First understanding of having a heart to give before we receive.
Give and it shall be given unto you good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38
What is this verse saying to us, if you extend your hand and heart to God and others the Lord will fill your cup until it overflows and also will people as your give out whether large or small the same will be measured back to you. In the bible days when they wore robes the "bosom" was a fold of the robe pulled out above the girdle to form a pocket indicating that your pockets will be pressed down filled to overflowing.
Often when sowing people give with a heavy heart or begrudging spirit because they feel that they are forced to give, wrong motive if the Lord has placed upon your heart to give in whatever capacity but especially financially do it unto Him as a form of worship, honouring him and him alone. Financial giving is an act of worship from the heart to say thank you to the Lord before the breakthrough and after the breakthrough.
God supplied in Phil 4 :11-19 because the people honoured Paul and gave sacrificially to meet the needs of others. That is why Paul could not but break forth and declare now unto our God and father be glory forever and ever Amen.
Putting God first causes us to burst with new wine, this is the season of fresh new wine the old has passed and the new is here please do not miss out. The bible tells us not to put new wine into old wineskins for the wineskins will break and spill all is ruined, but to put new wine into new wineskins and both are then preserved. Preserve means to: protect, last, keep alive, safe from injury and harm or destruction well that speaks for it self.
The Lord has shown how he provides miraculously when we put him first:
Manna for 40 years in the dessert, shoes and clothes grew with them Ex 16:35
Ask the Lord for the west winds of replenishment to flow, the north winds of abundance to flow, the south winds of restoration to flow and east winds of the supernatural to flow in, over, through and upon your life as you put him first place and see the miraculous begin to floodgate your entire life. Start the praising from now He is not a man that he should lie. Give and it will come back to you pressed down shaken together and running over. Bless you all.
Pastor Lola Gordon