In a notable town, a very famous man who was called so many names because of his wondrous acts was passing by. The moment people saw him, they started following him.
There was this young lad who also saw him. He quickly ran home and told his mother. He took his share from the bread and fishes his mother had prepared and ran to catch up with this famous man. By that time, so many people had gathered around him.
The man started teaching them many things, and performed several miracles and they were marveled and didn’t want to leave him.
He was a very good man and noticed that people were getting famished. When he related his thought of feeding the people to his disciples, they told him how impossible it was, but saw the lad with his five fishes and two loaves of bread.
He was glad to share it and they brought him to this man. Since he was a miracle worker, he simply lifted it to heaven and gave thanks. The few loaves and fishes was all that he used to feed about five thousand people. That man as you must have guessed was Jesus. (Jhn 6)
The Five fishes and two loaves was enough to feed only the boy, but it became more than enough because he released it.
Giving will give you more than enough. The little in your hands is enough to feed nations, but it won’t, if you keep holding it back.
You will keep living strictly on your income if you don’t give from their income.
You will keep living a life of ‘just sufficient for me and my family’, if you are not giving.
Giving is not giving if it is not done cheerfully and from your heart.
It is only when you release what is in your hands cheerfully, that you would have plenty. It’s a simple law of nature.
It is not just giving out of so much; it is not just giving when it is comfortable; it is also giving when it is hard and demands a high level of sacrifice. This will provoke the eruption of the blessings of God upon your life.
A man named Abraham in the scriptures gave his son, Isaac. Though God later made provision for a substitute, but it was a mind blowing sacrifice. This moved God and He wasn’t just blessed, he became a blessing and the father of many nations. (Gen 22)
When you give all, you move God; when you move God, things will move dynamically in your life.
No matter who you are, you have something that you can give. Give generously; give to your maker; give people above you; give people around you; give people below you. Give wisely!
Don’t just give, but make giving a life style and you will not know lack.
Start giving; keep giving; never stop giving!