You don’t have to be a millionaire to give what you’ve got. There is not one of God’s children who cannot afford to give something to help others less fortunate. You may think you can’t afford to give, or you may not be able to give a lot at first, but God blesses everybody that gives. If you’re not rich, that’s all the more reason to give, so God can bless you and help you have more.

God’s finances work the opposite from the world’s. The world says, “When I’ve got my million, then I’ll start giving.” But the Lord says, “Start giving what you’ve got now, and then I’ll give you more.” Man says, “Me first. Self-preservation is the first law of nature.” But God says, “Put Me and Mine first, and I’ll take care of you afterwards.”1 There’s no such thing as a poor giver. Nobody who gives generously—even if it’s only of the little he or she has—can be poor, because God will bless them with more.

God’s way to plenty is to give sacrificially of what you now have. The more you share, the more God will heap on you, and the more you’ll have to share. Love gives itself rich.

1. Matthew 6:33


David Brandt Berg

David Brandt Berg (1919-1994) was the son of well-known American evangelist Virginia Brandt Berg. In 1968, David and his wife and teenage children pioneered a ministry to the counterculture youth of Huntington Beach, California. This ministry grew into an international Christian missionary movement known today as the Family International (TFI). (Articles by David Brandt Berg used in Activated are adapted.)

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