The Law of Giving and Receiving
God desires to pour out His glory in greater measure than ever before, not just in our hearts, lives and church services, but in our finances as well.
The law of sowing and reaping, for example, is a powerful force. Its principle of giving governs everything in the kingdom of God and is fundamental to godly prosperity. Faith in the Word of God coupled with giving will always produce a harvest of prosperity. Always. Your prosperity depends on how much thought, study and attention you give God’s Word in that area.
Are you willing to give the Bible first place in your heart? When you realize what the Word of God can and will do, you will want to immerse yourself in it. Romans 10:17 says, “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” So how do you put yourself in a position to receive? In order to receive you must be single-minded. And that means first and foremost, you seek God. You do what Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”
First is the key word here! There is nothing before first. First makes everything else fall into place. You can’t receive what you don’t believe! That’s why it’s impossible to please God without faith. His pleasure is to prosper His servants (Psalm 35:27). And He can’t get that prosperity to you if you don’t have faith. Faith and receiving are intimately connected. So when you go after God and make Him your primary pursuit, you’ll begin to receive.
For us to receive His best, we have to put Him first. Once you’re walking in God’s will and living His plan for your life, you’ll find He also has a life of good things for you (1 Timothy 6:17).