There are three types of givers: the flint, the sponge and the honeycomb.
 
There are three types of givers: the flint, the sponge and the honeycomb.
 
To get anything out of the flint, you have to hammer it. Then you mostly get chips and sparks.
 
To get water out of the sponge, you have to squeeze it. The more you squeeze, the more you get.
 
But the honeycomb is different. It simply overflows with sweetness.
 
When a person truly understands what God has done for them, you don’t have to pressure them to give, and you don’t need to take ten collections. They understand that He is a great God who is the source of all their security. So, when it comes time to give, they are ready to jump to their feet and applaud because they are thankful that they have the opportunity to give, and they are grateful that they have something to offer.
 
What is your approach to giving?
 
What is your approach to giving? Do you need someone to hammer you with guilt or squeeze something out of you? Or are you thankful for the privilege of giving—of using some of your money to invest in God’s work and God’s kingdom? It is especially when your finances are challenging that you get to experience the sweetness of partnering with what God is doing in the work through your giving, as well as the sweet satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of others. Here’s a recent testimony that greatly blessed me:
 
“Thank you for helping my brother, who is in prison. My brother Hugo just finished taking your Kingdom Man discipleship course, and he is very excited. For over twenty years we have been praying that he would turn his life over to Jesus, and finally he has done so. Many other prisoners are also taking your courses and are getting baptized. You are doing marvelous work! May God bless your ministry.” 
 
So, as you give, I’d like to ask you to remember your friends at The Urban Alternative and what we are doing to promote God’s kingdom agenda. We are in this work together!
 
Check out more from Dr. Tony Evans @tonyevans.org

About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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