Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. – Luke 6:38
This verse is talking about measurements, but some people want the good measure, the pressed down, the shaken together, and the running over all at once – they want it today. They get a revelation of stewardship and sowing and reaping – and they expect to reap a bumper crop from $20 they put in the offering plate on time! Certainly you have to start somewhere, but you have to increase in increments.
God wants you to increase your level of giving as your faith increases to give more. And He desires that you experience levels of victory along the way. He doesn’t want you to give and give for years and be in straits and distress. He wants you to celebrate every victory, every blessing, and every level of increase with thanksgiving, acknowledging Him gratefully and humbly as the giver of every good gift (James 1:17).