Christian Living
Freely Giving
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Dec 3, 2017
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Giving freely from a heart of love opens the door for God's supernatural work. Take the concept of the tithe as an example. If we model God's behavior and give in love, then 10 percent is just the beginning. As we see the world through our loving Savior's eyes, we overflow with generosity. Giving is no longer a burden—it is a joy. We give freely and abundantly, recognizing our giving as an outpouring of what has been freely given to us from God. We open the door for God's supernatural work in and through us as we are transformed by His love and grace.

Giving is no longer a burden—it is a joy.

A heart in love with God trusts Him to keep His Word and promises. Filled and assured by His Holy Spirit, we know that He is true to His character, and our trust in Him is reflected in our giving. We are no longer afraid to give freely because we know His resources are endless and that He is "able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" (Ephesians 3:20).

Why do you give? Is your giving flowing from a heart that loves and trusts God? He already has given you everything you need. Are you willing to receive His love and to allow it to flow through you to others—not just at Christmas, but all year long?

Prayer: God, help me to see the world through Your eyes, that I might overflow with love and generosity. Help me to trust You whose resources and care for me are endless. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed" (Proverbs 11:24-25).