Two Coins, she gave her all


Luke 21:1-4 says “ As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.

What lesson can we learn from this women? What matter is the willingness, which is the motive of true generosity no mater how small the amount that can be afforded.

Let me set the scene for you, it was offering time in the church and this women worshiped Jesus just as the rest of the people in the temple. But when it came to giving she only had 2 mites which represents 2 coins. Those two coins was all she had and she gave out of what she had. Turned out she gave more than others had. It had nothing to do with the amount she gave, the reason she gave more than others was because she gave all she had.

I have had people to ask me to pray that God will bless them so that they can bless someone else, and my respond to them is I will pray that you bless people out of what you already have. When we bless others out of what we have God will bless you back. We  must see that when it comes to blessing it’s not about receiving more so you can give more that is not blessing others. Our thinking must change When God sent His Son to us, did God ask us to do something for Him before He sends His Son for us? No! He did not He gave His Son for us.

The question now becomes to each of us are we giving to God out of all we have? Giving to God, all you have is never about possessions or material things, it’s a willing heart and that is what the Father seeks a willing heart.

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7 thoughts on “Two Coins, she gave her all

  1. Excellent word, Desiray. In the last couple years I’ve discovered that the more I give, the more God blesses me–this past year, I was positively blown away by the generosity of God, given through strangers! And it’s not about “giving to get”–I truly feel some kind of endorphin-rush when I give, especially from my kitchen–and usually from folks who cannot “give back”. God bless you richly today–love, sis Caddo

    1. Sis Caddo you are so right when we give to be a blessing to someone else God blesses us but when we only give so we can get something in return God does not bless that because He sees our motives behind our giving. Giving was something my parents always taught us from an early age, and even when I became an adult I thought giving was in the amount I gave but the Lord showed me it has nothing to do with the amount. I hear people say all the time that they will give when they get plenty but you know what people who say that will not give because Jesus want us to give out of what we have, and when we give out of what we have He blesses us more from what we gave from. A person who truly understands giving will always give from what they have they will never wait till they have more because they have learned to model Jesus when it comes to giving. Thanks sis for commenting and sharing your testimony, I pray those who read your comment will give and want to give because they know they are pleasing the Father. AMEN..GOD bless you and may God continue to bless you more in your giving.

  2. Thanks for sharing, Minister Desiray

    We get to decided what we give … we are the only ones who determine whether or not we give Him our all. Others can look and measure what they think we have or can give, but when we do give, He alone will know whether we have given our best.

    I am thankful that regardless of what happens, He never gives me less than His best.

    Blessings
    ann

  3. Hi Desiray,

    This perfectly explains how our God is so generous. He is not trying to take away the little that we have; He is always looking for ways to give us more! And the more we thank him and give to Him, the more he wants to shower gifts upon us, as any good father does for his children. God takes the little that we have, fills it with his presence and makes it more than enough!

    Blessings and love my sweet friend,
    Denise

    1. AMEN sister Denise that is just what He does, He want those little things that hinder us to come from out of us so He can give and do huge things in us so we can be a blessing to others.

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