This week is about giving. We will sow whatever seed we have on good ground and God the supplier will give us more (Mark 4:8-9). Seeds are anything God gives us and seeds have unlimited potential, but they must be sown for the potential to be released. We cannot hoard our gifts and keep it for ourselves, because it won’t grow and we’ll miss out on the benefits of having a generous spirit (Proverbs 11:24-25). So let us take risks and actions so God can multiply the gifts He has given us (Luke 6:38). Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to help us give, because He is a multiplier and produces high quality fruit.
Giving is a realistic way to say you are not attached to your money. It’s a way to break your attachment and show God that you choose Him over money. There are many ways to give. You can give to charities (Deuteronomy 15:11). You can give tithes (Deuteronomy 12:19) and if you read Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42 you would see that Jesus endorsed giving tithes.
Being a lender to advance God’s Kingdom should be a goal for all Christian. Whatever we give should come from our overflow. That way we don’t miss it, it won’t destroy us and our relationships if we don’t get it back. So if we give from our overflow, it is easier to follow the instructions of Luke 6:38. This verse suggests that we should give to those who ask, and whoever takes away, don’t demand it back.