Grace That Overflows
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.
Paul spoke this verse in the context of giving. He noted that God loves a cheerful giver and warned that you will reap what you sow. If you give generously, you will receive generously; if you give sparingly, you will reap sparingly. We know that as “the law of sowing and reaping.”
God loves a generous heart because a heart that gives depends upon Him. He makes sure every grace overflows to the generous because He knows they will, in turn, pour that same grace out to others. He doesn’t ask you to give out of your need; He asks you to give out of your abundance. He makes sure you have everything you need so you may excel in the good work to which He has called you. The generous heart is a heart He can use to reach others with His love.
Consider the places where God wants you to be generous today. Giving does not always involve money. You may need to give your time or a listening ear to someone, or you may need to grant forgiveness. Not every need can be met financially. We must learn to give to the needs of others, even if we think they don’t deserve it. We don’t deserve God’s grace, either, but He promises to make it overflow in us if we will simply give it to someone else. God is not trying to take anything away from you; He is trying to give you more. Find a way to be generous today, and find yourself blessed in the process.
Have a blessed day!