The blessings that comes with giving

The Blessings that comes with giving
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Giving is like sowing, and in due season you will surely reap from it. The blessings that comes with giving is enormous. The bible says he that giveth unto the poor shall not lack. Givers never lack.

Someone once told me a story about a popular Pastor who visited the poorest family in his congregation. He actually went to assist them with some monies, that they would probably use to take care of some financial problems.

And for more than one hour that the pastor was with them, they couldn’t even offer him a bottle of water
which is actually the cheapest thing which you can offer someone.

They just felt that they were too poor to give, and so at the end of the pastor’s visit, he left without giving them the monies he planned to give to them. He said the family doesn’t have a heart to give.

See the way this family lost a huge amount of money, just because they couldn’t give the little they had.

You can never be too poor not to give. The bible tells us stories about people who gave their last to men of God and the blessings they received in return. Let’s take the story of Elijah and the widow at Zarephath as a case study, see how God blessed her for giving;

 Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.  Then the word of the Lord came to him:  “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” So he went to Zarephath.

When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?”  As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.”

 “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”

Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’”

She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.  For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah. 1 Kings 17:7-16

The bible says, there is more blessings in giving than in receiving (Acts 20:35)

So learn to give, if you can’t practice it on your own, ask God to give you the grace so that you can enjoy the blessings that comes with it. God bless you

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