GOD SAID IN HOSEA 4:6:
MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
You know what’s the problem when it comes to giving? So often we have mistaken God’s ways by trying to intellectualize Him with our own limited wisdom. HOW MANY OF YOU REALIZE THAT GOD IS BIGGER THAN YOUR OPINION OF HIM? God says: “My thoughts and my ways are higher and different from yours.”(Isaiah 55:9)
The generous person will be blessed.
Give generously because of this God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
In other words whatever you touch you will prosper.
If you want the blessing of God in your life you need to express generosity in your life.
Do you know there are 7000 promises of God in the Bible? But every promise has a condition to be met in order for that promise to be fulfilled.
But it’s interesting to note this that there are more promises related particularly to generosity than anything else in the Bible..
WHAT IS GENEROSITY: UNSELFISH PERSON
So what is generosity by the way? Basically generosity is being an unselfish person. Generosity proves your character. It demonstrates the inside of you. What kind of heart you have towards God.
STINGINESS IS THE RESULT OF UNBELIEF
On the other hand, stinginess is caused by unbelief and doubt. It’s you saying: I don’t believe God can take care of me. I am doubtful if I give away generously to God, God can take care of me. You know what? That’s an undue worry, that’s an anxiety, that’s a fear.
The greedy always wants more, but the Godly loves to give.
There are people who are takers than givers. They want to enjoy all the blessings from God but when it comes to giving back to God they throw crumbs at him and expect God to bless them all the time.
As a result there are people living under severe limitations today because of an attitude towards God. Unfortunately they are not living the abundant life that is promised in John 10:10. They live a stagnant life. They start at point A and finish the journey at the same point. Thus missing out on a lot of miracles and breakthroughs, they miss out on healings, they miss out on God’s favour and blessings in every area of their lives.
GENEROSITY IS LOVE IN ACTION
Generosity is love in action. How many of you know that you can give without loving? But you cannot love without giving. Now, how many of you love God to day? If I say that I love God and If I am not generous with Him then it’s not really giving. BECAUSE LOVE GIVES! And God is love!
John. 3:16 God so love the world that He gave His only Son so that whoever believe in Him may have eternal life.
Therefore generosity simply means love in action. Love is all about giving. It’s not about receiving only.
EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE IS A GIFT OF GOD. NOTHING BELONGS TO YOU
How many of you know that God is the greatest giver? Everything you have in your life is a gift from God. You know what? Seriously I am telling you this morning. If God was not generous to you, you will have nothing in your life. Your very life is a gift from God! Everything that is sustaining you today and right now is a sheer gift of God. Your ability to earn a living. Your ability to function in good health is an absolute gift of God. Your time is a gift of God.
The God who has given everything to you therefore expects you to be like Him. Expects you to reflect His heart as His children. If you claim to be His children then obviously you need to be like your father. Your Generosity honors God (2 Corinthians 9:13).
The purpose of tithing and giving is to put God first in our lives (Deu.14:23b)
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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