Generosity and scarcity…

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Proverbs 11:24 Those who give generously receive more, but those who are stingy with what is appropriate will grow needy.

When we give freely to God we don’t have to worry about going into a financial hole, even if it appears we don’t have the money to give. The promise is that we will “receive more”. In other words God will make sure we have what we need. That which we give will come back to us. 

The converse is true as well. When we hold tightly to what God has first given to us we are much more likely to find ourselves coming up short. Scarcity will take up residence in our lives, which brings about stress and worry. That’s no way to live.

The best way I know to break free from the stress of scarcity is to follow what the bible teaches us. When we return a tithe (10% of our income) to the Lord scarcity flees and abundance takes root. It just does. If you haven’t done so already, you should try it.

Lord give us grace to give freely from what you have first given to us. In this way we bless others as we are blessed by you. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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