It Is More Blessed to Give than to Receive by Pastor Segun Obadje
The Leverage Daily Devotional
By Pastor Segun Obadje Ph.D
Thursday, April 22, 2021
It Is More Blessed to Give than to Receive
Acts 20:35; 2 Corinthians 9:8.
Acts 20:35 “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Our opening Scripture shows us the principle of dwelling in the blessing side of life. There are 3 zones of life: Not Enough, Just Enough, and More than Enough. God wants you to dwell in the zone of ‘more than enough’, which is the zone of abundance, overflowing increase. It is good to be blessed, but it is never enough to be blessed. God wants you more than blessed; He wants you blessed and a blessing to others. That’s God’s perfect will for you; that’s God’s best for you. Listen, the Word of the Lord declares that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
So, if you really want to abide in the zone of more than enough, you must make up your mind to be a giver and remain a giver, which means that you decide to stay in the giving zone of life. Those who stay in the giving zone of life, stay in the ‘more than enough’ zone of life also. The giving side of life is the ‘more than enough’ zone of life. The giving side is the dimension of ‘more blessed’, the dimension of abundance, the dimension of all-sufficiency. 2 Corinthians 9:8 shows us the key “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” The word ‘abound’ is from two words, ‘a’ and ‘bound’: ‘a’ is ‘not’ and ‘bound’ is from the root word boundary, which speaks of something limited, circumvented, a space that is already determined.
However, abound means no boundary; there is no wall, no measure to it. In this zone, people won’t be able to measure your progress, they will never meet you on the same spot, you will keep making progress, abounding in grace, with no boundaries. This zone of life is the zone of abundance, fruitfulness, prosperity, enlargement, multiplication, never running out.
The giver is always above and beyond the receiver and this was God’s covenant blessing upon Abraham in Genesis 22:17-18. Beloved, God wants you blessed, and know today that He wants you to be more than blessed, He wants you to be a blessing, to flow out, and that is the zone of ABOUNDING. You can change the co-efficient of your life, change the situation of your life, alter the course of nature, change things in your life by engaging this principle of giving and receiving. You don’t wait to receive, rather you give to receive. Don’t wish that someone will give you something good or do you good, God is saying that you can initiate the process of receiving by giving.
Instead of waiting hopelessly to receive and living your life at the mercy of others, God is saying that you can live a life of influence, dignity, a life of honour, a life of higher value (ever increasing value) every day by being a giver, an ardent, cheerful and generous giver. What determines your value in life is actually your giving. If you can give higher value away in faith, trusting God, a higher value will come to you and your value will skyrocket. So, you don’t need to live at the mercy of anybody, you can determine the value of your life.
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I choose to be a cheerful giver as I dwell in the zone of more than enough perpetually! Amen!
Further Meditation: Genesis 22:17-18; 1 Corinthians 15:58.
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