2 Corinthians 9: 8 – And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having sufficiency in all things at all times you may abound in every good work.
Paul is speaking to the believers in Corinth about giving for the saints in Jerusalem. Our responsiveness to give and do good works in comes from the overflowing grace that God has freely given us through Jesus. We are to be content with what we have at all times so we can give of our time, skills and resources to those in need. Our giving is not to receive grace or to be coerced into giving but in appreciation for all Christ has given for us.
God does not need my money, my time or whatever I can do for the Kingdom. I am called and have the opportunity to serve and give in response to the abounding love of forgiveness that Jesus gave to save me. Whatever I have was given to me by God and I am just to be a good steward in use the resources to further the Kingdom. My works should flow from the grace God gives me daily.
Thank you for your love and grace in sending Jesus to pay my sin debt and be reconciled to you. Let the power of the Spirit guide me in sufficiency to give freely in response to your love to point others to you.