LATER AND GREATER
God does not want us to be poor. The Bible talks at great length about money. Some scriptures are about giving, but most of them are about managing what God has given us. I believe that if we manage our resources wisely, we can give generously. God wants us to be generous in His Kingdom.
I have had many instances where I have been asked to help out and felt in my heart a need to do so. Usually there is a promise of repayment, but often that is the part that never happens. I leave that kind of situation hurt and feeling cheated.
When we experience the disappointment of an expected repayment that doesn’t hap- pen, it hardens our hearts so that we do not want to give anymore. I have found that when we give with no expectation of getting anything in return, that is when we can see the true power of scripture with respect to sowing and reaping. When we sow – plant a seed – it takes time for that seed to grow into something and the end result is much greater than the initial seed. That is what generosity does; it turns what we have into much more… later and greater!
Don’t wait to give from the wealth that may never come. Give out of generosity, which comes from the heart, so that you can experience true wealth. May you always be in a position to help others as God calls. Sharing is caring!
Don’t harden your heart; be generous so that you can see what God has in store for you… later and greater.
Pray that God would soften your heart and fill you with a generous spirit to help His people.