Smart Gals (and a Few Guys) on Giving

Thursday, June 13, 2013 Posted by Debbie Legg

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*Mary Kay National Sales Director Rena Tarbet said it this way:  “You know, you can’t out-give God.  You’ve got a little bitty shovel and He’s got a great big shovel.”

I love that mental picture.  We are shoveling out blessings and He is shoveling exponentially more back to us.  God gives EXTRAVAGANTLY.   

*Joyce Meyer: “When you give, you get the blessing.  They just get the stuff.” 

If we give $10, we don’t get $10 back from God.  We get something unique to us and to our situation.  God gives PERSONALLY. 

*Margot, executor of her mother’s will (with a twinkle in her eye):  “I tell you, every other check the woman wrote was to a charity.  I’m writing all of these letters: ‘Dear Little Brothers of the Poor, I am sorry.  The well has run dry.’”

Giving not only affects the recipient, but those around the giver.  God gives a LEGACY.

*The farmer to his son: “I noticed you left your wallet in the tractor so I brought it in.  I also noticed it didn’t have any money in it so I put a twenty in there.” 

Putting money INTO a found wallet?  That sounds like fun.  How many different ways can we come up with to give?  God gives CREATIVELY (and He has a good time doing it). 

*God Himself: "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it." (Malachi 3:10)

I have heard that this is the only place in the entire Bible where God says to TEST HIM.  I vote we try it. 

And we might look into building a barn or two.  

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