The reward of increase is automatic for those who give. We need to have more revelation on how giving must be done to command the reward of increase.
Back then in secondary school, I won’t actually call myself a giver because I would always think “if am to give everything or some of the things I have who will give to me? What about tomorrow?”. Is not like I didn’t want to give, but it was so difficult because I didn’t have the grace to give.
I remember how my friends would ask me for something and I will say “No” then change my mind because I didn’t want them to be angry or for them to hate me. I was actually selfish and I didn’t have the understanding of giving back then.
Giving gives room to other blessings, and the first condition is that giving must be done willingly from our heart.
“God looks into the heart of the giver to see whether the heart backs up the hand that is stretched forth to give.” You should learn to give cheerful and look away from how God would do his own work, that’s what it means to be a selfless giver.
You should ask for the grace to give, if you don’t know how to give. Some people don’t even believe in tithing, tithing is another way of showing gratitude of God and giving your first fruits shows that you believe that God is the only provider and him alone will still provide. I asked God to give me the grace to give when I realized I did not know how to give. I would pray for divine increase financially but I never use to give, then God showed me the secret, the secret to get what you want is to give sacrificially. Any time you feel you should give is the right time to give. The first time I gave sacrificially, I gave everything I had and I decided to let God take control, you know what they say when it comes to getting the result you want, you have to be ready to do what you’ve not done before.
That year was one of my best year, because I got unimaginable increase. I can’t even begin to explain what God did. I started sowing seed to my spiritual leaders, sometimes I would just get them wrist-watches, and God started increasing me spiritually. I realized that you can get what you don’t have by giving, there are some things I won’t pray for but there will be a leading in my heart to just give, and then God supplies my need.
You love by giving, God love us that’s why he gave his only son to die on the cross for us. There is no greater love than that. God says we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves. You show love by giving, you don’t only give money. You give love, happiness, joy and much more. Some even feel loved when you encourage them. Love is a giver, love gives through intercession and furthering the cause of the weak. Job set a good example for us, he did not want anyone to be oppressed around him and he cared for those who were in need around him.
Love is not selfish, you cannot have the true love of God and be stingy. When love is in your heart, you will naturally want to help, to bring relief to the person in pain, food to the hungry, water to the thirsty and hope to the hopeless.