An offering is that which is freely given by Christians to the work of the Lord, the local church, or ministries and missions. But offerings are far more than simply the check we write on Sunday. We are to offer much more to God than our monetary resources. Romans 12:1 exhorts us to offer our bodies “as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God” as part of our worship.
Romans 6:13 gives the reason for offering ourselves: because we are “those who have been brought from death to life” and, as such, we are to “offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.” God is not nearly as interested in our monetary offerings as He is our submission and obedience.
Matthew 6 : 19 – 21 … “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
To experience God’s Sacred Life and realize the spiritual nourishment we seek, we must open ourselves up, and share of the Goodness flowing through our life by giving to what spiritually feeds us. It is simply an acknowledgement of the Divine Flow always moving throughout our being and drawing more into our life and also others.
A love offering also means to supply the needs of the saints, and also to express thanksgivings to God. God has given us money and homes so that we can be thankful, and also by our generosity and hospitality to make many people thankful to God. The reason God gives us money is so that by the way we use them people can see that God is our source and treasure.
*** PRAYER FOR THE DAY – Thank you Father for giving me so much to enjoy and to share with others. I express the best of what I have and remain always in thanksgiving to God in Jesus Name, Amen.
*** CONFESSION OF THE DAY – I am shining light, A city set on a hill that cannot be hidden, I have been enriched to enrich others, raised to lift others up. I function in this truth now and always.
***QUOTES OF THE DAY –
[On Love] – Love is not a guessing game. The heart that’s loved knows.
[On Life] – The results of your life reflect the standards you’ve set.
[On Success/Business] – Know that the thing that is easiest to do is rarely the thing that is best to do.
- SCRIPTURAL REFERENCE – Luke 21 : 1 – 4
- ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN : Morning – Mark 15 :1 – 25; Evening – Deuteronomy 30, 31.
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