For many, their fists remain closed, and their hearts remain selfish by continually taking rather than giving. You receive favor when you give. Giving is demonstrating God’s character. We live in a culture where so many take rather than give. There is no return on taking. You rob yourself of blessings when you consistently receive from God and offer Him nothing in return. Many take from others that have more than them as if they are owed that. Your mentality and perception must change.
Take a moment to reflect on all the times God has blessed you. We can’t possibly number them. Now think about the times we promised God something in return. Was it time or service? Did you make a promise to the Lord? Did you keep it? God keeps His promises. Our great God has been better than good to us; nevertheless, at times we forget. The Lord has indeed kept us.