I received this email from increase.org, Bob Harrison International Ministries, and wanted to pass on the message to my blog readers.
In the NFL, free agency is bringing big paydays for receivers.
National Football League wide receiver Vincent Jackson just signed a five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for $55 million. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon is joining the Washington Redskins and will be paid $42 million over the next five years.
In the professional football arena, the ones who appear to be making the big money are the receivers. However, in life, that is not the case. Based upon many years of personal observation, I have noticed that people who experienced supernatural breakthroughs and continued blessings were not those who were focused on receiving. Rather, it was those who were focused on giving.
Throughout the Bible this life-principle is revealed. For instance in Proverbs it states…”The liberal person shall be made rich; and he that watereth shall be watered himself.” (11:25) In Galatians, the Apostle Paul wrote about this key to increase stating…”he that soweth bountifully shall also reap bountifully.” (9:6b)
I have seen numerous times where this cause-and-effect relationship has taken place. Sometimes the breakthrough has happened over time. Other times it has happened almost instantaneously.
Such was the case with Reverend Silas Malafaia of Brazil. Years ago, he felt inspired to take his teachings about God’s delivering power on the television airwaves. Needing $100,000 to purchase television equipment, he started a special fund for that purpose.
While at a meeting, he felt God directing him to give all that was in that account ($10,000) to another person’s ministry. He put the check in an envelope, walked up front and placed it in the offering.
Before he got back to his seat, a lady came up to him and said, “God just told me to give your ministry $50,000.” Then a minister handed him a note stating…”I am sending you $40,000.” Within 24 hours, he had his $100,000. Today, Pastor Silas has the biggest television ministry in the country of Brazil.
Years ago, best-selling author and noted speaker Norman Vincent Peale summed up this phenomenon when he stated…
“Giving creates a magnetic force field that attracts money.”