Summary: Our giving does not leave us destitute but amply supplied. We can give cheerfully and with fervor and zeal.
2 Corinthians 9:7-8 says “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
Giving encompasses many things including time, treasure and talent. Paul encourages believers to sacrifice financially, which will result in them having less. There are “costs” to giving financially. Yet, God is the King of this “Upside-Down Kingdom” and abounds in resources. Our giving does not leave us destitute but amply supplied.
As a leader in ministry, we give a lot. We place our time, our toil and talents on His altar. There are “costs” to giving yourself to ministry. Those costs include sacrifices of family, freedoms and more. We, however, have a choice. We can be a cheerful giver or the alternative.
This is your one and only life. You will be in heaven one day and all the work will be done. Now is the time to work and labor cheerfully. He will not leave you destitute but amply supplied in areas far beyond your finances. Today is a choice. Give cheerfully.