Wednesday, October 3, 2012

counting on GOD…

i can count on GOD to reward my generosity.

luke 6.38 (niv), give and it will be given to you.  for with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you. 

that is not positive thinking, prosperity doctrine, some fund raising technique.  JESUS said this, not some tv evangelist.  JESUS said, give and it will be given to you.  and JESUS does not lie. 

listen, i can be confident that when i’m generous, GOD rewards my generosity.  folks, there are more promises in the bible related to giving than any other topic.  if you are not tithing ten percent of your income you are only hurting yourself.  you’re not hurting GOD.  you see, GOD doesn't need your money.  you are only hurting yourself.
the bible says in proverbs 3:9-10 (msg), honor GOD with everything you own; give HIM the first and the best. right off the top i give some back to HIM, in gratitude for what HE’s done, in faithfulness, in thanksgiving, in faith to the future.  it says, HE will bless your life. 

you cannot out give GOD.  the more generous person you become – there's only two kinds of people in the world:  givers and takers.  misers are miserable people.  the generous giving person is the happiest person in the world. 

when you give your life away, your time away, your energy away, your money away, when you’re generous and giving to others, GOD says, “I’m not going to let me be in debt to you.”  the bible says in proverbs that he who gives to the poor is like lending to the LORD and he repays. proverbs 22 says, the generous man will himself be blessed.  i can be faithful, counting on GOD to reward my generosity.  as we have been faithful to GOD HE has been faithful to us and blessed us abundantly. 

just a thought from the front porch…  

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Richard Hobart said...