Joyce Meyer informs us that when you do that, you're developing the fruit of the spirit that is in you. Faithfulness is in the character of God. God is faithful. It's always the people who do the extra that God promotes when he's looking around for somebody to promote.
Go to Matthew 25, please. Stretch yourself! Do just a little bit more. That's what they tell me when I'm at the gym. They'll tell me how many reps I have to do. Okay, he'll say, eight reps. Joyce Meyer Ministries states by the I'll get there and just as I come down on that last one, he'll say, "come on, give me one more. You have one more in you." Then I'll do that and he'll say, "I think you still have one more." Those are the hardest! Those are the hardest but those are the ones that really make the difference. Those are the ones that really build the muscle. Well, if you want to develop faithfulness, then that means you're going to have to go the extra mile and not just do what you absolutely have to do. Are you with me? Yes.: But you're gonna go the extra mile, you're gonna do the extra, the extra, the extra. Joyce Meyer says that we have a God who goes exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond, and we sure are excited about it. Everybody loves Ephesians 3:20. I can quote Ephesians 3:20 anyplace and people roar. "For God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond all that you could ever dare to hope, ask, or think." Yay! And we love to hear how God is the God of more than enough. We like that. Oh, yeah, more than enough! Well, you know what? He's in us and the Holy Spirit's working with us to form Christ in us to develop the character of God in us, so if he's a God who does exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond, then we should be people who do exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond. Joyce Meyer Ministries states that you don't do a good job; you do an excellent job. I remember one time I was actually in a Christian book store buying some books. As I was checking out, they had a little thing there where they were collecting money for hungry people or whatever.
This was a long time ago when I was wrestling with God all the time about giving. I mean, Joyce Meyer was willing to tithe but now he was into that offering thing.