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Last nights sermon was about giving, and I wanted to share some of the things I’ve written down and thought about. Prominent Bible references are Ecclesiastes 11:1-8, Proverbs 19:17, and Galatians 9:6-7.

Giving has to do with more than money and resources. Give your time, give your love, give yourself.

Giving should be generous. Just toss it all out there! One day it will come back around.

Being known as a generous person tends to cause people to be more generous to you.

Giving isn’t really giving unless you’re handing out something that’s your own. It has to be personal. Giving away someone else’s resources is easy.

When God blesses us, we are supposed to bless others as well. We should have a steady flow of receiving and giving in our lives.

We are not made as cisterns to hoard, but as channels to give.

The hand of God is ever upon us to place us in positions to serve and to give.

If there is no sowing, there is no reaping. Unless you plant, you won’t harvest. If you plant sparingly, your harvest will reflect it.

Sometimes we reap without sowing, and sometimes we sow without reaping. Don’t worry about it. Commit it to God. He knows what each thing will do and how it will go.

Give while you can. You never know when you won’t be able to.