Daily Hope Devotional by Pastor Rick Warren October 20, 2021 – Give What You Get

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Daily Devotional By Rick Warren October 21 2021

Pastor Rick Warren

Daily Hope Devotional October 20 2021 .

Theme: Give What You Get

God, who supplies seed for the sower and bread to eat, will also supply you with all the seed you need and will make it grow and produce a rich harvest from your generosity. He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times, so that many will thank God for your gifts which they receive from us. For this service you perform not only meets the needs of God’s people, but also produces an outpouring of gratitude to God.”

2 Corinthians 9:10-12 (GNT)

What God gives to you, he wants to give through you.God is looking for people he can use. He looks around and asks, “Will you be a cup, or will you be a straw?” If you’re a cup, you just get filled up, and that’s it. But another kind of person says, “God, I’ll be a straw, and you can channel your blessing through me to other people.” That’s the kind of person God wants to bless.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 9:10-11, “God, who supplies seed for the sower and bread to eat, will also supply you with all the seed you need and will make it grow and produce a rich harvest from your generosity. He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times” (GNT).

This promise is built on your willingness to share what he supplies to you. Are you willing to pass on God’s blessing to others?

You may say, “Wait a minute! I’m not rich enough to be generous.” Oh, yes, you are! No matter how much or how little you have, you can be generous with it.

There’s a story in the Bible about a woman who only had two pennies, yet she gave them away. The idea that “I don’t have enough to give” is a myth. You can always give something. The Bible says, “For this service you perform not only meets the needs of God’s people, but also produces an outpouring of gratitude to God” (2 Corinthians 9:12 GNT).

When you’re going through a tough time, you still can say, “God, I don’t have much, but I’m willing to share. I only have a little food, but I’m willing to invite somebody over for dinner.”

When you do this, God promises three things. First, you will grow spiritually. Second, he will use you to meet other people’s needs. And, third, you will bring him glory.

When you give away what you have, God will open the door of blessing in your life in ways you can’t imagine.

Talk It Over

  • What has God blessed you with? Who can you share that blessing with this week?
  • If you don’t think you have much to give right now, what do you think God expects of you?
  • How have you seen God bless you through your giving?

 

Credit: Above is Daily Hope devotional by Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback church as provided in his official website ”pastorrick.com

 

 

About Pastor Rick Warren:

Richard Duane Warren  is an American Baptist evangelical Christian pastor, born on the 28th  January , 1954.

He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention in Lake Forest, California. 

Married to Kay Warren since 1975 and they have 3 children.

Rick Warren’s mentors include  Billy Graham, Peter Drucker, and his own father .

Rick Warren’s net worth is $25 million.