A Giving Mindset
There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty. The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself (Proverbs 11:24-25).
The principles of the kingdom of God are often contrary to natural principles and human thinking. In the kingdom of God to live you must die; to lead you must serve; to be first, you must be last; and to receive you must give!
The mind is trained to think logically. It’s not logical to receive by giving, but that’s the way the kingdom operates. We must train ourselves to value kingdom principles and we must renew our minds to what the Father values. Faith in the kingdom principles of the Word of God will bring increase to your life!
God’s method of increase in our lives is through our giving. Giving opens us up to the wisdom of God, the windows of heaven, and begins the principle of blessing in our lives. Notice the scriptures:
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully (2 Corinthians 9:6). Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness (2 Corinthians 9:10).
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you (Luke 6:38). Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap (Galatians 6:7). Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine (Proverbs 3:9-10).
Jesus said that our giving would lay up treasures in heaven for us, and that our giving reveals where our heart is (Matthew 6: 19-21).
Make a decision today to be a giver, a scatterer, a sower, a blesser! Don’t wait for excess. Give now! Give with expectation. He gives seed to the sower. He who observes the wind [and waits for all conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap (Ecclesiastes 11:4 – Amplified).
Put your faith to work in God’s principles. Expect the wisdom of God, the favor of God, and the blessings of God to be upon you. Expect the works of your hands to be blessed! Expect to receive. When you do, don’t eat all of your seed! Sow some more. It’s a never ending process. It’s a foundational principle in the kingdom of God. The principle of giving will revolutionize your life!