The Power of Giving III

 

Jesus said this in Luke 6:38c: “The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (NLT) Now, I don’t want you to misunderstand what I am saying. Any gift that you give to the Lord will bring you a return. However, if you need a substantial blessing, you will need to sow a substantial seed.

I do not remember if I read this quote or heard it. “If you want a teaspoon blessing, give a teaspoon seed; if you want a shovel full of blessing, give a shovel size seed; if you want a truck load blessing, give a truck size seed.” The widow, who gave her last penny, gave a substantial offering because it was all she had.

If I multiply a $1 by 100% it’s only $100; if I multiply $100 by 100% its $10,000; if I multiply $1,000 by 100% its $100,000. I think you get the point! But notice the multiplier stays the same; it’s the size and sacrifice of your gift that determines the level of your return. The size of your seed will determine the size of your blessing. The measure of your gift will determine the measure of your return.

Finally, many believe that we should give and not expect a return. I partially agree, because some people only give when they are in need. However, I believe in consistent giving and expecting a return. After all, you expect a pay check every payday for your labor.

Be Blessed,

Bishop Jemmott

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