The Light Daily Devotional – The way to Give
Focus: The way to Give
WORD FOR TODAY
Giving at any level of life under God must be done willingly, cheerfully and tirelessly. It is only a quality offering or gift that comes from a willing heart and given cheerfully that will be rewarded by God!
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Every giving must be done with a heart of worship and must be seen as a privilege. In giving to God or men, willingness far outweighs the quantity of your seed or giving. This foundation of willingness must be in place for your giving to be acceptable by God.
If your offering is not given willingly, then you can’t be cheerful giving it. And a lack of cheerfulness in giving can turn your blessings into a curse as it was written in (Deut 28:47-48).
Your giving must also be tireless. Paul admonishes us to not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not (Gal 6:9). The preacher also advises on tireless giving: In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good (Eccl 11:6).
+ How do you give?
Prayer: Lord! I receive the grace to give willingly, cheerfully and tirelessly in Jesus name. Amen!
Emphasis: Whatever you give is not acceptable until you give willingly, cheerfully and tirelessly.
Have a Blessed Wednesday!