Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- God is our Source. When it comes to sharing the Word of God with people, only give to them what they have a capacity to appreciate and receive. The Bible talks about having ears to hear. The more we treasure, esteem, and value the Word of God, the more revelation we will get from the Holy Spirit. If folks do not value what you are saying or they are just not yet spiritually developed to receive it, then hold onto it. Don’t just throw out all you know, and let the chips fall as they may, like a hit and run. If they do not want to hear it, than we need to be quiet. Don’t give precious things to people who have no appreciation for them, isn’t that what Jesus said in Matthew 7:6- it can have a negative effect. It’s not what they need or what you know, it’s what they will receive and the Holy Spirit knows that.
1. Abundance Mentality
Just because people have stuff does not automatically mean that God gave it to them. Folks can get things through debt, by stealing and fraud. It is time to look up to higher levels of what we have known and been accustomed to in the world. The Lord is not satisfied with where we are at in the financial arena. Sure, He is pleased that we are making progress, but there is so much more to God’s economics that we have not tapped into. Until we can get our eyes off of what we are used to on this earth, we are limiting Him.
2. Jehovah Jireh Our Provider
Abraham went to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering, but just before he went to slay his only son, the Angel of the Lord stopped him. In verse fourteen we see that Abraham called that place “The Lord Will Provide” which in the Hebrew is one of God’s redemptive Names- Jehovah Jireh.
3. Faith Rests on more than mere Ability
I want you to notice that according to the Bible, when the Lord fills our cup, it’s not just half full in order to keep us humble. No, the Scripture does not say that- not even filling it up to the brim. What does Psalms 23:5 say, “my cup overflows” well that just sounds wasteful, extravagant and excessive! He must not care if it runs over the top and onto the table and all over the floor and out the door. When you have as much as God has got, you don’t care about spilling it over!
4. The God of Abundance
If we are not excited and expectant about God’s provision, than we are not in faith. Our biggest challenge (a good thing) concerning giving, is when we hear about needs that we ask the Lord, “do you want us to pay all of it or half of it?” It is not God’s will that we be so strapped in debt that we are not in a position to be a blessing, because we are struggling to pay our electric bill. However, before God can turn our situation around, we have to change on the inside in our heart and mind. Miracles start on the inside, before it happens on the outside. We have to get excited about God as our provider so we can become a big giver, sower and blessing.
5. More where that Came From
It’s a lot easier to give things away to people when we have the mentality that it’s not ours in the first place, and that there is a lot more where that came from; knowing that God is an excessive God and He will give us five more. The reason people have trouble turning loose of things, whether it is God dealing with them to give or even being defrauded by others is because they don’t have faith in an abundant God who will restore back to them even more than what they gave or lost.Support the show