THE BLESSINGS OF GIVING - Thursday, May 4th
(The Rewards For Giving Are Numerous)
(Community Service Day at Leahi Hospital Thrift Store, April 2017)
TO THE BIBLE: Psalm 37:25-26
“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lends; and his descendants are blessed.”
“I sowed a seed in church last week; why haven’t I received my harvest yet?” George wondered. He was in this particular train of thought all day, until he got the good news that his sister, who had been critically ill for a few months, had miraculously began to recover. He then realised that her recovery was connected to his giving in church!
Sometimes, when people give to God, they want quick financial returns from Him. Yes, when you sow a financial seed, the Lord blesses and multiplies your seed sown, but never get discouraged or wonder if you did the right thing, if the harvest doesn’t come the way you expected it would.
Your blessings on financial giving don’t necessarily have to be in the form of money. There are other blessings that God causes to take place in your life that you may not even know about. If only you knew what your giving to the Lord could do for you! It connects you and everything that concerns you with God’s Spirit and gives you results that aren’t only for today, but for tomorrow and for all time.
So, if you’ve been giving, keep at it. If you haven’t, start today. Each time you have the opportunity to give, be excited; for it means the Spirit of God is doing something in your life that will affect the course of your destiny. “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38).
Proverbs 13:8; Psalm 112:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:10
Dear Father, thank you for giving me the opportunity to give and secure my future in you. As I sow my seeds in faith according to your Word, I expect a bountiful harvest of blessings and miracles both now, and in the days to come in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 1:19-51, 2 Samuel 18-19
1 Corinthians 3:10-23, Psalm 149-150
Plan out your giving to the Lord for the month, and give to Him from a joyful heart.
From: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. “Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo – May 2017 Edition.