“Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.” Luke 6:38 ERV
I love this version because it simplifies an incredibly large attribute of God, His giving nature. Did you know that about your Father? He is such a giver! Think about this for a moment with me and I think you might just get a little bit excited.
- He Gives Love
- He Gives Life
- He Gives Peace
- He Gives Protection
- He Gives Provision
- He Gives Answers
There are so many, many more but suffice it to say that God is a giver. Not in the way we would give, but in the way you’d try to fit the last bit of flour in the bin. Shake it down, bang it on the counter, pour in some more, bang it on the counter again and continue to repeat until it overflows onto the surface or the countertop.
Let me say this; God doesn’t just give love, He is Love. He doesn’t just give life, He is life. He doesn’t just give peace, He is peace. He doesn’t just give protection, He is protection. He doesn’t just give provision, He is provision. He doesn’t just give answers, He is the answer.
When you received Jesus, you received everything you would ever need inside of you. He gave you ALL of the above and more. You’re so full you overflow onto others. If you would seek Him with all your heart, you will find Him. He’s not hiding, He’s in you ready to be exposed to the world through you. It’s been His plan all along.
The world is looking for answers you have inside of you. Open your mouth and give them what they’re looking for. The God in you wants to access your hands, your feet, your mouth and abilities. Surrender and choose to be a giver like your Father.