There are three kinds of givers: the flint, the sponge, and the honeycomb. If you want to get anything out of the flint, you have to hammer it. And you’ll only get chips and sparks. To get water out of the sponge, you have to squeeze it. The more you squeeze, the lore you get. But you have to squeeze a lot. But the honeycomb simple overflows with sweetness.
When a person understands what God has done for them, you don’t have to prime them to give and you don’t have to have collection after collection. They understand that He is a great God. In fact, at offering time, we ought to jumping to our feet and applauding that we are here to give, have something to give, and have been blessed to be have the strength to work that we might be able to give. We ought just to appluad the privilege of giving.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. ” Luke 6:38