Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Luke 6:38
As I sat in the booth enjoying the last of my breakfast, the waitress stopped by with what looked like a fresh pot of coffee in her hand. “Top it off?” she asked. Never being one to turn down a refill, I pushed my cup to the edge of the table and watched as the hot liquid poured into the cup.
“You don’t need to leave room, I drink it black.” So she filled it all the way to the top, so far that to the unpracticed, unsteady hand, it would of spilled all over when it was lifted to drink from.
I laughed and told her, “No worries! I’m a pro at drinking from full cups. Thank you!”
The fullness of that cup reminded me of the verse in Luke 6:38. As you empty your cup, it simply makes room for more, and more, and more. It would make no sense to try to refill an already full cup.
Soon the Holy Spirit began to speak to me. “I cannot bless what is full. If you hoard what you have, there is no opportunity to refill it. Emptying out what is in your hands builds trust in knowing I will do it again and again. My supply is limitless.”
There’s a reason God asks us to give, to make room for more of his blessings. Even a little becomes much when God is in it. Every time you give an offering, you make room for more. Every time you help someone, you make room for more. Giving out causes more to come in. Investing in the Kingdom is NEVER a bad investment.