Giving out of poverty

What is it like to give everything you have left? Have I ever truly done that?

I’ve been asking myself this question for a few days. And not really about money but about my time and energy because that is the “currency” that I really value and when it’s running low I conserve instead of give.

This question started out with watching a video a friend posted on Facebook: All I Can Say by David Crowder Band. Something about these three lines have stuck with me: “And this is all that I can say right now / And this is all I have to give / that’s my everything.”

That triggered thoughts of the parable of the Widow’s Mite. This woman was commended by Jesus in Mark 21:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4 for giving the last cents that she owned while those around her gave out of their surplus.

In my opinion, giving out of surplus feels way better (and by better what I really mean is comfortable) than giving out of poverty. I know that God has called me to live sacrificially instead of comfortably. But gosh it’s hard.


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