They Know Who They Are

April 19, 2024
Sowing and Reaping

Hey Y’all,

Welcome to part 1 of “3 Characteristics of a Giver”. Every godly person is called to be a reflection of the Father and one of the biggest issues I’ve seen amongst a lot of people growing up was this whole topic of giving. The world has taught us to lie about our money and be stingy with it. The question is are you acting like the world does towards money or how the Word says you’re supposed to act. This week we will dive into the first characteristic of a giver. 

Our whole foundation will be set through Psalm 37 in the NLT!

You Are Not A Beggar

Ps. 37:24 says this, “I’ve never seen the godly forsaken or their seed begging for bread.” 

This shows me that the godly person is not a beggar. In fact they’re set for life and their children too. Deuteronomy 15:6 NKJV says “For the Lord your God will bless you just as He promised you; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.” Beggars have to borrow. They’re the ones asking for extensions on when to pay a bill, asking their friends to spot them everywhere, and always making an excuse as to why they don’t have.

Don’t Self-Condemn

The Word says there’s no condemnation for those who are in Christ. That is incredibly important because if you are condemning yourself for things you’ve already repented for you are pretty much saying the blood of Jesus wasn’t enough and you’re keeping yourself from approaching the Lord even.

My dad and I have always been close since I was born. I always say he was my first best friend. When I was growing up and I knew I was doing good at school, my piano lessons, dance, and anything my parents invested in and valued, I was 10 times more likely to ask my dad if I could do something–whether it was hanging out with my friends or a new game. If I however knew I did something wrong and felt ashamed the idea of asking my dad for something wasn’t even a forethought. 

When you condemn yourself you won’t want to approach the throne of grace boldly to make your requests known but the godly live right and know they can go to the Lord for anything!

You Are Righteous and Have Been Given Access

II Corinthians 5:21 says “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”

Every great giver has a revelation of who they are in Christ. You have to know that you’ve been blood-bought and made righteous. When you know those things about yourself you have no fear in going to the Lord and asking for what you need. You won’t even have an issue putting a demand on the anointing to see what you’re asking for come to pass because you are confident in who you are and what the Lord has done in, through, and for you. We’ve been made righteous through the blood of Jesus and that is one of the coolest things. We’ve been grafted into the family of God. Which means our Father owns all the silver and all the gold. He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above everything we could imagine (Ephesians 3:20). 

I know I’m my dad’s daughter so I know that I have access to my dad and can ask him. But how much greater is it when I go to my Heavenly Father who is the King of everything! You have been given access to what my pastor calls the rich treasury of Heaven and it’s true. If the Lord makes sure the birds are fed and the flowers bloom, why wouldn’t He take care of you?

Do You Know Who You Are?

Ask yourself today if you believe these things about yourself and if not get yourself straightened out with the Lord. You are the righteousness of God! Givers give from a place of love and a confidence in knowing who they are and who they are giving to. They give from a place of overflow and they know that their seed produces because the Word is alive and active!

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