This is far from the truth. God has given us abundantly and he wants us to give generously out of his blessings to us. When our giving is done with the purpose of pleasing God, we will not feel burdened, compelled or pressured to give.
Whenever we give, be it our time, talent or treasure, in the service of God and man, we must do so in faith. We need not be afraid of lack as God knows our needs and will meet us at the point we need it. There is never a best time to give. Every time is the best time as long as we are led by the Spirit. We must glorify God with our giving. We must show him where our heart lies by giving to those in need and to the expansion of his Kingdom (Matthew 6:21). Our reward is in our giving (Luke 6:38). Remember God’s promise to us that, “he that giveth…shall not lack.” (Proverbs 28:27a).
PRAYER: Lord, enlarge my coast even as I give to expand your Kingdom in Jesus name.
FAITH BYTE: I am a giver, therefore, I will not lack.