2-Minute Multiplier: Rationing
My near-empty propane tank finally received propane last Friday. 11 days after it was originally scheduled.
Our ticket ended up on the bottom of the delivery pile since we weren’t totally empty like many in our region. They needed it sooner than we did.
When the truck left I checked the gauge. It only registered half-full. Seems they’re rationing the propane to ensure everyone gets some.
Scarcity does that to us. When faced with a shortage we short-share.
We reign in. Penny-pinch. Conserve. Water down. Dial back.
Lower the thermostat. Enter the coupon code. Close the hands sooner so there’s some leftover for us.
Such behavior reflects wise stewardship. To a point.
God gives us commodities that never run out. Especially when shared with others.
His forgiveness is limitless.
His presence has no time-limit.
His generosity exceeds our imagination.
When we give His forgiveness…
When we love unconditionally like Him…
When we generously share the dollars and goods He’s showered upon us…
Our giving God promises to keep our tanks full. To always provide us enough.
“…Whoever sows generously will also reap generously…You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion…” (2 Corinthians 9.6,11)
Our broken world has enough fear and scarcity already. Be different.
Be a tank full of courageous generosity. Every day.