Recently, Alistair Begg warned us to keep our faith strong and to nurture it every single day. Today, I call upon DR Tony Evans, The Purpose of Stewardship, at One Place. He provides wisdom regarding just the things that Alistair stresses and finds an excellent way to nurture our faith and love for Him each day. Giving. Giving is the very way to keep faith alive and to maintain the Holy Spirit's coursing through us, all day long, each and every day.
2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;
3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
"The covenant is the program of God’s kingdom. The principle of the covenant is that God expands His program of His kingdom rule in history through His servants. When God first made His covenant with Abraham, He promised to bless him, but not only that, He promised to bring blessings through him."
"But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
"When we give of our blessings, God will expand our roles as givers and allow us to keep on giving."
I am due to receive more of God's blessings soon. I have been praying for help finding ways to give back this blessing to God's people. Where will it do the most good? Yesterday, I was out doing errands, contemplating this very issue. Lo and behold, there stood a man on the street corner, hungry and cold. It came to me in a flash, God rather hit me on the top of my head with it: If I were to carry a wad of cash with me at all times, He will lead me to those who need it the most. Right there, right on that street corner, stood a man broken by life, weary with struggle and in desperate need of God's loving assistance. Giving. It is not a struggle, He opens the door to it at every corner!