Put God first!

 Money  Comments Off on Put God first!
Jan 202018
 

We meet people and get mails all the time from organizations asking for donations.
And we just get confused.

We want to help.
But how do we decide where we ought to give?

We can’t support everything.
And we know our little bit doesn’t make much difference anyway.

Do you remember the widow in the Bible who only had two very small coins to give to God’s work?
In the eyes of most people her gift was useless.

But Jesus commended her to His disciples:
“This poor widow has put in more than all the others” (Luke 21:3).

Why did Jesus say this?
One reason was because in God’s eyes it wasn’t the size of her gift that mattered-
– but her attitude of sacrifice and love for God.

In addition-
Jesus knew that God could take even the smallest gift and use it for His glory.
And the same is true for us.

If Christ is first in our lives, our desire will be to support His work in every way we possibly can.
Is this your goal?

Ask God to guide you in your giving!

You can’t support every cause that comes your way-
– nor should you try.

But you can seek God’s will for your giving-
– asking Him to direct you to give to those that need it most.
Because-
-it is not your money,
– but God’s money you are giving Him back.

Pray too for those organizations-
– that God will help them use their resources wisely and carefully.

Above all, seek to follow the Bible’s teaching in your giving:
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

May this be true for you!
And it will be, as you put God first in your life!

(PA)

Do not let this happen to you!

 Communion with God  Comments Off on Do not let this happen to you!
Jan 192018
 
Do not let this happen to you!

“…they were unaware of it” (Luke 2:43). Jesus was 12 years old. Mary and Joseph travelled to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. They were evidently very distracted by the excitement and business of the Feast. In fact, Mary and Joseph began their return trip to Nazareth only to realize well into the trip […]

Switching off Jesus?

 Getting Right with God  Comments Off on Switching off Jesus?
Jan 182018
 
Switching off Jesus?

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…” (Isaiah 9:2, 6). The Sunday school children were making their annual presentation of the […]

Many people miss this!

 God's love, Obedience  Comments Off on Many people miss this!
Jan 172018
 
Many people miss this!

“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love” (John 15:10). Parents! What is the greatest proof of your children’s love for you? Is it when they say they love you? That’s great. But it’s not proof. Really, it’s when […]

Can we hear from God?

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Jan 162018
 
Can we hear from God?

How can we recognize the voice of God? Can we hear from God? This question has been asked by countless people throughout the ages. Samuel heard the voice of God, but did not recognize it until he was instructed by Eli (1 Samuel 3:1-10). Gideon had a physical revelation from God, and he still doubted […]