Motivational Gift of Giving

Romans 12: 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

The gift of giving  is a strong drive to give finances or possessions or services to further the gospel. Givers often have an ability to gather finances for the purposes of the gospel. Teens or those in school may have the motivation of giving but not have the full expression of it until they have careers or regular financial income. The giver sometimes gets supernatural provision for the giving. They may be radical or extravagant in their giving as they are lead by the Holy Spirit.

I have known people who have given their homes to finance the gospel. Some people give cars or services. Some take a second job so they can give more to the gospel. The giver knows he or she is doing God’s will by financing the gospel. Christians are the only ones who will give to the furtherance of the gospel. Jesus commanded us to preach Christ to all people groups all over the earth.

Mark 16:

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved. But he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 These signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

There are some who give their lives as missionaries; there are some who do short term missions. There are also Givers who help to send others who preach Christ to effectively do it. Rarely are there multimillion dollar missionaries who can finance themselves. Truly there is much to bring to all types of people groups. The gospel being preached is important. Those who respond should receive Bibles. We should build churches for them to gather in. Some need education and training to get them out of a life of poverty. Some require other types of practical things that cost money.

Missionaries see the reality of the people’s everyday life and those who want to make a difference provide more than evangelism. Evangelism is necessary and important. But Jesus cares for the individuals as well as the crowds. If the Church of Jesus Christ in North America would give financially faithfully to the gospel – more people could be saved, healed, trained, educated and discipled so they can improve their society.

The giver’s Drive for the gospel is so strong, it is one of the first things he or she thinks of when meeting a new person ” What can I give?” It is God’s way of providing for things, materials, buildings etc for the work of missions.

Givers might also be very generous within the local church and within their sphere of influence. The giver is blessed with the finances or the faith for God to release the finances so that there is always more than enough and extra to sow into someone’s life. Pray that God may entrust to you things of the earth so that you might give to the gospel. Be faithful to give cheerfully in simplicity that Christ might be glorified. Even if all of us only gave the cost of a meal, we could impact nations. Givers pray that God will give them finances, resources, buildings, transportation, land, resources of all types so they can reach people with the Gospel. God uses them because He knows they will give to the Gospel.



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