Vista has decided to call our community service and holiday giving opportunities The 6:38 Project, based on the verses around Luke 6:38 – Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use, it will be measured to you. If you listen to the past weeks message from Vista, you’ll hear a great teaching on Luke 6:38 delivered by Brian Webb through which he creatively articulated a core issue of Luke 6:37-38…our heart. At least one of the points Jesus is attempting to get across with his teaching here is that giving not only exposes the condition of our heart, but that giving in Jesus name will also build your heart into a godly one as well!
So, our application is to give. Give sacrificially… generously… in faith… confident that God’s resources are inexhaustible when used for his glory and the good of others! Give wholeheartedly, knowing that in doing so, you build the very character of Christ in your heart.
You can connect to our webpage and discover the projects, but always remember that one of God’s projects is your heart, being confident of this, that he that began a good work in you will carry it on to completion (Phil 1:6). I’m deeply encouraged by the generous nature of Vista – if you haven’t taken a step of faith to share that with which you have been blessed, let me encourage you to do so – steps of faith almost always bring a wonderful sense of God’s pleasure. Go church, go!