As God’s children we are to be about our Father’s business — the mission of God.
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, KJV).
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.