Luke 6.38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
This world system is governed by covetousness and greed. The philosophy of living in the kingdom of God is to give away and love. As Christians, our giving, then, is no longer a debt that we owe, but a seed that we sow! Just like a farmer who sows seed in the ground can expect a harvest. So too, we are taught to sow the seed of generosity and giving.
This is far more than a financial principle, beloved. It is a key to life within the church. This may sting a bit beloved, but please bear with me. Many people want something for nothing when it comes to the things of God. They always expect God to send them something when they have not invested in the kingdom of God. They want friends, but they are not friendly. They want grace, but they are not gracious. They want help, but they never offer any help. They want changes, but they are unwilling to be a part of the change. The result? Frustration. Why? Because they have not sown the seed of friendliness, grace, help or change that they expect from others. The problem lies within, not without.
Beloved, if you are not investing your time, talent, commitment into the lives of others, why do you expect anything in return? How can you get something when you have not planted any seed? God is not mocked, whatsoever a man soweth that shall he reap. You can have a watermelon seed in you hand, but if your fist is closed, that seed is all that you will be left with. The late president John F. Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
If you want the most out of your Christian life or home church, here is the key. Be the person that you want others to be. Be the answer for the supply that is lacking. Be the friend that you want to have. Sow the seed of giving, serving and living for the glory of God, and you will be full! Remember the words of Jesus, it is more blessed to give, than to receive. Refuse to be a Christian consumer, be a conduit and sower of grace and unselfishness and service in the lives of others.