As Christians our goal is to follow the example of Jesus when he declared to His Father:
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”Luke 22:42
Jesus was able to give from the overflow of what he received. We too need to learn to balance the tension of giving to the world that asks so much with receiving from God who gives all that we need.
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord