When I saw this theme, the Holy Spirit highlighted to me this scripture:
’But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” Mark 12:41-44
It is clear that this woman was broken. She was a poor widow. We can draw conclusions and interpretations from this scripture about her well-being.
However, the Holy Spirit highlighted to me that she was beautifully broken. WHY? Because in her brokenness she GAVE.
I have heard numerous stories of people who trusted God for financial breakthrough. In answering their prayers, God asked them to give what they had to bless others and through that obedience, they gained the financial breakthrough they were seeking. I am not saying to give what you have away; however, seek the Lord and do what HE tells you to do.
The Word also tells us that God will provide when we give: “Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to”. Deuteronomy 15:10.
When you don’t focus on yourself, God works mightily in your life. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Giving is a cornerstone of our Christian faith. Paul tells us that we have freely received and, therefore, we should freely give. God is gracious; He has freely given us the gift of salvation. He gave his Son so that our sins may be forgiven and we can have eternal life. His Son, Jesus, is now sitting at the right hand of the Father, At Calvary, Jesus was beautifully broken, and in His brokenness, he GAVE freely interceding for us.
Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.“ Luke 22:42.
As we face every day in 2021 and beyond, we stand on the cornerstone of our faith, giving, giving of our finances to those in need, giving of our finances for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. We give in obedience to the WORD OF GOD.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35.
“When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over them again. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not strip it afterward. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. Deu 24:19 - 21
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrew 13:16.
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that – James 2:15 -16
The partakers in the Kingdom of God GIVE – give of their time to serve and pray for others. Give out of poverty and in abundance. Giving is a demonstration of love.
They will know that we are His disciples when we love one another. In everything that we do, I pray that we do it all for the glory of God and the advancement of the Kingdom of OUR King, Jesus.
Keamo Molebalwa is a regular contributor at Women Of Reverence.
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