When we give of our time and resources, God heaps upon us blessings that are both eternal AND physical! The Bible says: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20: 35a) This verse gives us insight into the eternal soul-work that giving works within us. You see, giving satisfies us because we are made in God’s image and He is the giver of all good things.
God is love and He created us to love and so when we give with HIS heart, we experience HIS eternal blessings.
Thus, we are “more blessed” to give than receive. Nothing in this world can bless us like knowing God! However, because God is love and He knows we are frail children…He doesn’t stop with just the deep, ETERNAL blessings….
The Bible ALSO says: “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6: 38) When we give, He also fills us with good things from the world He created. The problem is we often disorder our loves and place our desire for earthly things above our desire for the One Who created all earthly things. Then—we stop giving like He does and our blessing stock market crashes. We must ensure that our love for Him is ALWAYS deeper than our love for our stuff or another person!
Really think about this right now: What blessings have we planned to spend our time seeking today—wealth, success, relationships, fitness, health, family, etc.? How much time have we planned for seeking our personal relationship with God? Knowing God opens the windows of Heaven and allows God’s Spirit to move through us so we can give like He does. Giving is loving and love is the sweetest essence of our relationship with God. When we give like He does, what we receive far outweighs what we give.
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