Key To It All

by | Jan 15, 2018

Key To It All

The Key to it all. The third skill you need to be equipped with is giving. Giving is the ability to sacrifice what we have for the benefit of others. It takes a piece of us and leaves it with someone else. This is one of the most life-changing steps we can take. Learning to give transforms our heart in ways that nothing else can. Do you want a fresh start that has long-lasting impact? Learning how to give is the key to it all.

Matt 6:1-4

Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,  so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Led by the Lord

The key to a satisfying daily walk is to learn how to give correctly. Jesus lays it out very clearly in Matthew by showing us real unconditional giving. Our giving should never be done for other people to see. Our giving should be entirely led by the Lord and focused on those we are serving. It should become so natural that it becomes an automatic reaction from our heart. That is what will be rewarded when we stand before God.

Avoid the Attention

Give in such a way that your left-hand does not know what your right hand is doing. We live in an age where appreciation and attention are demanded. The simplest act of helping someone is posted on social media and everyone cheers. Jesus goes countercultural on that by saying that we should avoid any attention when it comes to giving of ourselves. Jesus should get the glory, and the focus should be on those being served.

Lasting Change

The key to lasting change happens in our life when we deny our self, take up our cross, and follow Christ. Jesus came down from heaven and took the role of a servant. He washed his disciple’s feet, the lowest form of work at that time. Jesus was exalted before his father because he gave everything he had for us. When we implement the principle of giving into our daily walk we will see our lives change in ways could never imagine. We discover the key to it all.