Mark 12:44 - It's what you Keep that counts *
God isn't pleased with how much you give - He's pleased with how much you keep. In this verse we see a widow keeping nothing to live on and the rich keeping a surplus to live on. She kept nothing, they might as well had just kept everything. They gave out of abundance, she gave out of poverty. She did what the widow did for Elijah when she prepared her very last ounce of food and gave it to him to eat. When she did this the heavens broke open and poured out so much abundance on her she would never have lack ever again. She was willing to keep NOTHING. That's the spirit and principle behind this story of the widow. It's not just her willingness to give sacrificially, although that's very important. It was her willingness to literally keep NOTHING for herself. ZERO. ZILCH. NOTHING.
Remember this principle and keep it close - it's not how much you give that counts, it's how much you keep!
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