Be a Giver in God’s Economy

Drjriley   -  

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ ‭NIV‬‬

One of the ways that we help those in need is to give bus passes to those who are without transportation. I can buy the passes online and have them in my pocket to hand out to the homeless and those who don’t own a car. There are many who come to CCDC and the Westminster Food Pantry that need to use the bus service.

It’s a simple thing to do but it’s greatly appreciated by those to whom we give the passes, and it gives a great joy to me to give them. I’ve found the truth of what Jesus taught about giving. We get so much more back.

Our volunteers know the truth of what Jesus taught about giving. When we serve the needs of others at Dinner Church, we get back so much more than we give. Debby and I are so grateful for all those who come to serve and give of their time and energy. We experience the wonderful joy that comes as we give to others. We may be exhausting a lot of our energy in all we do in the time we spend, but at the end of the evening, we feel uplifted by Christ’s Spirit. We come away with our spirits energized even though we’re tired.

Giving to those in need is something that we all agree is important in our Christian lives. Yet, we may not really believe how much we are blessed to give. I find this to be true when we don’t readily agree to give away our money or possessions. If we really believed what Jesus taught in Luke 6:38, we would be jumping at every chance to give of our time and money.

I want to grow more as a giver and see more fully the wonderful beauty of giving to those in need. CCDC has provided Debby and me the opportunity to grow in my willingness to give to those in need. The more Debby and I have given our time in serving and supporting those in need, the more joy we really have. This has been true for all our volunteers as we see the grateful response from those we serve. There is a wonderful blessing in giving.

Jesus gives us an important lesson about life. In God’s economy, the more we give, the more we have. Such teaching runs counter to the way the world operates. How can we have more, if we give away what we have? But we can, whenever we give our hearts to Christ and trust him with our lives. We are then free to give. The principle Christ states about giving opens the way for the greatest fulfillment in life. God gives back to us so much more than we ever give.

Every week at Dinner Church we get to experience firsthand the principle that in giving to others we have so much more given back to us. Come be a giver in God’s economy and see the increase it brings to your life.

May God’s Peace be with you,

                                       Pastor Jim and Debby Riley