Jesus taught generosity yet many believers today don’t emulate Jesus in this area.  They attempt to minimize their financial outlay to those whom they hire rather than pay a fair or even a generous amount for their work done.

The questions you should ask: would the person want to do business with me in the future?  Was I generous or stingy?  Did I try to exploit the person?  Did I try to get something for nothing?  Did I pay the person in a timely manner or did I force  him or her to wait?

Do we want FATHER to treat us generously or withhold blessing as though HE is a limited GOD?  FATHER has limitless resources and those very resources are available to those who represent HIS nature of generosity.  If you hoard money and “things” then you can’t expect FATHER to act on your behalf.

The following passage expresses FATHER’S Agape Love in multiple facets. In John chapter 6, it is written by The Holy Spirit:

1 After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.

4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.

7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”

8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”

10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples[fn] to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.

Were the people fully satisfied after they ate?  Yes and they had more than enough.  Was the lad who provided the loaves and fishes satisfied with sharing?  It might have been the best day of his financial life and I am sure his family expressed gratitude for the increase.  Jesus was never reluctant to give above people’s expectation.  He never reluctantly healed anyone nor was He reluctant to cast out a demon and set the person free.  What is it worth to heal you of an “incurable” disease?  One woman with an issue of blood spent all she had with doctors but was left in the same condition.  Jesus corrected her condition and returned her back to health.

If we are going to pray for FATHER’S favor in our daily lives, we should express that same favor to those in need.  We need to be known for our generosity and fairness with others.  FATHER once told me “Negotiation is manipulation and manipulation is not of ME.”  Ouch!  I prided myself in being a good negotiator.  I immediately repented and purposed to no longer negotiate in any transaction.  I now ask the price and simply say yes or no based on the leading of The Holy Spirit.

We need to allow The Holy Spirit to guide us in all actions and transactions so that we will reflect the Love of Our Heavenly Father.  Otherwise, men will not be drawn to us as they were Jesus.  Let unconditional Love have preeminence over “conditional” love.  It’s all about the Golden Rule, Love your neighbor as yourself.

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