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Note to Self

Luke 6:38 Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.

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I’m a numbers guy, so let me ask you, on a scale of zero to ten, how generous are you when it comes to giving to God’s work and indeed to those in need? Zero is stingy. Ten is very generous. Where do you sit on that scale?

I’ll be honest with you. When I first became a Christian, I found it hard to give generously to support God’s work.

Now, I’m a double maths major at university, so it wasn’t hard for me to figure out. The more I gave to God’s work, the less I’d have for yours truly, numero uno … ME!

But, you see, that simplistic thinking simply doesn’t work in God’s economy because, when it comes to God’s blessing, the world’s formulas don’t work. They’re completely irrelevant.

As God graciously led me through the transformation from being stingy with my money to becoming more generous (a work of God that remains in progress), I discovered to my complete surprise that the blessings of God began to flow in so many different ways, in so many different areas of my life, that I simply couldn’t contain them. It turns out that giving to God is not a zero-sum game. Anything but! Here’s how Jesus put it:

Luke 6:38 Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.

I’d heard people say it so many times – you can’t out-give God – that I became sick of it. But as I’ve discovered it in my own experience, every time it just blows my socks off.

Note to self: you cannot out-give God!

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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