Monday, February 9, 2009

Blessed by Giving - Personal Blessings


Philippians 4:19 - "And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. "

We are talking about God's design and desire of our giving of ourselves. Over the week, I am planning to ponder the idea of being blessed personally, materially, and spiritually. And, no, I am not a prosperity preacher. So, don't look for that in these ideas.

Personal blessings. The above Scripture that we read states that God will provide everything we need. Now some have taken this as a guarantee that everything we ask for we get. Wrong. In fact, in context of the passage, Paul is commenting upon the Philippians generosity to him. He is telling them that as they are generous to others not to worry - God will meet their needs.

As we give to others, God will also meet our needs (we often need to learn the difference between needs and wants). This is true. A friend once told me that you can never out give God. And, in context of speaking to the church at Philippi - this is a truth for churches too. If they give generously to others, God will meet their needs. A stingy church is a starving church when it comes to God's blessings. A stingy person is a starving person when it comes to God's blessings.

Today, ponder the truth of never being able to out give God. And, after pondering - give generously.

For Kingdom Education,

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