I have learned a sound biblical truth over the years: God will only give to you what He will give through you! In other words, we are to be conduits of God’s grace; we are to be “divine distribution centers” for His many blessings.
I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. (Genesis 12:2)
Abraham was blessed to be a blessing. Abraham was chosen to be one of God’s divine distribution centers, and what was true of Abraham is true of every child of God. What we have been given from the hand of God is given to flow through us to bless the lives of all those with whom we come in contact.
So . . . would those around you describe you as a conduit of God’s grace? Funny thing about being one of God’s divine distribution centers: the more that flows through us, the more that flows to us. In God’s economy, the more we pour into the lives of others, the more God pours into our lives.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:38)
When we keep in view all that God has given us in Christ, we find great joy and freedom in being divine distribution centers! The true mark of the society of saints is service to others—all others.
When we realize that the correct answer to Paul’s rhetorical question in 1 Corinthians 4:7—“What do you have that you did not receive?”—is “Nothing,” we shift from being consumers to being contributors. When we understand that the greatest return in giving is the giving itself, we hold nothing back that is in the storage room of our divine distribution centers. Everything will be moved out into circulation for the good of others and the glory of God.
Oh . . . “the good of others” includes you too! God wanted me to tell you that.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!