Swim with the current

Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed, and shaken, and running over will fall into your lap; with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:39

When we pour love, grace, generosity, and justice out into the world we experience abundance. I don’t think what we gain from giving is a reward for doing good. Or karma. Doing something just so we get back seems kind of self-serving and not at all like Jesus. Perhaps, instead, giving is participation in Who God Is. When we become aware of His love and grace, when we choose to swim with the current of the love that caused the Father to send His Son, our spirits will naturally be swept into the experience of His abundance and bounty. When we see ourselves as the source of what we give it’s easy to become stingy and worry about running out. When we are in Christ and He in us, we are part of an infinite flow of resources coming from Him.

Lord, if Your love is an ocean, I want to go where the current takes me.