BE EXCITED AT GIVING
(It’s The Secret Of Receiving)
TO THE BIBLE: Luke 6:38
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
In many places, people get excited when they hear the messages on receiving: how to receive increased money, how to receive increased blessings, how to “possess their possessions” and so on. But once you start teaching them that the secret of receiving is giving, the place gets quiet, and you can hear a pin drop! But you see, there’s a greater blessing for the giver than the receiver; the blessing lies in your giving. Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). There’s a promise on giving; but none on receiving.
Always be excited about giving. Be motivated to give all the time, for whatever you give shall be multiplied back to you. Now the Lord Jesus didn’t say, “Give money, and money shall be given back unto you.” No, He said “Give!” That means absolutely anything: time, prayers, anything! Whatever good thing you desire in your life, sow the seed of it into the lives of others and it will be multiplied in your own life (Matthew 7:12).
The blessing is for the giver, therefore make up your mind to keep giving, and always out-give your past. A giver is an automatic receiver because the more you give the more you receive. Never become tired of giving, and when you give don’t complain. Instead, be the one the Bible describes in 2 Corinthians 9:7 (AMP)—a cheerful, joyous, “prompt to do it” giver, whose heart is in his giving. The measure with which you give, is the measure with which you’ll receive. Therefore always give lavishly and bountifully, for that’s the secret of receiving and living in the overflow of God’s blessings.
Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me today the importance of being a cheerful, joyous, “prompt to do it” giver; I declare that I’m mightily blessed today as I give bountifully and lavishly, knowing that it’s more blessed to give than to receive, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Galatians 4:21-5:1-15, Joel 1-3
Luke 23:44-56, 2 Samuel 13-14
When you see a need in someone’s life this month, help to meet that need with a seed of help, kindness, prayer, money or time.