We all possess extraordinary power to bless others and in return, receive more than we ever give away. If you don’t believe it, take a moment and list the blessings God has given—salvation, life, health, sight, hearing, intellect, food, water, talent, job, vehicle, home, friends, family, etc. That’s just a short list. God has given us so much and His Word says: “Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” (Luke 12:48) Even if we possess only half of the above list–we are immensely blessed. If you don’t think so, then try–walking around blind for 5 days; going without a vehicle; not eating for three days; drinking dirty water; spending a few days in a hospice center–and–see if you can figure out how much you’re blessed. His blessings place us in an extraordinary position of stewardship which enables us to be a blessing to others. God didn’t give us these blessings to hoard and protect them for ourselves. We are stewards of God’s resources and God has graced us with the opportunity to experience the blessing of giving. This isn’t just about money because money isn’t the hallmark of blessing–and God doesn’t need “our” money–He needs our heart. When our heart is His, we learn the extraordinary power of giving. We realize how much we are blessed and thus, we recognize we are in an amazing position to be a blessing. This perspective changes the degree to which we share our time, intellect, energy, resources, heart, family, talents, etc. We learn to share without stinginess or expectation of anything in return and we begin to experience the miracles of God’s provision. The Bible says: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” (2 Cor. 9:6-8) We are incapable of out-giving God and He has given us the opportunity to be a part of His extraordinary circle of giving!