Some people believe in a Prosperity Gospel: give and it shall be given unto you. Some people believe in a Poverty Gospel: money is the root of all evil. Pastor Craig G. proposes an Abundance Gospel. A prosperity gospel indicates we are giving in order to get. A poverty gospel indicates we don’t have enough to give. An abundance gospel indicates we give out of the abundance of our hearts.
All of these requests from God are a form of worshiping Him. They say “I love You!” to our Creator. They say “I love you!” to our fellow believers. We have to ask ourselves, “Does my giving say ‘I love You,’ to my Lord?”