Sometimes people misunderstand what we are doing. Sometimes even people in our
own church or fellowship can misunderstand us and say “You are far too
outward focused and you are not meeting my needs.”
It is true that if we are so outward focused that we are not meeting the needs
of those around us, then we are doing something wrong. We are here as the
church in just the same way that Jesus was here on earth. We are here to meet
people’s needs. If you are hurting, broken, bound, needing to be set free or
seeking the infilling of the Holy Spirit, the church is here to minister to you
at the point of your needs.
It is important to understand that as your needs are met, the expectation is
“as freely as you have received, freely give.” When sending His disciples
out in ministry, Jesus said to them, “And as ye go, preach, saying, The
kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the
dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:7-8,
Do you want more from God? Well, when you have received portion one, give that
portion away. Come back for portion two and give that portion away — and then
come back for portion three and follow the same process.
The principle of the mission of God is, “The more you give, the more you
receive.” The more you are blessed, the more you have to give. The more you
give, the more God continues to pour into you so that you can give even more.
As God’s people, we are called to reflect the glory, the power and the love
of God. We are to receive it from Him and give it out to others. As freely as
we have received, we are to give.