Last night Jen and I watched a telethon on TV. The proceeds were 50% going to US organizations and 50% overseas organizations. I have no problem with fundraising and have done a few ourselves for medical expenses. God wants us to be a giving person but first, wants us to give to his growth of the kingdom of God. You ask what grows a kingdom of God? The heart of it all is the body of Christ the church. From there is where we gain knowledge and fellowship with like-minded believers. Another good place is the mission field. Most of the time a person or couple that are in the mission field rely on people like me and you to make the monthly bills. My next group is a
The heart of it all is the body of Christ the church. From there is where we gain knowledge and fellowship with like-minded believers. Another good place is the mission field. Most of the time a person or couple that are in the mission field rely on people like me and you to make the monthly bills. My next group is a where my heart feels the strongest is community organizations. For example, If you want to give to the boys and girls program call up your local chapter and give directly to them. Then you know the money will stay in your community and help out more. I know your next question to be what does the Bible say about giving?
The Bible says…..
when we read 2 Corinthians 9:7 it tells us that it does not matter how much we give but what is in our hearts to give. Even if we have very little to give he is happy and will multiply it.
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Then in Mark 12:41-44 He gives a great example of the cheerful giver. I love seeing how the woman had little to give but gave more than anyone else did.
“And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
I love seeing how most people though Jesus was not watching everything and how He was starting to show us the Omnipresent self. Then in Matthew 6:1-4 He warns us of boasting on what we give.
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
God will bless you more than you ever know as you show blessing toward him. Even if you do not have money to give you can bless others with food. My dad has a very green thumb and can grow about anything you can thank of. When my dad says he planting a garden he always has a multitude of vegetables to give out. One way he gives is giving away the vegetables. That is one example of giving and know there are others out there and I would love to hear them.
As you go through your day do not forget all the people that are hurting and needing. If you know someone that is hurting call them up and pray for them. Continue to bless others as you go through your day. A card or smile might be all they need. I will continue to pray for each one of you. Below are two past post to help you through your journey. Enjoy.
Thank you again for following me on my journey. Have a blessed day.
Carlton Lucas Moss