WHEN GOD ASKS YOU TO GIVE
I was speaking with a dear brother a while back and we touched on the subject of giving. He said to me, “Pastor, do you know what God just taught me about giving?”
He said, “God said to me- ‘Anytime I ask you to sow a seed, I am not the one in need, you are the one in need'”. It was too profound for me but it is true.
When you give, you are not helping God. God is not hungry.
“Do I need your young bull or goats from your fields as if I were hungry ? Every animal of field and forest belongs to me, the Creator. I know every movement of the birds in the sky, and every animal of the field is in my thoughts. The entire world and everything it contains is mine. If I were hungry, do you think I would tell you? For all that I have created, the fullness of the earth, is mine. Am I fed by your sacrifices? Of course not!”
Psalms 50:9-13 TPT
When God asked for the last meal of the Widow of Zarephath, she was the one that was in need- she would not have survived the famine without that seed leaving her hands. Her seed made the way for supplies.
There is no mature Christian who is not a mature giver. If you still slack in giving, your growth is in doubt. Asides prayer and fasting, giving is one of the key things a believer must excel in.
“You do well and excel in every respect—in unstoppable faith, in powerful preaching, in revelation knowledge, in your passionate devotion, and in sharing the love we have shown to you. So make sure that you also excel in grace-filled generosity.”
2 Corinthians 8:7 TPT
You must excel in giving. Generosity is a key curriculum on this journey. Your giving gives an accurate prescription of your heart. Where your treasure is will be exactly where your heart is.
Are you a giver?
You are not helping God. You are the one in need.
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