SIGNIFICANCE OF GIVING (2)

“No one has ever become poor by giving”. 

Anne Frank

Yesterday, we started a series on giving, we moved into the significance of giving. So let’s continue.

 

Giving trusts God’s provision: The biggest deterrent to giving is fear, the fear that if I give away too much, I won’t have enough for this or that. Who else is on this table? Lol, we are! That moment when you calculate what you’ll have left after you’ve given.

When we give sacrificially, above and beyond what is comfortable and easy, we are expressing our faith and trust in God to provide for us and our family. Many Christians have discovered the joy of casting their crumbs of bread upon the waters and multiple loaves returning after many days. It’s such a joy to see God fulfil His promise of provision when we obey Him.

 

Giving widens God’s smile: The Lord loves a cheerful giver. It delights Him to see His people gladly opening their hearts and hands to provide for the needs of His Church and indeed of all His creatures. Our heartbeat should always be geared towards making God happy at all times with our substance. 

 

Giving promotes God’s sanctification: Giving not only promotes God’s work through us, but also God’s work in us, our sanctification. Giving, especially when it pains us, requires much self-denial and self-crucifixion. However, as every act of giving weakens and even breaks our sinful and selfish nature. 

The more we give, the more God’s grace spreads in our hearts.

 

What are you giving today?

 

Scriptural References

1 Chronicles 29:14, Philippians 4:19

 

Reflections

  • Do you respond to fundraising in Church other than the general Church offering?

Don’t you think it’s high time you stepped up the amount you put in the offering basket every Sunday?

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