The Power of Giving


Our giving is a reminder of the blessings God has given us through Jesus Christ. We find in John 3:1 the pure Love of God which should be the foundation of our giving.

The Power of Giving:

By giving you can heal faster emotionally and physically. There’s also a selfish element in giving, when we give we make people happy, then become happier.

  • Giving make you happy
  • Giving promotes social connections.
  • Giving evokes gratitude.

Spiritual Aspect of Giving

This kind of redemption work means helping people with their needs.

It simply means:

  • Befriend the needy and the weak.
  • Alleviating sufferings.
  • Righting the wrongs.
  • Defending the truth.

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Provision of Justice and Help to the poor ushers in God’s Blessings.

Giving Justice, Kindness and Help to the poor and needy are some secret ways of attracting God’s blessings to ourselves; Jer. 22:16. King Josiah, though he had plenty to eat and drink, he gave Justice and help to the poor and needy and everything went well for him: now that is what it means to know God.

Psalm 41:1 declares how Joyful are those who are kind to the poor. For the Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. Divine protection is also one of the benefits of remembering to put smiles to countless number of the poor in our midst.

Bless someone today and be blessed in return! Amen!!!

Do not forget to show kindness and do good to people.

Be generous and ready to contribute to the needs of the less privilege, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God – Heb 13:16. When we share without being forced to do so, we open doors for more blessings.

When we claim to have faith or love God without showing good works to back our claim, we are not different from unbelievers. It is therefore our good works of faith that differentiates us from the world.

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of God is to visit and care for orphans and widows in their afflictions and needs. Then keep oneself undefiled from the world…James 1:27. Amen!!!

A Bountiful Harvest with Ease

A farmer who hopes to have a bountiful harvest will not sow few seeds but many. If you expect to have abundance from the Lord, then you must sow bountifully (2Cor 9:6). You should be ready to give to others and not get weary of doing so (Gal 6:9). When you sow a grain of maize, you certainly will not receive a grain of maize at harvest time but a multiplication of the maize seed.

The works that you do towards others are as seed sown, as such you will be blessed in multiple fold because the Lord honours His Words!!!

Riches and Commendation comes by Helping the Poor

Galatians 6:10, Job 29:11-12, Mark 14:7

Riches and Commendation comes by helping the poor.

WHEN Job was receiving his blessings he recognized that people commended him for his generosity and his kind gesture to the fatherless who had none to assist them.
In addition Job’s business empire grew because he always listen to the cry of the needy and brings succor to them.
It is very good to utilize every opportunity we have to help the needy because we may not know when we attend to an angel of favour. Gal 6:10. Also in Mark 14:7 Jesus made us to understand that the poor will always be with us. It is then our duty to be a blessing to them.
Put a smile on someone’s face today and sow into the life of the less privileged.

May God bless you abundantly as you do so…Amen!!!

The Lord will Restore and Increase us

The Lord will restore and increase us (Matt 25.20, Act 9.36)

The Lord by our acts of charity, good deeds, giving to the poor and needy will show much concern to our restoration and increase. When he knows that his investment in us will trickle down to the needy, he will restore, revive our losses and even commit more to us.
In Acts 9, it was in recognition of what Dorcas did to help people that made the disciples sought for Peter to come and help raise/restore Dorcas to life, in the name of Jesus.
Hence, as we give to charity and continue in it, we will receive help also when we may not be able to help ourselves.
Invest generously today in God’s kingdom and he will keep adding more talents to you. Matt 25.20      Proverbs 19.17

The Thousand Naira Note

Mass was over. The organist struck a chord to signal the introduction of the dismissal hymn- 26. Mark flipped the pages of his hymnal to it.

The choir led “Bless the Lord oh my soul, and never forget His gifts”.

He joined others singing, a part of him trying to recount the Lord’s gifts. Although he had a job, things were hard presently. His mother’s hospital bills for her surgery had made a neat hole in his pocket, so plans of moving out of his parents’ house and into his own apartment were on hold; feeding at home was becoming a problem. However his mother’s operation had been successful so…

“Bless the Lord oh my soul, He fills our life with good”.

Bringing himself back to the present, he saw that people had begun exiting the church. He went to an exit point and joined the crowd slowly making their way out.

Bang bang! “Please help the poor!” He had just come out when he heard the voice. Although there were many of them standing at almost every corner of the church banging small wooden boxes and calling on people to help the poor, that particular voice was familiar. He went towards the direction of the voice to check.

And he saw her. Standing near a tent and pleading at the top of her voice, “please help the poor!”

Mark was amazed!

He had noticed her earlier when the previous mass ended- before he went in for the just concluded mass. Like the others, she had been begging people to “please help the needy amongst us”, but nobody helped; not one person dropped money into her small box. She had gone from person to person smiling cheerfully, pleading with them; no amount was too little, she told them.

Feeling sorry for her and her fellow box-bangers, he thought of how he would have dropped something into their boxes but for lack of change. All he had were two 1,000 naira notes. 1,000 naira note was too large an amount to give. Even as offering in church.

She started to leave as the next mass began. He saw her take money from the bag that hung from her shoulders and slide into her box. A mixture of awe and pity coursed through him. He hurried to join the mass thinking about how discouraged she probably was and certain she would never beg for the poor ever again.

He had never been more wrong. Here she was, banging again! Such persistence. He propped himself against a car, and waited to see what would happen this time.

Then she started walking towards him. He thought of the two 1000 naira notes in his wallet and smiled- none of those notes would leave his wallet, not today.

She approached him smiling. He smiled back. “Please help the poor, no amount is too much…”

His smile faltered. The lady was laughing embarrassedly, “I meant no amount is too small …” She continued talking but Mark had s topped listening.

No amount is too much. He knew this, he knew that no amount he gave could measure up to God’s mercy and goodness, he had experienced an outpouring of God’s blessings- from his new job to his mother’s recovery from her eye surgery- and he was grateful. Things were hard presently, but it would pass. Besides, a lot more people had it worse; at least he had shelter and a steady source of income. He had life. So why did he find it hard to give when God did not hesitate towards him?

Why did he hesitate?

Moving to where she now stood, He slid his folded 1000 naira note through the narrow slit on her box.

Her features brightened “Ha! Thank you very much, thank you sir!” she went on and on.

Mark hurried on, amused by her reaction and moved by the way her face lit up. He felt a curious happiness that made his heart lighter- the joy of giving! He caught himself humming to the dismissal hymn from earlier, a particular verse playing on his mind “Bless the Lord oh my soul, His promises He keeps”.

Things would definitely get better.


You Will Always Have Poor People with You – Matt 26:11

From the above scripture Quote, Jesus brings us to the reality that there will always be poor people among us. He went on to say “but you will not always have me”.
Therefore, as Christians, we must always see Jesus Christ in the poor. That is, we must be ready to show love and care to the poor.
Pope Francis said “in the poor, Jesus knocks on the doors of our heart, thirsting for our love”.