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“Give… it’s ok… let’s give”

Friday, March 27th, 2009

2 Corinthians 9:7-8 (NLT) – You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”  And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 

Not wanting to share seems to be a popular theme that parents have to deal with these days, especially when their child is in the midst of other children and toys.  In these moments, they have to remind them that there are enough toys for everyone to play with.  But a parent’s desire is that they would learn to share, not just because they were told to but because they wanted to.  For a child who learns to share, part of the “wanting to” is rooted in a deeper understanding that their parents have and will always provide other toys or things to do.

God reminds us in a similar way that He doesn’t want us to give reluctantly or out of being pressured into giving, but that He loves a person who gives cheerfully.  And how can we give cheerfully?  We can do so in the understanding that God is generous and will provide all that we need.  It’s in this reality that we don’t have to be afraid and cling on to what we think is ours, but can give freely.  And his promise is not just for our provision, but that we’ll have plenty to share with others.

Responding to the transmitted message: Take a moment to thank the Lord for all that He has done in your life.  Ask Him for a renewed desire to give cheerfully and a deeper trust that as we do so, He will generously provide all that we need and plenty to share with others.

“I pledge… I vow… I promise…”

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

“He’s got you covered”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

“My Precious”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Greed-Giving

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

“I’ll do anything… but…”

Monday, March 23rd, 2009