“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” Luke 6:38, KJV.
My son said to me, “Guess what daddy? Christian (his brother) was sad today at the store because he needed a dollar to buy something, so I gave him one.” “That’s great. That was nice of you”, I said. He then hesitantly responded, “Yeah, mommy said God will bless me, but I don’t believe it.” I then reminded Him of how God has blessed him before, and he remembered and was glad.
Some of us may have had the same experience. God asks you to give and you do it for the right reason, yet you doubt that He’s really going bless you for obeying Him. Yet, if you remember the times that you have given before, there was not a time that God didn’t give back to you, and that should make you glad. According to His Word, when you give, He will give back to you pressed down, shaken together and running over will He cause men to give to you. He may cause men to give back to you in money, or it could be with favor, help, wisdom, knowledge that people usually pay for, an opportunity, and things that you need.
Whether it is your time or resources, when you do good for God, He will always be good to you. Not that you do it to get–that is just how good God is! That is just the heart of the Father. You will never out give God and His desire is to bless you.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me about giving. I will give, and I will not doubt You. I remember how You blessed me before and it makes me glad. No one loses when we give. You want me to know that You desire to bless me, therefore, I believe You. You are just that good! Help me to always be a cheerful giver to advance Your kingdom and help those in need. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: 2 Corinthians 9:7