- John Carlos
Have you ever seen the movie or read the book The Princess Bride? It has an antagonist who when he sees something he can’t believe says, “Inconceivable!” If you're not familiar with this word it can be defined as, “Unimaginable or unthinkable.” There are some of us in the family of faith who when it comes to believing God wants to bless them as they give of their finances in faith to Him think to themselves, “Inconceivable!” Well, let’s see what the scriptures have to say about this. Take time to read the following scriptures and meditate on them before we get back to the discussion of God giving back to us in our finances. Malachi 3:10 - Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. Luke 6:38 - Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 - But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
2 Corinthians 8:9 - For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. After reading and meditating on these scriptures how do you now feel about the reality that God wants to give back to you as you give to Him in faith? Hopefully you’re excited as I am to know that when we give our finances it doesn’t just leave our hands but gets returned to us and even more so with the measure we give. It’s such a delight to know that not only did Christ die for our sins but he even died to take the curse of poverty from us that we might become rich as we see in 2 Corinthians 8:9. If this revelation hasn’t really taken a hold of you yet go throughout your week continuing to meditate on these scriptures until it does. It’s also important that as step out in faith to give that you take time to listen to the Holy Spirit who may give you specific instructions on how to reap your specific harvest.