December 4, 1974 from church newsletter
HOW TO GIVE MORE THAN YOU ARE ABLE
There are two ways to give:
(1) Give out of YOUR resources – this way you’re able to give what YOU are able to give. This was Phillip’s way of giving when Jesus asked him what he would do about the 5,000 hungry churchgoers. Phillip dug into his pockets and evaluated the situation according to HIS resources.
(2) Give out of GOD’S resources – this way you’re able to give what God is able to give. In I Chronicles 29 after David and the people have given such a fantastic offering for the building of the temple, David asks God in verse 14, how they were able to be so generous. He answered his own question when he says, “OF THINE OWN HAVE WE GIVEN THEE.”
Read 2 Corinthians 9 in the Living Bible and you’ll see that Paul says GOD WILL GIVE YOU AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO GIVE AWAY.
So ask God what He would have you give to the WORLD MISSIONS offering and when the amount seems beyond your resources, Praise the Lord and give it out of God’s resources and He’ll give you as much as you want to give..
2003 Ron Dunn. Used by permission of LifeStyle Ministries. This article is copyrighted and is for your individual use. Reproduction for any other purpose is governed by copyright laws and is strictly prohibited. This material originally appeared in the MacArthur Blvd. Baptist Church newsletter.