REFUSE TO SETTLE                                                      2 Corinthians 9:6-15

“You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God;”(v11)

Your enemies can’t stop God from blessing you. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies” (Psalm 23:5) God will honour you while your critics look on in amazement. Not everybody is going to celebrate your success. Success breeds contempt. People who hate success are often people who don’t believe they’re going to have any themselves. Keep your spirit free of competitiveness and resentment. The acid test of character is our reaction to another man or woman’s blessing. Before you criticize someone’s level of blessing, examine their seed. How much did they sow in their giving, preparing, serving, and loving? You’re looking at their harvest today, but you don’t know the whole story until you know about the seed they sowed yesterday. Where does seed come from? Paul answers: “(God) supplies seed to the sower” (2 Corinthians 9:10 NIV) Seed comes from God and He only gives it to sowers. So, are you a sower or a hoarder? The answer maybe in your cheque book. If you’re a sower God says He’ll “increase your store of seed.” (2 Corinthians 9:10NIV) When you sow into God’s kingdom He promises,” “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion” (2 Corinthians 9:11) Rich? Yes, rich in relationships, rich in wisdom, rich in health, rich in finances. Why does God prosper us? For one reason, and only one; so that we may become His instrument to bless others. Jim Elliott said, “He is no soul who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose” (TWFYT)

PRAYER LINE:  Dear heavenly Father, forgive me for focusing on my own schemes and dreams, Help me to look to You for guidance in all that I do.

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God wants to do what only He can do in and for us.

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