Give Big

And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, verily I say unto you,That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living ( Mark 12:43-44).

You must consciously train yourself to give “big”. Contrary to what some folks think, the Lord is very interested in how his children give. As of matter of fact, he was so interested that the bible says that “Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury…”(Mark 12:41). The Lord sat down and observed keenly as the people gave and finally he spoke up when the poor widow gave. If he was interested  in how people gave to God back then, he still is today. With the widow’s example, Jesus was training his disciples to give Big.

Giving “Big” is relative to the blessing of God in your life. In other words, the Lord expects you to give to how he has blessed you. This was what caused the Lord to say the widow gave more than the others – from the little she had, she still gave all. If what you give to God doesn’t mean much to you, it wouldn’t mean much to him either. David said , …”neither will i offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing…”(2 Samuel 24:24) because he understood this principle.

As God promotes and increases you in your endeavors, be smart enough to give to him at the level of each new blessing. To do otherwise would be to short-change yourself. The desire to increase your giving might not come all by itself, so you must practise it. Many disciples sold their lands and properties and brought the money to the apostle’s feet , but only Barnabas was mentioned by name (Acts 4:36) because he gave God his best. You must train yourself along this line by constantly increasing your giving. Before long, your name will show up several times in God’s book or remembrance.