God's Enrichment Plan Thursday, June 20th 2013

2 Corinthians 9:11

"Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God."
NLT

How is it that we can find enrichment when we give of ourselves? After all, shouldn't the accumulation of wealth and stuff bring about enrichment in our lives? This may be how the world views growth and enrichment but in God's economy, growth comes through giving.

The sad reality is that the more we receive, the more we are likely to be selfish and greedy. When we act according to God's design, our giving leads us into enriched, generous lives. In essence, our giving helps check those feelings of selfishness and greed. Most people use their blessings to be blessed, the question is, "Are you using your gifts, talents, resources and finances to bless other people?" If not, you are failing the test of being blessed in the first place. If you have failed that test, don't worry. Instead, begin walking in thankfulness, and God will bring you to a place where you will pass with flying colors. Many times a generous life begins first with thanksgiving, then obedience, sharing, and generosity. When we begin living generously with our time, energy and finances, God will bless us with more because we have been faithful with little.

Life Lesson: Receiving from God is both a blessing and a test.

Dear God,
Thank You for salvation and the countless other blessings I experience on a daily basis. Help me to live a life of generosity and love so that more people may hear Your Word and find new life in Christ. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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