Your Daily Scramble ~

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“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:7)

Giving can be touchy issue. Some people are natural givers and give not only of their finances, but also their time and energy to build the kingdom of God. Others however are more calculated about their giving, preferring to give no more, nor less than what they’ve done for years. Regardless of the giving method, our main drive should be to give grace. Many times we make giving more complicated than what it needs to be for the body of Christ. Let’s look at the top ten dos and don’ts of giving in grace?

#1) Do give in faith …. Don’t give in unbelief

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:5-8)

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#2) Do give with a thankful heart …. Don’t give out of compulsion ~

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

#3) Do give with a joyful heart …. Don’t give out of frustration ~

“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:7)

#4) Do give courageously …. Don’t give in fear ~

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

#5) Do give to please the Lord …. Don’t give to please people ~

“Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:1)

#6) Do give sacrificially … Don’t give miserly ~

“And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.” (Luke 21:1-4)

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#7) Do give in expectation of God’s blessing …. Don’t give in doubt ~

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38)

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#8) Do give to be a blessing to others …. Don’t give to get for yourself ~

“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” (1 John 3:17)

#9) Do give anonymously at times … Don’t give to be seen by other people ~

“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” (Matthew 6:1-4)

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#10) Do give faithfully to your local ministry …. Don’t give looking for influence over church leadership and directives ~

“But this I say, he which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: as it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; He hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for evever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness; being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; and by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.”
(2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

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Our giving, or lack of giving, reflects our stake in building the kingdom of God. One day we will all stand before God and give an account of how we managed the financial responsibilities He gave us. May we all hear “Well done, my good and fajthdul servant””

Let’s pray ~

Dear Lord, I want my giving to reflect the grace that You have freely given me. Help me to understand and walk in truth with my giving to the kingdom of God. In Jesus  mighty name, Amen.

 

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Published by: A ~ Rambling ~ Zealot ~

Saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost; a woman of God, whose life is devoted and surrendered to God. In essence, I am a Zealot for Jesus Christ. I am Your kindling my Lord ... lay me across Your alter; that Your fire may consume me and burn so brightly that all who see me may see YOU!!! And thereby You will be glorified .... May You be glorified in everything I say, do, or post ....

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