“…so He said, “truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all, for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had…” Luke 21:3-4 (NKJV)

In our opening text, the Bible gives us the story of how people were giving to God, and both the rich and the poor came out to give their offerings to the Lord. The rich gave out of their abundance but then there was this poor widow who came and gave God her all. As a matter of fact, the Bible recorded that “…she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had…”Luke 21:4 (NKJV). When they were done, our Lord Jesus Christ said this lady in question was the one who gave the most. Why? You might ask? Well, it is simple! The reason is that all she had to survive in the days to come was all she had to give to God. She was lavish in her giving and if she was rich like the rich folks, she could have given everything to God. It was because of her lavish giving, that was what prompted our Lord Jesus Christ to say that she gave the most.

From, this we see that God is very interested in what we give to Him. He is not interested because He wants anything from you, He is interested because He wants to see your dealings with Him. He wants to see if you will be generous towards Him; He wants to see if you trust Him enough to give Him your last; He wants to see if you deem Him worthy to receive your best. So, the question, I have for you today is, are you lavish towards God? Can you give God a large offering? Can you give to God your last? Can you give to God what it has taken you years to save up? All these are questions you should ask yourself from time to time because they will help you to adopt the right mindset and attitude toward giving to God. Refuse to be selfish towards God and be willing at all times to give to God, no matter how much it may cost you. When you begin to give to God lavishly, you will be amazed at how God will honor every seed and offerings that you give to Him. It is for this reason, Paul the Apostle said, “…God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work…”2 Corinthians 9:7-8 (NKJV)


When you are lavish towards God, He honors you in ways you never imagined!


Father, I am grateful for these inspiring words. I choose this day to be lavish towards you and by the power of the Holy Ghost, I am swimming in abundance as I do this in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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