Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blessed by Giving - Cheerfully


2 Corinthians 9:7 - "Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver."

Sometimes we need to think through our pattern of giving. Are we doing it and not wanting to? Are we grumbling about what we give? Paul challenges the Corinthian believers to do it cheerfully. The Greek word here is the same from which we get our word hilarious.

Paul wants us to see that we know that it is an act of obedience to give to God, but, it should be an act of obedience that we take part in with good feelings, excitement, cheerfulness. When you give - is it the minimum? Is it the least you can do? Is it with grave grumblings of giving gripes? (Say that three times quickly). How do you give?

If you are seeking to be blessed by God, you must give generously and with a cheerful heart and attitude.

Today - get hilarious with your giving. Don't give 'til it hurts - find ways to give 'til it blesses.

For Kingdom Education,

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