Proverbs 22:9 – ‘A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.’
It is my firm belief that God will get it to you if he can get it through you. He will give it to you if you will use it for Him.
God places importance on being generous. Whenever it is possible, we should be generous. We should give of our time, our finances, kind words, and our food. Wealthy Christians need to have a great grasp of the concept of blessing others. They need to recognise opportunities to bless a fellow Christian or a complete stranger. And then they need to act on it.
As you are able to generate wealth, your desire to bless others shouldn’t be only a desire. It should be even more possible! As you find yourself with more money than you need, you can focus on regularly using it to bless others.
You may choose to give more than you need to at church; you may choose to give to local causes or even internationally. Or perhaps you’ll invest your extra finances in buying supplies to cook up a storm and invite lonely locals over for a meal and some company!
At the end of the day, how you bless others is between you and God. Having wealth just opens up your opportunities to do so.
You can also bless others by helping them to be in a good financial situation. Maybe you can open a savings account for your children – or even your siblings or parents.
It is my prayer for you:
- That you will be able to bless others with your finances, because you are generating more than enough
- That you will recognise the value of giving to God’s children when you can
- That you will understand that blessing can come in many forms: listening, giving of your time, praying for others, offering a meal, doing something for someone or providing a lift somewhere – it is not limited to financial help!
Lord I thank you that you have provided me with the opportunity to bless others. As my finances increase, please help me to see where I can best make an impact for you by being generous with my money.
Find a cause that you’re passionate about and look into ways you can make a difference. This could be through giving a regular amount or through donating your time and skills. Another way you can actively help is by covering the organisation with prayer regularly.