Administering the Gift

In the second writing to the church @ Corinth; the Apostle Paul, talks directly to the saints ! The chosen leaders of the church itself , not the body as a whole in the ninth chapter of this epistle! A few scriptures stand out the most in this letter that really describe some areas we all could definitely use some growing room in!

First of all in verse 2: ” “For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.”

Notice the use of the phrase ..”your zeal hath provoked very many.” Ask yourself : is what I’m doing building a fire in many ? Am I stirring up the people in my circle to crave more of God and do better? It’s important that we live a more example rich environment! We must encourage others to be the best ; the best that God has called them to be ! To live each and everyday to the fullness! Salvation is the beginning of our walk with God , not the end !

Secondly in verses 6-7:” “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

God knows our hearts ! In fact many times in the Bible it’s mentioned … in both New and Old Testament writings the importance of our hearts! Just doing stuff as random acts of charity isn’t good enough! If done with the wrong heart or vain conduct is a slap in the face of God ! Especially if we are talking about our faith, our worship, our giving , our time , or anything else that we do in reverence of God ! And don’t get me started on communion !! It must be done with a pure heart or we are destined to be reprimanded!!

For when it’s done correctly we find the third example of why it’s important in verses 10-11! “Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.”

‭God himself will give us more ; more seed of whatever we are sowing ! No matter what it is . All He has ever wanted is to grow us as we help build and grow him! At no time does He ever wish that we lack in anything we need or seek! What father would! Do we not want better for our kids than we had? It’s the heartbeat of every parent!

So the place we must start is in our own hearts ! When we change , our views, opinions , outlooks, and life begin to change opening the door for many opportunities to come into our lives! And just as my father in the Lord Glenn Smith always told me …. if God can get it threw you, he will get it to you! We are simply the conduit in which his ministry thrives and continues to flourish! It is called the living word of God for a reason! It lives every day in us ! As we keep the gifts alive; giving them to friends , family, neighbors , & strangers through daily encounters! Pray for Devine Connections & Appointments ! You all are destined for higher levels of Gods purposes & callings! He never calls the equipped, he equips the called! Each and everyone of us who are his disciples and saints are the called!!


TJ Thomas

Quint T Outdoors



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