Nothing demands a response more than a gift. Every time we are given something, it keeps speaking to our hearts demanding that act and respond to that gift in a certain manner. What you give goes to places you can’t go, says things you can’t say and invokes responses that you would never demand. That gift works for you in so many ways for a long time. There are instances when a gift works decades after it was given. Like in the case of the Americans who requested help from the French as they fought for their independence from the British. Hundreds of years later, the Americans are obliged to stand with the French as inseparable allies.
Your giving releases the power of God to work on your behalf. God wants to bless you several times over but the principles of life on the planet demand that you must be qualified for that blessing. Therefore when you give, you qualify yourself to be given. If you withhold, you disqualify yourself from the blessings of God. There is a sevenfold release of the blessings of God for every one time you give. I am sure you would be happy with that. God is working to bless you but you must be a giver to enter into that blessing realm that God has for you.
SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, Your word teaches me that giving releases the power of God to work on my behalf. For when I give I qualify myself to be given. May I always carry the knowledge of a giver. Amen