DO WE GIVE LIKE GOD OUR NON-STOP GIVER
Christian giving today is often restricted and shaped by concerns that are absent in God’s giving. People want to know whether the person or society is trustworthy, whether they will make good use of the gift, and whether they have a good track record. Thank God that He doesn’t act like that, or none of us would ever receive anything!
God is rich in mercy. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. Eph. 2:4. He gives freely to all, without any conditions. He gives as generously to the undeserving as to the righteous. He does this because He is filled with an enormous love for His corrupt and fallen creation. 22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lam. 3:22-23.
God gives because He loves. No matter whether His gifts are spiritual or material, every one of them is an expression of His love. We’ll never begin to give like Him until we start to love like Him. We won’t develop in our God-given ministry of reconciliation until selfless love is our strongest motive for giving anything and everything. 19 We love him, because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
God is our standard. Christ is our example. Calvary is our pattern. Our Creator-Redeemer has given everything for us. Let us—out of gratitude for what we have received from Him—now become givers, like Him. Have you ever wondered how Jesus’ ministry was financed?
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
REMINDER: DO WE GIVE LIKE GOD OUR NON-STOP GIVER!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”