Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Day 41: The One Who Scatters (Part 2)

There is one who scatters, and yet increases; and there is one who withholds more than is proper, but it leads to poverty. The generous soul shall be made fat; and he who waters shall himself also be watered. (Prov. 11:24-25)

Author Jack Hayford has rightly described giving as “the key to everything.” This scripture passage and many others like it show that giving, paradoxically, is a way to abundance and blessing. It makes no natural sense that someone who is scattering his seed around could actually increase, nor that the one who is holding on to it will actually lose… but in God’s economy that’s exactly how it works!

Whenever we give, there is a supernatural dynamic at work: God causes the generous man to have more. In the Kingdom of God, living God’s way and giving God’s way brings a God-sized return.

Need to have some increase? Start sowing!

Need an outpouring? Start pouring out!

Almighty God, release the power of increase on our behalf as we begin to sow, scatter, give, water, distribute and disperse what You have given us! We refuse all natural thinking that would say it makes no sense; Your ways are higher than our ways. We choose to believe that as we give it will return to us, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over! In your hands, this will be a short work.

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