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Lead Pastor John Hampton’s teaching series for the month of November is about handling money, and is called, “Live To Give.” Giving is central to the nature of God, the mission of Jesus, and in shaping the heart of Jesus’ followers. This series is not about having the right insurance, as much as the right assurance; not about securities, but about security; not about trusts, but about trust; not about growing your principal, but about understanding and applying God’s principles.
Pastor John has also written this accompanying 30-Day Live To Give Daily Devotional Guide to supplement the weekend messages.
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- Live to Give Devotionals
- Live to Give – Oct 31
- Live to Give – Nov 1
- Live to Give – Nov 2
- Live to Give – Nov 3
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- Live to Give – Nov 5
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- Live to Give – Nov 21
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- Live to Give – Nov 23
- Live to Give – Nov 24
- Live to Give – Nov 25
- Live to Give – Nov 26 Am I more secure with God involved in my finances?
- Live to Give – Nov 27
- Live to Give – Nov 28
- Live to Give – Nov 29
Thursday-November 26 | Daily Devotional 27
“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” James Allen
Be still and silent before the Lord for 1 minute.
And He [Jesus] was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know. The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
Andy Stanley writes, “What rational farmer would say, ‘I’m afraid to sow my seed because then I won’t have the seed anymore? What will happen if I need this seed?’ Any farmer knows that if he wants a crop, he’s got to sow his seed. It doesn’t benefit him to stuff his pockets full of seed. Neither does it do any good to pray, ‘Oh God, please give me a crop. I’m afraid to sow any seed, but I’m trusting you to give a harvest.'”
Today’s Scripture reading is powerful news for anyone who’s afraid to give because of financial insecurity. It suggests that the wisest move we could make financially is to begin sowing our financial seed into Kingdom endeavors. When we do, God gets involved in our finances. And that’s the most financially secure place we could be. Paul tells us that anyone who is willing to sow handfuls of seed can expect an appropriate crop in return. It’s a principle: When we give to God, it enables God to return to us more than we’ve given, to entrust more to us in this life. Which, in turn, enables us to give more. And round and round it goes.
Let me put a question on the table that goes straight to the heart of a lot of our financial fears. If God was involved in your finances, would you feel more secure or less secure?
How you answer that will determine whether you will sow sparingly or generously.
Read that question above again. How would answer that? What are you going to do about it?
Father, You are the Lord of the harvest. Over and over again in the Scriptures, You inspired writers to talk about the law of sowing and reaping. It only makes sense that it would apply to my financial giving as well. Help me to apply this natural principle for super-natural purposes. I gladly release my seed into Your Kingdom knowing that You will grow whatever I sow. Through Jesus I pray, Amen.