The Joy In Giving Things Away

C.S. Lewis Quote

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.”
–C.S. Lewis
Nothing you have is really yours. God gives you things for you to enjoy and share with others. When you realize your possessions, especially money, are from God you don’t need to fear lack because in Him there is always abundance. When you encounter others in need you can give generously from what you have received by God’s blessing. Ironically, you don’t truly appreciate the value of something until you give it away.

How has giving fulfilled you in ways you never expected?

Faith and Doubt

“Teach us to know that we cannot know, for the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Let faith support us where reason fails, and we shall think because we believe, not in order that we may believe.” –A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

Isn’t it encouraging to know that doubt is not an indicator of weak faith? We can’t chase our dreams or take risks without a great deal of faith, which comes with uncertainty. When we decide to follow Jesus, we start a journey in which God doesn’t disclose all the details to us, so doubt is natural. Instead of feeling ashamed about your doubt, allow it to help you grow a supernatural faith and depend on God even more.

When was a time you stepped out of faith to do something? What were your fears/doubts? Tell us about it at your.stories@aspirepress.com.