SPRING FORTH NOW 2023
As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
II Corinthians 9:9-13 (NIV)
We all often believe that it is the things of life, the tangible resources for which we have, that determine our wealth, however, things do not create or sustain wealth instead it is grounded in your ability to make choices and to take appropriate risks. Making choices and taking appropriate risks has its roots in a philosophy, a belief system that focuses on the eventual outcome and not on immediate gratification, assisting you to bring to bear your abilities to navigate the journey to your expected end. Thus, you cannot enlarge what you have by just being but it involves a conscious decision and risks taken to do that which will expand what you have; freely giving of yourself and abilities so you can freely receive. When we position ourselves to offer what we have, our gifts, and abilities and apply those to the experiences of our lives, we set ourselves up to enlarge our harvest, expand what we have, we Share and God causes our harvest to be enlarged. You have a Most Favored Status because God created you to be His witness, to Share what He has given you, naturally He provides for you but it is your willingness to freely Share that increases, enlarges your harvest.