Whenever I teach about the Grace of Giving, I don’t usually let people know what the sermon topic is about. I know people have an aversion to it.
Through the years, I have noticed that as soon as I mention that the sermon topic is going to about giving, people either choose to stay home, or at least leave their wallet at home. Most people have an aversion to this subject, unless it is about how to get more of it. But if they feel this aversion, it is all the proof they need, to know that they need to hear this teaching. It would help them see what the devil has been up too, trying to shut down the grace of God at work in their life. They would come to see how God wants to flow everything He has through them, if He can only get the cork out of their lives.
But this teaching is not about how to get more money out of people, but how to get more grace flowing. it is about how God works in our lives to pray, prophecy, preach, and extend His grace more fluently through us, wherever we go. Money is just a way to illustrate how grace flows in and out of the plumbing in our lives. The pipe we have in our hearts to give money is the same one He uses to do ministry or missions. It has helped me to know which invitations to accept or what countries to go to. It has helped me know who to mentor or disciple. It was what went off in Peter’s heart when he said to the crippled man at the Gate Beautiful, “Silver and gold have I none but as such I have, give I thee…” The young apostle had the grace the man needed and it flowed through him with the healing power of God.
What I present in this book is something Jesus began to teach me early in my walk with Him. I only wish I knew then what I have come to know. I would have enjoyed the journey more. This little book contains a lifetime of learning about how to be led. The truth is, few subjects has blessed my life as much as this one. This is one sweet revelation.