“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38
Have you taken the time to think about what you’re giving to the world? In other words, how are you using your talents, your gifts, and the provision God has given you?
The Bible tells us that where our treasure is, there too is our heart. This just means that the state of our heart is reflected through the things we prioritize. For example, a prideful heart finds treasure in selfish ambition; whereas a compassionate heart finds treasure in serving others.
As we find ourselves in the middle of summer, it’s a good time to take a “heart check,” and we can do this by looking at the fruit in our lives.
What do you feel like your life is producing right now? What is your life giving to those around you? Is it peace, kindness, patience, joy and encouragement? Or Is it worry, doubt, anxiety, and criticism?
The fruit of our lives is an accurate gauge to use in determining what we are giving—what we are contributing. You may be in a season of your life where you don’t see the fruit yet. Hold on to God’s promise that “with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” No seed sown will return void…so start planting today!