Memorisation Monday

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Tonight is our Annual General Meeting and forgive me if my mind turns to finances. You know, there is a big part of me (and I’m sure a big part of you) that just wishes God would sort it out you know. That we would win the lottery somehow and that it was a non-issue.

But as Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 9, this would actually rob us and God of something.

Think of it like this. A kid who gets $1000 in pocket money each week and has everything provided for, for them to give $100 away is no great sacrifice. And a parent seeing this is not overly encouraged.

But a child who has very little money. Whose pocket money comes through collecting cans to recycle. Who then chooses to give away $5. That’s 50 cans. That’s hours of work. That’s true generosity and sacrifice. That is pleasing to God.

  • Say the passage out loud 10 times in a row.
  • Say it once before you go to sleep.
  • Say it once more when you wake up.

Pray: Praise the Father that He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Give thanks for Jesus Christ and His generous sacrifice to us. Ask God for His Holy Spirit to help you and others to be generous with whatever God has given you.

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