“If you give and then try to stop the receiving that comes back in, you’re like King Canute watching the tide roll out commanding it not to come back in” (The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann, p. 107)

One of the most important principles of giving every ministry leader must embrace is: All giving starts with receiving!

King David reiterated this principle first hand as he watched in amazement how the people responded to the need of building the temple.  I Chronicles 29:14, he prayed, “But who am I and who are my people that we could give anything to you? Everything we has come from you and we give only what you have already given us!”

We start with nothing…. God blesses us with something…He challenges us to return back a portion of what He has blessed us with and then, as we accept that challenge…. He blesses us with more!

It’s the virtuous cycle!  Principle goes like this: receive, give, receive more, give more

If you will boldly live this way, then don’t be surprised when God’s people step by giving towards your vision above and beyond anything you could imagine!!