RETURNS ON YOUR GIVING;
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed”(Psalm 37:25-26).
Sometimes when people give to God, they expect immediate financial returns from Him. Yes, when you sow a financial seed, God blesses and multiplies your seed sown, but never get discouraged or wonder whether or not you did the right thing just because the harvest didn’t come the way you expected it would. Your blessings on financial giving don’t necessarily have to be in money. There’re several other blessings that accrue to you as a giver, and some of these blessings are by far greater than financial blessings.
There’s a lot more than the immediate financial result. There are other blessings that God causes to take place in your life that you may not even know about. Some parents for instance pray every day that God would touch the hearts of their wayward children. They wouldn’t need to worry if they were constant givers in the house of God, for their commitment to the gospel through giving would bring their children under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
If only you knew what your giving to the Lord could do for you! It connects you and everything that concerns you with God’s Spirit and gives you results that aren’t only for today, but for tomorrow and for all time. So, if you’ve been giving, keep at it. If you haven’t, start today. Each time you have the opportunity to give, be excited; for it means the Spirit of God is doing something in your life that will affect the course of your destiny: “Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant” (Psalm 35:27).
2 Corinthians 9:10