“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).
Even though I may not be rich in what the world considers rich, I am rich in the greatest way. The love of Jesus Christ has made me rich. I can't contain this wealth, and I do not want to contain it. His love in my life overflows. He calls me to give all of myself away–my heart, my thoughts, my possessions, my time, my prayers–for His sake.
Jesus is the greatest giver, and He is my greatest example. He gave all of Himself for me–His perfect life for my sinful one. He gave of His time, so I will give of mine. He gave up personal comfort, so I will give up mine. He gave time to each one who asked. He still gives all of Himself for my comfort, for my healing, for my understanding, for my sorrow, for my weakness, for my need.
I am called to be broken and spilled out for Him. Out of my brokenness and surrender, flows the richness of what He has given me. Because of what He has done for me, and what He continually pours into my my life, I also give. And in giving, I receive. I receive more joy and more peace and more love to give away. What I give comes back to me in a wealth that can never be measured. In giving myself away, I have discovered a never ending cycle of richness that only comes with complete surrender to the Savior who died for me.
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