Don’t let the title fool you. I am not asking you to give my ministry anything. But I am asking you to give to the Lord. It would save you and help you, more than anything else I can think of. Give to your local church, give to charity, give of your time and talent. Heck, give to the Lord, your life. A friend once told me that we give to the Lord out of our abundance. That sounded good to me, in that you cannot give what you don’t have. But it did not settle well in my spirit as the Holy Spirit countered that: no, you actually give out of your deficit. Let me explain.
The woman at the well was asked to give the Lord a drink. Mary Magdalene poured out her expensive perfume, all of it. A boy was asked to give all of his 5 loaves and 2 fishes. And the widow of Zarephath was commanded to give Elijah her last meal. Talk about giving from your deficit. The farmer knows he must sow to the ground FIRST, before expecting a harvest. Jesus said to seek ye FIRST, the kingdom. Not last. I could go on, but you get the gist.
If you are transactional, what is it then that you will give the Lord that He has not already given you? The breath you just took in came from Him. The cattle on a thousand hills are His. The Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands … Hath not my hand made all these things? Saith the Lord. Creation cost Him nothing but your salvation cost Him everything. He is more than deserving of your giving. I tell my children, “Nothing is too small, and you are not too small to give to the Lord”. You cannot outgive God, I promise you.
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD”. – Haggai 1:7-8
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I’m doing great and I’m getting married next week. All thanks from you and your team for praying for me. I have been crying to God to give a man but look now he blessed me with a responsible man, and all thanks to you. May God continue to bless you, pastor – Nne Matumba
Jesus Christ loves you and so do I. Until next time.