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“It’s now time to receive the offering today…”
The room is full of silence as people try to act like they didn’t hear the pastor say it’s time to give your money away.
I think that our perspective of church can be a bit skewed from time to time. The church is always trying to get something from me, money, time, resources, family…and the list goes on. What if instead of viewing the church as trying to take from us, we saw it as an opportunity for US to give.
Here’s the deal, the Bible says, Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in ALL your work and in EVERYTHING you put your hand to.” Deuteronomy 15:10. If God spoke something, it is truth because God is truth.
So I have to understand that when God makes a statement, it’s also a promise because it’s truth. Just like the law of gravity is non-negotiable, the Word of God holds to the same concept. Thus I am presented with the reality that when I do what God says, He will in turn do what He says.
If I give generously = He will bless all my work, and everything my hand touches.
But don’t just give money. Give your time, energy, creativity, resources, friendship, books, talent/skill, inspiration, and talents. A question you can always ask would be, “What can I do to help?”
Instead of being defensive let’s be offensive in our giving and service. Let us be a people that gives so generously there is no longer a need to ask, it’s just a normality.
Thoughts? Please share below in the comments section.