You Asked For It! // Giving

(John 3:16 CSB) For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Three Roadblocks to Giving

Heart issue. 

(Matthew 6:21 TPT) For your heart will always pursue what you value as your treasure.

(I Timothy 6:10 CSB) For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Perspective issue. 

(Psalm 24:1) Of David. A psalm. The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

(1 Chronicles 29:14) “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.

Trust issue.  

(II Corinthians 8:1-4 CSB) We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that was given to the churches of Macedonia: During a severe trial brought about by affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. I can testify that, according to their ability and even beyond their ability, of their own accord, they begged us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in the ministry to the saints

Key truth:  Generosity is a result of giving God all of us.

God the Ultimate Giver

Gave sacrificially.

(Isaiah 53:10a AMP) Yet the Lord was willing To crush Him, causing Him to suffer; If He would give Himself as a guilt offering [an atonement for sin],

Gave generously. 

(Romans 8:32 TPT) For God has proved his love by giving us his greatest treasure, the gift of his Son. And since God freely offered him up as the sacrifice for us all, he certainly won’t withhold from us anything else he has to give.

Gave lovingly.

(Romans 5:8 TPT) But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly!

Gave willingly. 

(Galatians 1:4) who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Prayer:  God bless with me with more than enough, so I can be a blessing to more people!