Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you. — Luke 6:38 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource New Day New You Devotional – by Joyce Meyer
When you and I give, we are to give generously and aggressively. Because the way we give is the way we receive. When we look into our wallet or purse, we are not to pull out the smallest bill we can find. Instead, we are to give as God gives—abundantly.
Now, I realize that no offering is too small and none is too great. But at the same time, we have got to learn to be as aggressive in our giving as we are in any other aspect of our Christian life. I seek to be a giver. I desire to give all the time.
One time I was in a Christian bookstore and saw a little offering box for one of those ministries that feeds hungry children. There was a sign beside it that read, “For fifty cents two children can eat for two days.”
I started to open my purse and make a donation when a voice inside said to me, “You don’t need to do that; you give all the time.”
I immediately got violent—spiritually violent! No one could tell on the outside, but I was aroused on the inside. I reached into my purse, pulled out some money, and placed it in the box just to prove I could give as an act of my free will!
You can do the same. Whenever you are tempted to hold back, give more! Show the devil you are an aggressive giver!
Prayer Starter: Father, You give to us so generously—help me to be like You! Show me ways today and every day that I can establish a lifestyle of giving in ways big and small. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.